The Blackwater Lightship (film)

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The Blackwater Lightship
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Based onThe Blackwater Lightship
by Colm Tóibín
Screenplay byShane Connaughton
Directed byJohn Erman
StarringAngela Lansbury
Gina McKee
Sam Robards
Dianne Wiest
Keith McErlean
Music byJohn Morris
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersJohn Erman
Heather Ogilvie
Brent Shields
Richard Welsh
CinematographyTony Imi
EditorBill Henry
Running time98 minutes
Production companyHallmark Hall of Fame
Original networkCBS
Original releaseFebruary 4, 2004 (2004-02-04)
Preceded byFallen Angel
Followed byPlainsong

The Blackwater Lightship is a 2004 Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for-television drama film adaptation of the novel The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Tóibín. It aired on CBS on February 4, 2004. The movie stars Angela Lansbury, Gina McKee, Sam Robards, Dianne Wiest, and Keith McErlean. Lansbury received an Emmy nomination for it in 2004.[1]



  • This was the first and only Hallmark Hall of Fame movie to be aired on a Wednesday instead of a Sunday, due to CBS airing the Super Bowl XXXVIII on Sunday, February 1.
  • This is also the second Hallmark Hall of Fame movie in which Angela Lansbury stars in, the first being The Shell Seekers.


  1. ^ "The Blackwater Lightship (Hallmark Hall Of Fame Pr". Television Academy. Retrieved 29 December 2018.

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