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The 15th of April 2012 sees the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic.

To mark this significant centenary, BAFTA-winning producer Nigel Stafford-Clark (Bleak House) has created an epic mini-series written by Oscar-winning
writer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park). This multi-million
dollar television event is an extraordinary re-telling of that doomed voyage, cleverly weaving action, mystery and romantic plots before coming together in an explosive and unforgettable finale.

As the story unfolds over each film, we follow events through the eyes of a host of characters from across the social spectrum, offering a captivating insight into the world of 1912 and the tragic events leading up to the icy deaths of 1517 passengers. Backed by major broadcasters around the world and screened on Channel 7, Titanic is a fitting and spectacular centrepiece for to mark the tragic anniversary.

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Description

The 15th of April 2012 sees the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic.

To mark this significant centenary, BAFTA-winning producer Nigel Stafford-Clark (Bleak House) has created an epic mini-series written by Oscar-winning
writer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park). This multi-million
dollar television event is an extraordinary re-telling of that doomed voyage, cleverly weaving action, mystery and romantic plots before coming together in an explosive and unforgettable finale.

As the story unfolds over each film, we follow events through the eyes of a host of characters from across the social spectrum, offering a captivating insight into the world of 1912 and the tragic events leading up to the icy deaths of 1517 passengers. Backed by major broadcasters around the world and screened on Channel 7, Titanic is a fitting and spectacular centrepiece for to mark the tragic anniversary.

    • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Prologue. We briefly encounter a number of our characters,
    from all walks of life, as they ready themselves for their fateful voyage
    on the Titanic. London, April 1912. Hugh, Earl of Manton uses his
    government connections to free his daughter Georgiana, who has been
    arrested in a suffragette demonstration. To keep her out of trouble, he
    also uses his influence with Bruce Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line,
    to obtain a passage for Georgiana on the maiden voyage of the new liner
    Titanic, accompanying Hugh and his wife Louisa to New York. On the train
    to Southampton the Mantons encounter Irish lawyer John Batley, who works
    for Hugh’s law firm, and his wife Muriel. Southampton, Wednesday 10th
    April 1912. Amongst those boarding are young Italian crew members Paolo
    and Mario Sandrini and Irishman Jim Maloney, intent on smuggling his wife
    Mary and their children into a single steerage cabin to avoid them being
    split up. Sunday 14th April 1912. The Manton’s tea party is not a great
    success. Muriel asks a pointed question about Hugh’s position on the Irish
    Home Rule Bill, and the hostility between her and Louisa, coming as they
    do from opposite ends of the Irish social and political spectrum, could be
    cut with a knife. Later that night the ship’s designer, Thomas Andrews, is
    playing cards when he feels a sudden impact. Together with Captain Smith
    he hurries to investigate. To their horror, a brush with an iceberg has
    torn a series of gashes in the side of the Titanic that stretch as far as
    the boiler rooms. The steerage passengers are held below, including Jim
    and Mary Maloney and their children. On deck the loading of the lifeboats
    is not going smoothly. Lightoller rigorously enforces the rule of women
    and children only, and the boats are lowered half-full because of his
    concerns about their ability to support a full load without splitting
    whilst being winched down. Louisa refuses to get into a boat with Dorothy
    Gibson, who is clutching a bottle of brandy. US multi-millionaire Benjamin
    Guggenheim, having seen off his French mistress, retires with his servant
    Giglio to the First Class saloon Harry and Georgiana share a brief moment
    together before he has to bid goodbye to his mother, who is in a boat with
    the Countess of Rothes and Molly Brown and is desperately anxious for her
    son. Hugh finally locates one of the last of the boats, but Louisa will
    not leave without him. Georgiana is determined to stay with her parents,
    but Harry physically lifts her into the boat. As she cries out to her
    mother, and Hugh pleads with Louisa to save herself for his sake, Louisa
    is faced with an impossible choice...

