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Tipping the Velvet is a 2002 BBC television drama serial based on the best-selling debut novel by Sarah Waters of the same name. It originally screened in three episodes on BBC Two and was produced for the BBC by the independent production company Sally Head Productions. It stars Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, and Jodhi May.

Directed by Geoffrey Sax, the novel was adapted by screenwriter Andrew Davies. The production was made available on DVD by BBC Worldwide soon after broadcast.

Series Cast

  1. Rachael Stirling

    Rachael Stirling

    3 Episodes

  2. Keeley Hawes

    Keeley Hawes

    Kitty Butler

    3 Episodes

  3. Anna Chancellor

    Anna Chancellor

    3 Episodes

  4. Jodhi May

    Jodhi May

    3 Episodes

  5. Alexei Sayle

    Alexei Sayle

    Charles Frobisher

    3 Episodes

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Tipping the Velvet

Season 1

2002 | 3 Episodes

Season 1 of Tipping the Velvet premiered on December 9, 2002.

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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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