Tipping the Velvet

First Aired: October 2002

3 part series for BBC2.

The lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley, set in the 1890s.

Hugh plays Ralph Banner.


Andrew Davies; Sarah Waters (novel)


Keeley Hawes, Rachael Stirling, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May, Bernice Stegers, Sara Stockbridge


Geoffrey Sax


Georgina Lowe

Production Co:

Sally Head Prods; BBC

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