    • 45 Minutes

    Prologue. We briefly encounter a number of our characters,
    from all walks of life, as they ready themselves for their fateful voyage
    on the Titanic. London, April 1912. Hugh, Earl of Manton uses his
    government connections to free his daughter Georgiana, who has been
    arrested in a suffragette demonstration. To keep her out of trouble, he
    also uses his influence with Bruce Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line,
    to obtain a passage for Georgiana on the maiden voyage of the new liner
    Titanic, accompanying Hugh and his wife Louisa to New York. On the train
    to Southampton the Mantons encounter Irish lawyer John Batley, who works
    for Hugh’s law firm, and his wife Muriel. Southampton, Wednesday 10th
    April 1912. Amongst those boarding are young Italian crew members Paolo
    and Mario Sandrini and Irishman Jim Maloney, intent on smuggling his wife
    Mary and their children into a single steerage cabin to avoid them being
    split up. Sunday 14th April 1912. The Manton’s tea party is not a great
    success. Muriel asks a pointed question about Hugh’s position on the Irish
    Home Rule Bill, and the hostility between her and Louisa, coming as they
    do from opposite ends of the Irish social and political spectrum, could be
    cut with a knife. Later that night the ship’s designer, Thomas Andrews, is
    playing cards when he feels a sudden impact. Together with Captain Smith
    he hurries to investigate. To their horror, a brush with an iceberg has
    torn a series of gashes in the side of the Titanic that stretch as far as
    the boiler rooms. The steerage passengers are held below, including Jim
    and Mary Maloney and their children. On deck the loading of the lifeboats
    is not going smoothly. Lightoller rigorously enforces the rule of women
    and children only, and the boats are lowered half-full because of his
    concerns about their ability to support a full load without splitting
    whilst being winched down. Louisa refuses to get into a boat with Dorothy
    Gibson, who is clutching a bottle of brandy. US multi-millionaire Benjamin
    Guggenheim, having seen off his French mistress, retires with his servant
    Giglio to the First Class saloon Harry and Georgiana share a brief moment
    together before he has to bid goodbye to his mother, who is in a boat with
    the Countess of Rothes and Molly Brown and is desperately anxious for her
    son. Hugh finally locates one of the last of the boats, but Louisa will
    not leave without him. Georgiana is determined to stay with her parents,
    but Harry physically lifts her into the boat. As she cries out to her
    mother, and Hugh pleads with Louisa to save herself for his sake, Louisa
    is faced with an impossible choice...

    • 45 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Belfast, March 1912. Catholic workers enter the Harland and Wolff shipyard past angry Protestant Unionists, incensed by the prospect of Irish Home Rule. Inside the yard designer Thomas Andrews and shipyard chairman Lord Pirrie are concerned about slow progress on the fitting out of the new liner Titanic.

    Southampton, Tuesday 9th April 1912. After the sea trials, Captain Smith shuffles his crew, causing some confusion as the officers are assigned new duties.

    Sunday 14th April 1912. A mixed group attend the Anglican service which is held in First Class but open to all classes.

    Dressing for dinner in their cabin after the less than successful tea party with the Mantons, Muriel launches a verbal assault on her husband, accusing him of cringing subservience to his English master. Unable to contain her bitterness at his stalled career, which has condemned her to a life in Croydon amongst those she regards as her country’s long time oppressors, she lets him know that she’s aware his loyal service includes acting as a go-between with Hugh’s illegitimate daughter, a secret supposedly unknown to Louisa.

    On the bridge, Captain Smith wants to maintain a fast pace to arrive in New York early on what will be his final voyage before retirement, Smith instructs his officer of the watch, Murdoch, to keep up the pace despite warnings of icebergs. Smith takes a tour, greeting the card-playing Andrews and Dorothy Gibson and finally ending up on deck with a glum John Batley, recovering from his wife’s rage. Smith wisely leaves him to it, but no sooner has he gone than Batley finds an iceberg towering over him as it scrapes down the side of the ship. Below decks, Smith and Andrews go on their voyage of discovery and we see the full impact of the collision. The extent of the gashes is so long that it will outweigh the buoyancy afforded by Titanic’s compartmentalised design.
    The supposedly unsinkable ship has only hours to live.

    Whilst the passengers remain oblivious to the danger for the moment,
    Jim and Mary and their children are being held below decks with their fellow steerage passengers, until Lubov creates a diversion that allows Mary and the children to escape. Lightoller helps a distraught Dorothy Gibson persuade her mother to don a lifejacket. He presses an unwilling Dorothy to take a bottle of brandy with her in case it’s needed for medicinal purposes.

    Meanwhile, Annie and Paolo are trying to bring some order to the chaos, which is only increased when Steward Hart leads a party of steerage passengers up to the deck. Muriel says that if they can do nothing else they can at least die together, but just then John spies one last boat preparing to launch, and drags Muriel towards it. As they get there to find a group that includes Hugh Manton, Harry Widener and Barnes there is the roaring sound of an approaching wall of water...

