Tipping the Velvet

Brand New Series: Tipping the Velvet
UKTV – Sundays from 3rd June, 9:30pm

An adaptation of the famous novel by Sarah Waters, Tipping The Velvet centers around charismatic heroine Nan Astley who realises as she grows into woman hood that she’s attracted to women, not men. It leads her into a series of lesbian adventures.

The glamorous world of 19th century music hall provides the backdrop for Nan’s first love affair with Kitty, a popular male impersonator music hall star. They become a double act both on and off stage, but their manager Walter wins Kitty’s hand as she ultimately chooses the safety of a traditional life rather than risking the public disapproval of her true feelings for Nan.

Devastated by Kitty’s betrayal, Nan takes to the streets to survive, in her guise as a male impersonator, and finds a niche in the Victorian sexual underworld.

Stars: Rachael Stirling (Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Othello), Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and A Funeral and Spooks), and Keeley Hawes (Spooks and Lara Croft Tomb Raider).