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Titanic (ITV-1 2012, Linus Roache, Steven Waddington)

Titanic

Lavish, big budget dramatic account of the ill fated supership and supposedly unsinkable Titanic.

It’s April 1912 and people of all classes are going aboard the White Star Line’s amazing new ship for the trip of a lifetime as it travels to America.

Some are going purely for the adventure, some are going to try and start a new life. There are aristocrats, celebrities and people who have sold everything for a ticket. As friendships are formed and sometimes broken what the passengers and crew don’t know is that their lives are about to change forever.

When the ship collides with a giant iceberg the “unsinkable” vessel starts to sink and everyone’s lives are at risk.

Made with great attention to detail and with Downton Abbey’s creator Julian Fellowes typical eye for wonderfully authentic dialogue Titanic is superb British period drama. Fabulously cast too. The final episode airs on 15 April which just happens to be the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

production details
UK / ITV1 Network / 4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast Sunday 25 March – Sunday 15 April 2012

Writer: Julian Fellowes / Music: Jonathan Goldsmith / Production Design: Rob Harris / Costume Design: James Keast / Executive Producers: Simon Vaughan, Julia Sereny, Jennifer Kawaja, Adam Goodman, Howard Ellis / Producer: Chris Thompson / Director: Jon Jones

cast
LINUS ROACHE as Hugh, Earl of Manton
TOBY JONES as John Batley
GERALDINE SOMERVILLE as Louisa, Countess of Manton
DAVID CALDER as Captain Smith
STEVEN WADDINGTON as Second Officer Lightroller
PERDITA WEEKS as Georgiana Grex
GEORGIA McCUTHEON as Theresa Maloney
LEE ROSS as Barnes
JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN as Annie Desmond
WILL KEEN as Chief Officer Wilde
BRIAN McCARDIE as First Officer Murdock
BEN BISHOP as Stoker Lyons
PETER McDONALD as Jim Maloney
GLEN BLACKHALL as Paolo Sandrini
RUTH BRADLEY as Mary Maloney
DRAGOS BUCUR as Peter Lubov
IFAN MEREDITH as Officer Lowe
MILES RICHARDSON as John Jacob Astor
MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY as Muriel Batley
CELIA IMRIE as Grace Rushton
RALPH INESON as Steward Hart
DIANA KENT as Eleanor Widener
ANTONIO MAGRO as Mario Sandrini
LYNDSEY MARSHAL as Watson
JAMES WILBY as J Bruce Ismay
SOPHIE WINKLEMAN as Dorothy Gibson
STEPHEN CAMPBELL MOORE as Thomas Andrews
PETER WIGHT as Joseph Rushton
CHRISTINE KAVANAGH as Mrs Thayer
SOPHIE RUNDLE as Roberta Maioni
SYLVESTRA LE TOUZEL as Lady Duff Gordon