The Black Velvet Gown

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The Black Velvet Gown
Based onThe Black Velvet Gown
by Catherine Cookson
Screenplay byGordon Hann
Directed byNorman Stone
Pranay Patwardhan
Starring Janet McTeer
Geraldine Somerville
Bob Peck
Theme music composer Carl Davis
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes1
Executive producers Michael Chaplin
Ray Marshall
Vrushank Velhankar
ProducersRay Marshall
Victor Glynn
Running time110 minutes
Production companiesWorld Wide International Television
Portman Productions
Tyne Tees Television
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV
Original release2 June 1991 (1991-06-02)

The Black Velvet Gown is a 1991 ITV television film, based on the 1984 novel by Catherine Cookson, and starring Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville, and Bob Peck. [1] It won an International Emmy for Best Drama. [2] [3]


The film was produced by World Wide International Production for Tyne Tees Television.


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