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Black Velvet Band

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 Cast

Name Character
Alex Ferns He was 29, now 55 years old as Major Watson
Len Sparrowhawk as Walker
David S. Lee He was 59, now 85 years old as Sgt Howe
Stephen Marcus He was 35, now 61 years old as Nudge
Ken Gampu He was 68, 74 years old when he died as Witch Doctor
Ronald France He was 61, 75 years old when he died as Sir Harry Smith
Robin Smith as Vermeer
Emily McArthur as Rose Tasco
Chris McHallem as Shut-Eye
Frantz Dobrowsky as Leach
Victor Melleney as Lord Chief Justice
Michael Brunner He was 2, now 28 years old as Piet
Owen Sejake as Goodluck
Ian Yule He was 66, now 92 years old as Yeoman Warder
John Carson He was 70, 89 years old when he died as Col. Rowan

Black Velvet Band Crew

Name Department
Chris McHallem as Creator. Crew
Black Velvet Band poster
Black Velvet Band (25 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, December 27, 1997
  • Runtime: 90 minutes