Black Velvet Band Solarmovie

Black Velvet Band (1997)

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Period drama Black Velvet Band takes us back to Victorian times when a gang of petty crooks find themselves sentenced to transportation to Australia, their ship, however, docks in South Africa and the gang manage to make their escape. The film starred Nick Berry, Chris McHallem and Todd Carty, who had all previously appeared in EastEnders together. The initial idea came from McHallem, whilst Nick Berry, thanks to being the darling of ITV at the time because of his hit show Heartbeat, had the clout to get it made.

Black Velvet Band Solarmovie
Release Date: 1997-12-27
Status: Released
Run time: 90 min / 1:30
Production Studio : Yorkshire Television
Production Countries: South Africa, United Kingdom


Nick Berry
as Martin Tusco
Todd Carty
as Pentecost
Chris McHallem
as Shut-Eye
Stephen Marcus
as Nudge
Amy Marston
as Half-Pint
John Carson
as Col. Rowan
Michael Atkinson
as Lord George Grey
Michael Brunner
as Piet
Gabriella Cirillo
as Louisa
Alex Ferns
as Major Watson
Frantz Dobrowsky
as Leach
Ronald France
as Sir Harry Smith
Nicole Franco
as Maria Rex
Ken Gampu
as Witch Doctor
Zukile Gqobose
as Watson's Corporal
David S. Lee
as Sgt Howe
Stephen Jennings
as Edward Rex
Emily McArthur
as Rose Tasco
Len Sparrowhawk
as Walker
Owen Sejake
as Goodluck
Victor Melleney
as Lord Chief Justice
Robin Smith
as Vermeer
Iain Winter-Smith
as Capt Moore
Ian Yule
as Yeoman Warder
Adrian Steed
as Sir John Jervis


Crew Chris McHallem Creator
Directing Robert Knights Director
Writing Jonathan Critchley Writer