The construction of the RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.
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Series cast summary:
 Mark Muir (12 episodes, 2012)
 Sofia Silvestri (12 episodes, 2012)
 Lord Pirrie (12 episodes, 2012)
 Thomas Andrews (12 episodes, 2012)
Massimo Ghini ...
 Pietro Silvestri (12 episodes, 2012)
 Sir Henry Carlton (12 episodes, 2012)
Valentina Corti ...
 Violetta Silvestri (12 episodes, 2012)
 Emily Hill (11 episodes, 2012)
 Eddy Hatton (11 episodes, 2012)
Frank McCusker ...
 Charles Stokes (11 episodes, 2012)
 Chorley (11 episodes, 2012)
 Conor McCann (10 episodes, 2012)
 Kitty Carlton (10 episodes, 2012)
 Sean Malone (10 episodes, 2012)
Terence Keeley ...
 Jack Lowry (10 episodes, 2012)
 Michael McCann (9 episodes, 2012)
Gerard McCarthy ...
 Ashley Stokes (9 episodes, 2012)
 Jimmy Smith (9 episodes, 2012)
 Bill Armstrong (9 episodes, 2012)
 Bruce Ismay (8 episodes, 2012)
Charlotte Bradley ...
 Mary McCann (8 episodes, 2012)
Edoardo Leo ...
 Andrea Valle (8 episodes, 2012)
Eleanor Methven ...
 Lady Pirrie (8 episodes, 2012)
 Albert Hatton (7 episodes, 2012)
Bill Murphy ...
 Bremner (7 episodes, 2012)
Aaron Harris ...
 Jordan (7 episodes, 2012)
Steve Blount ...
 McQueen (7 episodes, 2012)
Martin Philips ...
 Hunter (7 episodes, 2012)
Tomasz Oplawski ...
 Lower Class Gentelmen (7 episodes, 2012)
 J.P. Morgan (6 episodes, 2012)
 Joanna Yaegar (6 episodes, 2012)
Karl Shiels ...
 Neil Sutherland (6 episodes, 2012)
Tommy O'Neill ...
 Lorcan (6 episodes, 2012)
 Arthur McAllister (6 episodes, 2012)
Ronnie McCann ...
 Cherry (6 episodes, 2012)
Charlie Ruxton ...
 Grey (6 episodes, 2012)
Frank Smith ...
 Clarke (6 episodes, 2012)
Pat McGrath ...
 Kelly's Landlord (6 episodes, 2012)
 Lord Pirrie's Secretary (6 episodes, 2012)
 Jim Larkin (5 episodes, 2012)
 Lady Carlton (5 episodes, 2012)
Gabrielle Reidy ...
 Edith Hatton (5 episodes, 2012)
Ger Carey ...
 Bernie Doyle (5 episodes, 2012)
 Giacomo (5 episodes, 2012)


The construction of the RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.

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Release Date:

8 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Titanic: Blood & Steel  »

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Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the Irish passengers, Patrick A. O'Keefe, was a young man who boarded the Titanic when he was 21 years of age. Just days before he entered the Titanic, he had horrific dreams of the ship sinking and nearly canceled his ticket. However he decided to board on the ship anyway. Once the Titanic was sinking, he managed to survive on the "collapsible B" life raft. He died in 1939 in Manhattan from unknown causes at the age of 48. See more »


At the end of episode 12 on board the Titanic, a movie producer lights Kitty's cigarette with a Zippo lighter. The first Zippo lighter was produced in 1932 and the patent was not issued until 1936. See more »

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Way too long...
31 December 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

As much as I am fascinated by the ship and the tragedy that sunk her, then this 2012 series was a very lukewarm experience. Why? Well, first of all it was 12 hours long! And secondly, but most importantly, the ship itself was a mere backdrop around which all other stories were told. And that was a major disappointment.

"Titanic: Blood and Steel" tells the backstory of Titanic, of how it was built and trying to tie in stories of the working man, the shipyard board-members, the executives of the White Star Line, and so forth. Individually there were some good enough stories, but all thrown together in a 12 hours long series, no, it just became too much.

The ship itself wasn't the heart and core of the series. It was, at best, a mere backdrop to which director Ciaran Donnelly tried to connect all other stories around. But it just didn't work out all that great. I was sorely disappointed, because I had such high hopes and expectations.

It should be said that the series was quite well-cast and that the cast really performed quite well with their given roles and characters. And there is a good early 1900's atmosphere to the series.

But all in all, a mediocre result that lacked the grand ship itself and a far too long playtime.

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