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The Black Velvet Gown (1993)

04/03/1993 (GB) DramaRomance
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Overview

In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a black velvet gown, and even educates her children. But when Riah discovers the reason behind Miller's gifts, she vows to leave his house, but Miller has a hold on her, even after his death, when he leaves his house to her on the condition that she never marry. Riah's daughter, Biddy, grows up and becomes a laundress in a large house where her education keeps her from fitting in and makes her a target. But it also catches the eye of a son of the house, and with Miller's legacies, Biddy may yet find her way to happiness.

  1. Norman Stone

    Director

  2. Catherine Cookson

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bob Peck

    Bob Peck

    Percival Miller

  2. Janet McTeer

    Janet McTeer

    Riah Millican

  3. Geraldine Somerville

    Geraldine Somerville

    Biddy Millican

  4. Jonathan Firth

    Jonathan Firth

    Paul Gallmington

  5. David Hunt

    David Hunt

    Laurence Gallmington

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The Black Velvet Gown

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Original Language Dutch; Flemish

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