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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 Mark Muir (12 episodes, 2012)
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 Sofia Silvestri (12 episodes, 2012)
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 Lord Pirrie (12 episodes, 2012)
Billy Carter ...
 Thomas Andrews (12 episodes, 2012)
Massimo Ghini ...
 Pietro Silvestri (12 episodes, 2012)
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 Sir Henry Carlton (12 episodes, 2012)
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 Violetta Silvestri (12 episodes, 2012)
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 Emily Hill (11 episodes, 2012)
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 Eddy Hatton (11 episodes, 2012)
Frank McCusker ...
 Charles Stokes (11 episodes, 2012)
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 Chorley (11 episodes, 2012)
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 Conor McCann (10 episodes, 2012)
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 Kitty Carlton (10 episodes, 2012)
Liam Carney ...
 Sean Malone (10 episodes, 2012)
Terence Keeley ...
 Jack Lowry (10 episodes, 2012)
Branwell Donaghey ...
 Michael McCann (9 episodes, 2012)
Gerard McCarthy ...
 Ashley Stokes (9 episodes, 2012)
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 Jimmy Smith (9 episodes, 2012)
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 Bill Armstrong (9 episodes, 2012)
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 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)
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 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)
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 J.P. Morgan (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Joanna Yaegar (6 episodes, 2012)
Karl Shiels ...
 Neil Sutherland (6 episodes, 2012)
Tommy O'Neill ...
 Lorcan (6 episodes, 2012)
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 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)
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 Lord Pirrie's Secretary (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Jim Larkin (5 episodes, 2012)
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 Lady Carlton (5 episodes, 2012)
Gabrielle Reidy ...
 Edith Hatton (5 episodes, 2012)
Ger Carey ...
 Bernie Doyle (5 episodes, 2012)
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 Giacomo (5 episodes, 2012)
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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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Titanic did not embark passengers in Belfast. Titanic departed Belfast on April 2, arrived in Southampton 28 hours later, and did not depart Southampton until April 10. With just one exception, the only non-crew members embarked at Belfast were members of the H&W guaranty group and a Board of Trade official. See more »

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Inaccurate But Enjoyable
14 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Titanic: Blood & Steel" proves there are still ways to approach material that has been revisited on the big and small screens in new and appealing ways. From the laying of the hull to her departure from Belfast, this is the story of the workers, businessmen, and common Irishmen impacted through the construction process of the most famous ship in history.

It's strengths are its historical figures, such as the open-minded Lord Pirrie (Derek Jacobi at his finest) and the perfectionist, driven Thomas Andrews, who is depicted as I have always imagined him to be, soft-spoken and heroic. Its weaknesses lie in its lack of understanding for the social and sexual aspects of the period, as well as its (for me) rather unlikable leading man.

When it comes to historical accuracy, it relies more on fiction than fact to tell its story but somehow this never seems too troubling. The politics of the era are explored: the struggle to unionize Ireland, the rivalries between Catholic and Protestant fractions, even a foray into the beginnings of the Irish Republican Army. The expense of the miniseries shows not only in the terrific cast but the incredible detail on the ships, their construction, the shipyards, and the lavish interiors.

Some might complain about the ambiguous ending, but I like it, since it allows the audience to make their own conclusions about the fate of the main characters. The series held my attention and gave me twelve hours spent in the company of Lord Pirrie and Thomas Andrews -- as an amateur "RMS Titanic" historian, for that, I'm grateful.


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