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A gritty period drama set in industrial Tyneside during World War I. Life for the McQueen family is turned upside down when daughter Bridget comes home with a black husband.
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 (Series Cast [12])
Joe Caffrey ... Tony (3 episodes, 1998)

Dearbhla Molloy ... Kathie McQueen (3 episodes, 1998)

Ian Embleton ... Matt McQueen (3 episodes, 1998)
Walter McMonagle ... Cavan McQueen (3 episodes, 1998)

Niamh Cusack ... Bridget Paterson (3 episodes, 1998)

Tony Armatrading ... James Paterson (3 episodes, 1998)

Carmen Ejogo ... Rose-Angela Patterson (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Walter ... Pete (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Glenn Murphy ... Murphy (2 episodes, 1998)

Art Malik ... Hassan (2 episodes, 1998)

James Larkin ... Stanhope (2 episodes, 1998)
Ron Senior Jr. ... Geordie (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Directed by
Alan Grint (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Catherine Cookson (2 episodes, 1998)
Gordon Hann (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Don Bell .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1998)
Ray Marshall .... producer (2 episodes, 1998)
Keith Richardson .... executive producer: YTV/TTV (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Original Music by
Alan Parker (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Cinematography by
Robin Vidgeon (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Film Editing by
John Wilson (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Production Design by
Ashley Wilkinson (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Costume Design by
Delphine Roche-Gordon (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Makeup Department
Alison Rainey .... crowd hair and makeup (3 episodes, 1998)
Penny Smith .... chief makeup artist (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Production Management
Neal Hirst .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nael Abbas .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Caroline Richards .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Josef d'Bache-Kane .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roderick Barron .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1998)
Paul Hatchman .... grip (2 episodes, 1998)
Gavin Richards .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 1998)
Danny Shelmerdine .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Parker .... wardrobe assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Brierley .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 1998)
Josef d'Bache-Kane .... assistant on-line editor (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Other crew
Sheila Wilson .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1998)

Barbara McFarlane .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)


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180 min (3 parts)


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Colour of Love, 29 January 2006
Author: sexy_pisces_gal from United Kingdom

Niamh Cusack takes centre stage in this adaptation of Catherine Cooksons Colour Blind. When Bridget Mcqueen (Niamh Cusack )returns home to her native Newcastle with her new husband(Tony Armatrading)her family are delighted until they discover hes black!.

The McQueen family go out of the way to pick fault with the marriage but when Bridget reveals she is pregnant the McQueens have no choice but to accept the marriage. The family are ostracised and Bridget avoids her racist family. But seaman James has to work away and when he is gone Matt (Bob Cryer) the family bully visits Bridget to "arrange" a miscarriage. During her pregnancy James keeps a close eye on Bridget but before the baby can be born he is called away again leaving Matt free to barge round to a heavily pregnant Bridget's house once more. but during the Bridgets labour her mother Kathie McQueen (Derbollah Malloy) has summoned Nellie Milligan to operate on Bridget and arrange for the baby to stillborn if it is black. But before the deed can be done, Bridget gives birth to a baby girl who she and James calls Rose Angela. The year's pass and Bridget and James live quietly rarely seeing friends accept for Tonythe orphan th McQueens took in who is secretly in love with Bridget but one night things come to a head Matt McQueen, still despising the young Rose-Angela and her father as much as ever, picks a fight with James, a fight which sees James almost kill Matt. Fearing for himself James runs away to sea leaving Bridget and snatching Rose-Angela until Tony persuades him to let her go. The Racial abuse continues in the second part of the story as a grown up Rose-Angela (Carmen Edjoba) works in service as a house maid but after tiring of being thought of as a mere whore she leaves and secures a job working as a housekeeper for an eccentric painter Micheal Stanhope (James Larkin) and the two fall in love but when things are shaken up with the return of James whose friend Hassan(Art Mallik)later confesses to Rose-Angela that he too is in love with her. Torn by her need to care for her dying father and her love for Micheal, Rose Angela must find a way to be with the man she loves despite the wagging tongues.

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