Titanic is a four-part serial created by BAFTA-winning producer Nigel Stafford-Clark (Warriors; The Way We Live Now; Bleak House) and written by Oscar and Emmy winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park; Downton Abbey) to mark the hundredth anniversary of the world's most famous maritime disaster in April 1912. It sets out to tell the story not just of a single ship, but of an entire society--one that was heading towards its own nemesis in the shape of the First World War as carelessly as Titanic towards the iceberg.
This world, soon to vanish forever, is brought alive by a cast of over 80, featuring the cream of acting talent from Britain and beyond, including Linus Roache (Law & Order; Batman Begins), Geraldine Somerville (Harry Potter; Cracker), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones's Diary; Kingdom), Toby Jones (My Week with Marilyn; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Captain America), Maria Doyle Kennedy (The Tudors; The Commitments), Perdita Weeks (The Promise; The Tudors; Lost in Austen), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Waterloo Road; Emmerdale), Steven Waddington (Sleepy Hollow; Last of the Mohicans), Lyndsey Marshal (Hereafter; Being Human; Rome), Ruth Bradley (Primeval), Peter McDonald (The Damned United; City of Vice) and Timothy West (Bleak House; Ever After; The Day of the Jackal) amongst many others.
All human life is on Titanic as she sets out on her maiden voyage. The upper-class family with their suffragette daughter and their warring servants; the wealthy elite of American society; the Irish lawyer in Second Class with his embittered wife; the young cabin steward and the impetuous Italian waiter who falls for her; the Catholic engineer fleeing Belfast with his wife and family to escape the sectarian conflict; the mysterious stranger in Steerage fleeing who knows what. And then there are the officers and crew. As their stories interweave and we find our first impressions are often undermined by what we learn, there is one thing that we know for certain and they do not--that not all of them will survive.
|Mono / Stereo:||Stereo|
|Certification:||IFCO TBC, BBFC 12|
|Film Only Running Time:||3 hrs 4 mins|
|Region Code:||B (Europe, Australia, New Zealand)|
4 x 60 episodes with Audio commentary. Episode 1: Nigel Stafford-Clark, Julian Fellowes, Jon Jones
Titanic - The Making of (35 mins approx)
The Curse of the Titanic Sisters (60 mins approx)
They were conceived and created to become the world's biggest, grandest and safest ocean liners: three super liners - The Olympic, Titanic and Britannic - launched and sold as the ships that would never sink. But despite this boast all three were involved in maritime disasters soon after launching. And two of the three - Titanic and Britannic - were lost forever in the most dramatic of circumstances. This one hour film investigates the doomed history and flawed design of the three White Star Liners, from inception to disaster. And it launches a new forensic examination of the wreck of the Britannic, designed to be both bigger and grander than the Titanic. Britannic was the last of the three sisters to launch and extensively modified in the aftermath of the Titanic loss, in order to make sure, unlike her sister, she would prove truly "unsinkable".
Character and crew profiles
Time lapse set build
Words of the Titanic (60 mins approx)
More by Linus Roache
More by Celia Imrie
More by Geraldine Somerville
More by Jon Jones
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