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To watch a special message from Sarah Waters, click here.Two wildly entertaining mini-series about feisty lesbians โ€“ both based on Sarah Water’s acclaimed novels. Tipping the Velvet recounts the adventures of Nan (adorable Rachel Stirling), who leaves home to pursue a cross-dressing music hall singer (delectable Keely Hawes). Fingersmith tells the story of orphan Sue (played by the delicious Sally Hawkins) a pick-pocket who seduces wealthy heiress Maud (the lovely Elaine Cassidy).Get both DVDs in the full, unedited editions as seen on the BBC! Or by them individually: Tipping The Velvet ($22.95 on DVD) Fingersmith ($22.95 on DVD)

Awards & Quotes

Tipping the Velvet:
“Provocative and uplifting” โ€“ The Baltimore Sun
“A beautifully filmed, beautifully acted romp” โ€“ Express (UK)
“One of the pure joys of Waters’ novel was in it the delightful, unexpected twists and turns that would occur throughout and this is replicated in the BBC TV adaptation” - DVD Times

Product Features


  • Tipping Special Features:
  • 7 minute interview with Sarah Walters (author) and Andrew Davies (adapted the novel)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Cast Filmographies
  • English subtitles
  • Complete UK broadcast Edition
  • Video Format: 16x9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
  • Color Audio Format: Stereo
  • Language Options: English Subtitle
  • Options: N/A Region Code: 1

  • Fingersmith Special Features:
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Character profiles
  • Photo gallery
  • Cast filmographies