    • 45 Minutes

    Belfast, March 1912. Catholic workers enter the Harland and Wolff shipyard past angry Protestant Unionists, incensed by the prospect of Irish Home Rule. Inside the yard designer Thomas Andrews and shipyard chairman Lord Pirrie are concerned about slow progress on the fitting out of the new liner Titanic.

    Southampton, Tuesday 9th April 1912. After the sea trials, Captain Smith shuffles his crew, causing some confusion as the officers are assigned new duties.

    Sunday 14th April 1912. A mixed group attend the Anglican service which is held in First Class but open to all classes.

    Dressing for dinner in their cabin after the less than successful tea party with the Mantons, Muriel launches a verbal assault on her husband, accusing him of cringing subservience to his English master. Unable to contain her bitterness at his stalled career, which has condemned her to a life in Croydon amongst those she regards as her country’s long time oppressors, she lets him know that she’s aware his loyal service includes acting as a go-between with Hugh’s illegitimate daughter, a secret supposedly unknown to Louisa.

    On the bridge, Captain Smith wants to maintain a fast pace to arrive in New York early on what will be his final voyage before retirement, Smith instructs his officer of the watch, Murdoch, to keep up the pace despite warnings of icebergs. Smith takes a tour, greeting the card-playing Andrews and Dorothy Gibson and finally ending up on deck with a glum John Batley, recovering from his wife’s rage. Smith wisely leaves him to it, but no sooner has he gone than Batley finds an iceberg towering over him as it scrapes down the side of the ship. Below decks, Smith and Andrews go on their voyage of discovery and we see the full impact of the collision. The extent of the gashes is so long that it will outweigh the buoyancy afforded by Titanic’s compartmentalised design.
    The supposedly unsinkable ship has only hours to live.

    Whilst the passengers remain oblivious to the danger for the moment,
    Jim and Mary and their children are being held below decks with their fellow steerage passengers, until Lubov creates a diversion that allows Mary and the children to escape. Lightoller helps a distraught Dorothy Gibson persuade her mother to don a lifejacket. He presses an unwilling Dorothy to take a bottle of brandy with her in case it’s needed for medicinal purposes.

    Meanwhile, Annie and Paolo are trying to bring some order to the chaos, which is only increased when Steward Hart leads a party of steerage passengers up to the deck. Muriel says that if they can do nothing else they can at least die together, but just then John spies one last boat preparing to launch, and drags Muriel towards it. As they get there to find a group that includes Hugh Manton, Harry Widener and Barnes there is the roaring sound of an approaching wall of water...

    • 45 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    The Siege of Sidney Street, London, January 1911. Home Secretary Winston Churchill surveys the burnt out house in which a group of Russian anarchists have been cornered and killed after a gun battle with the army. However, to his fury, the body of their leader, Peter the Painter, is not among them. Southampton, Wednesday 10th April 1912.

    Second Officer Lightoller is checking the vast quantities of food destined for Titanic’s maiden voyage when his attention is diverted by an altercation. An Italian stoker is trying to persuade Fifth Officer Lowe to take on his brother as a waiter. Given that one of the waiters has failed to turn up, Lightoller agrees to hire him.

    In steerage the mysterious Peter Lubov tells Jim Maloney that he’s had enough of trying to change society. He’s off to the New World and won’t be back.

    Muriel is attacking her husband for deferring so readily to Lord Manton. Sunday 14th April 1912.

    On deck, a pensive Mary is joined by Lubov. She no longer pretends that she’s not attracted to him and they kiss, but it’s broken up by a furious Jim.
    Mary pretends that he stole a drunken kiss. It’s steerage. What does Jim expect? Later that night Paolo and John Hart, and Mary and Jim are woken by the sound of escaping steam. In the engine room Mario and others escape as the doors begin to close. Billy Blake stays behind to rake out the boilers to stop them exploding. The bully will die a hero.

    Lightoller tells Annie to get her passengers up on deck. Paolo finds Annie outside the Purser’s office, and forces a reluctant Muriel to don her lifejacket. Meanwhile Ismay is anxious that the Italian waiters will spread panic, so they are taken below decks and locked in a cabin. Back on deck, Paolo and Officer Lowe try in vain to prevent the Duff Gordons having their boat lowered practically empty.

    In steerage, Lubov engineers a diversion that enables Mary and her children to escape.
    In the First Class dining room, Mary encounters a dazed Bessie Allison, still searching for baby Trevor. On his way up the ship Mario sees the rest of the steerage passengers, still held below decks. He argues with the officer in charge and is dragged off to be locked up with the Italian waiters.

    On deck Paolo and Annie find the last of the boats, surrounded by a group that includes the Mantons and Ismay. Paolo and Ismay persuade Annie to get aboard to help calm the women. Just then Paolo discovers from a stoker that Mario has been locked up and dashes off in search of his brother. He finds the cabin as the ship starts to flood, but the door is locked and there’s no key...

    • 45 Minutes

    The Siege of Sidney Street, London, January 1911. Home Secretary Winston Churchill surveys the burnt out house in which a group of Russian anarchists have been cornered and killed after a gun battle with the army. However, to his fury, the body of their leader, Peter the Painter, is not among them. Southampton, Wednesday 10th April 1912.

    Second Officer Lightoller is checking the vast quantities of food destined for Titanic’s maiden voyage when his attention is diverted by an altercation. An Italian stoker is trying to persuade Fifth Officer Lowe to take on his brother as a waiter. Given that one of the waiters has failed to turn up, Lightoller agrees to hire him.

    In steerage the mysterious Peter Lubov tells Jim Maloney that he’s had enough of trying to change society. He’s off to the New World and won’t be back.

    Muriel is attacking her husband for deferring so readily to Lord Manton. Sunday 14th April 1912.

    On deck, a pensive Mary is joined by Lubov. She no longer pretends that she’s not attracted to him and they kiss, but it’s broken up by a furious Jim.
    Mary pretends that he stole a drunken kiss. It’s steerage. What does Jim expect? Later that night Paolo and John Hart, and Mary and Jim are woken by the sound of escaping steam. In the engine room Mario and others escape as the doors begin to close. Billy Blake stays behind to rake out the boilers to stop them exploding. The bully will die a hero.

    Lightoller tells Annie to get her passengers up on deck. Paolo finds Annie outside the Purser’s office, and forces a reluctant Muriel to don her lifejacket. Meanwhile Ismay is anxious that the Italian waiters will spread panic, so they are taken below decks and locked in a cabin. Back on deck, Paolo and Officer Lowe try in vain to prevent the Duff Gordons having their boat lowered practically empty.

    In steerage, Lubov engineers a diversion that enables Mary and her children to escape.
    In the First Class dining room, Mary encounters a dazed Bessie Allison, still searching for baby Trevor. On his way up the ship Mario sees the rest of the steerage passengers, still held below decks. He argues with the officer in charge and is dragged off to be locked up with the Italian waiters.

    On deck Paolo and Annie find the last of the boats, surrounded by a group that includes the Mantons and Ismay. Paolo and Ismay persuade Annie to get aboard to help calm the women. Just then Paolo discovers from a stoker that Mario has been locked up and dashes off in search of his brother. He finds the cabin as the ship starts to flood, but the door is locked and there’s no key...

    • 45 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Titanic, Sunday 14th April 1912. Mrs Widener’s party are
    enjoying their dinner in Gatti’s Restaurant. In the First Class saloon
    Lightoller chats to Dorothy Gibson, and Molly Brown sympathises with an
    affronted Grace Rushton over her omission from the Wideners’ dinner party.
    Jim and Mary prepare for bed, with Jim still angry at Lubov’s effrontery
    and Mary dreaming of a new life in New York. On the bridge Officer Murdoch
    is maintaining the ship’s speed, but is not happy with his orders. Officer
    Moody gets a warning from the lookout of an iceberg dead ahead, but too
    late for Murdoch to do more than avoid a head on collision as it scrapes
    down the ship’s side. On the Promenade Deck, Theresa flees from her
    lifeboat after overhearing Murdoch tell Hart that it will split if any
    more passengers are loaded. Officer Murdoch, in danger of losing control,
    fires his pistol to quiet the crowd Paolo learns from a stoker of his
    brother’s fate and races off to find him. Paolo finds the cabin in which
    his brother is incarcerated with the other Italians, but the water is
    rising and the door is locked. Murdoch reports back to a sombre Captain
    Smith. Bitterly regretful of his hubris, the Captain is determined to go
    down with his ship. As is the designer Thomas Andrews, and the sublimely
    debonair Benjamin Guggenheim. Hugh, Lightoller, Harry and the Batleys are
    amongst those trying to free the last collapsible lifeboat when they’re
    all washed overboard, in the water, The stern of the great liner rises up
    out of the water, towering over the survivors like some mythical sea
    monster, until with a terrible sound of rending metal it sinks below the
    surface. In the boats, the survivors can hear the cries of those in the
    water. Lightoller struggles onto the upturned collapsible with the help of
    Mario and despite the reluctance of some already aboard as it’s becoming
    increasingly crowded. Back in their lifeboat, Molly Brown, Lady Rothes and
    the other women have lost patience. They take command to row back
    themselves, on the upturned collapsible, now precariously full, Jack
    Thayer is pulled aboard to replace a dead man. Lightoller leads them in
    the Lord’s Prayer. Lowe returns to the pontoon with three survivors,
    amongst them Hugh and Paolo. Lowe finds the upturned collapsible and
    rescues the men aboard, and as dawn breaks it is Carpathia, on its way to
    put an end to their ordeal.

    • 46 Minutes

    Titanic, Sunday 14th April 1912. Mrs Widener’s party are
    enjoying their dinner in Gatti’s Restaurant. In the First Class saloon
    Lightoller chats to Dorothy Gibson, and Molly Brown sympathises with an
    affronted Grace Rushton over her omission from the Wideners’ dinner party.
    Jim and Mary prepare for bed, with Jim still angry at Lubov’s effrontery
    and Mary dreaming of a new life in New York. On the bridge Officer Murdoch
    is maintaining the ship’s speed, but is not happy with his orders. Officer
    Moody gets a warning from the lookout of an iceberg dead ahead, but too
    late for Murdoch to do more than avoid a head on collision as it scrapes
    down the ship’s side. On the Promenade Deck, Theresa flees from her
    lifeboat after overhearing Murdoch tell Hart that it will split if any
    more passengers are loaded. Officer Murdoch, in danger of losing control,
    fires his pistol to quiet the crowd Paolo learns from a stoker of his
    brother’s fate and races off to find him. Paolo finds the cabin in which
    his brother is incarcerated with the other Italians, but the water is
    rising and the door is locked. Murdoch reports back to a sombre Captain
    Smith. Bitterly regretful of his hubris, the Captain is determined to go
    down with his ship. As is the designer Thomas Andrews, and the sublimely
    debonair Benjamin Guggenheim. Hugh, Lightoller, Harry and the Batleys are
    amongst those trying to free the last collapsible lifeboat when they’re
    all washed overboard, in the water, The stern of the great liner rises up
    out of the water, towering over the survivors like some mythical sea
    monster, until with a terrible sound of rending metal it sinks below the
    surface. In the boats, the survivors can hear the cries of those in the
    water. Lightoller struggles onto the upturned collapsible with the help of
    Mario and despite the reluctance of some already aboard as it’s becoming
    increasingly crowded. Back in their lifeboat, Molly Brown, Lady Rothes and
    the other women have lost patience. They take command to row back
    themselves, on the upturned collapsible, now precariously full, Jack
    Thayer is pulled aboard to replace a dead man. Lightoller leads them in
    the Lord’s Prayer. Lowe returns to the pontoon with three survivors,
    amongst them Hugh and Paolo. Lowe finds the upturned collapsible and
    rescues the men aboard, and as dawn breaks it is Carpathia, on its way to
    put an end to their ordeal.

    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 101

    Words of the Titanic

    Marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful
    voyage, voices of the past speak to us through the mouths of living
    contributors. Famous faces join with the relatives of those who were on
    the Titanic to read the words of original letters, diaries, and memoirs in
    this powerful landmark documentary. Narrated by Charles Dance, the cast
    includes Roger Allam, Richard E. Grant, James Wilby, Nancy Carroll and
    Anna Madely, who paint a fresh and vivid picture of the events leading up
    to the fateful night in April, 1912. From the engineroom skivvies to the
    ship’s commanders, from the plight of the 3rd Class passengers, to the
    stories of the 1st Class stateroom passengers, their testimonies combine
    to create a colourful and deeply moving account of the doomed voyage and
    its effect on the lives of the survivors.

    • 46 Minutes

    Marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful
    voyage, voices of the past speak to us through the mouths of living
    contributors. Famous faces join with the relatives of those who were on
    the Titanic to read the words of original letters, diaries, and memoirs in
    this powerful landmark documentary. Narrated by Charles Dance, the cast
    includes Roger Allam, Richard E. Grant, James Wilby, Nancy Carroll and
    Anna Madely, who paint a fresh and vivid picture of the events leading up
    to the fateful night in April, 1912. From the engineroom skivvies to the
    ship’s commanders, from the plight of the 3rd Class passengers, to the
    stories of the 1st Class stateroom passengers, their testimonies combine
    to create a colourful and deeply moving account of the doomed voyage and
    its effect on the lives of the survivors.

    • 46 Minutes
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