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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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Series cast summary:
 Lord Pirrie 12 episodes, 2012
 Thomas Andrews 12 episodes, 2012
Massimo Ghini ...
 Pietro Silvestri 12 episodes, 2012
 Sir Henry Carlton 12 episodes, 2012
 Violetta Silvestri 12 episodes, 2012
 Emily Hill 11 episodes, 2012
 Eddy Hatton 11 episodes, 2012
Frank McCusker ...
 Charles Stokes 11 episodes, 2012
 Conor McCann 10 episodes, 2012
 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
 Ashley Stokes 9 episodes, 2012
Caolan Byrne ...
 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 ...
Aaron Harris ...
Steve Blount ...
Martin Philips ...
Tomasz Oplawski ...
 Lower Class Gentelmen 7 episodes, 2012
Karl Shiels ...
 Neil Sutherland 6 episodes, 2012
Tommy O'Neill ...
 Arthur McAllister 6 episodes, 2012
Ronnie McCann ...
Charlie Ruxton ...
Frank Smith ...
Pat McGrath ...
 Kelly's Landlord 6 episodes, 2012
 Lord Pirrie's Secretary 6 episodes, 2012
 Lady Carlton 5 episodes, 2012
Gabrielle Reidy ...
 Edith Hatton 5 episodes, 2012
Ger Carey ...
 Bernie Doyle 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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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Famous American author Morgan Robertson published a novella titled The Wreck of the Titan in 1898. It is a fictional story about a large passenger liner that struck an iceberg while sailing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Ironically, the storyline in Robertson's book contains very striking resemblances to the events of the RMS Titanic, despite it being written fourteen years earlier. See more »


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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Outstanding!! a must watch!!
17 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I was channel surfing one night and came across episode 1 at the mid-way point and was intrigued. So i watched episode 1 from the beginning and liked what I saw and decided to give this series a chance, and i was not disappointed! James Cameron scored a hit with the movie Titanic by being able to infuse factual with fiction so well that you couldn't tell the difference. This series was the same thing, but in 12 parts.

The story line from episodes 2-9 were outstanding and the acting was incredible. I really felt like i had a window into these people's lives and knew what it was like in Belfast 103 years ago.

Derek Jacobi is an incredible actor and played Lord Pirrie masterfully. He was a great as he was in Gladiator. Alessandra Mastronardi is stunningly beautiful and is great as Sophia.

Her and Kevin Zegers chemistry was great and now i find myself looking for other movies they have been in and will be in because how good their acting is.

The sets and costumes were spot on and the dialogue was very well written.

My one knock about this series is that after episode 9, they rushed to finish it within 2 episodes. I really think they should have allowed the rest of the story to wrap in another 1 or 2 episode so it didn't seem rushed.

But the ending was still very good and I teared up a little as i did at the end of Titanic the movie back in 1997.

I highly recommend this to anyone who is a history buff, a Titanic buff, and anyone who wants a great series to watch.

I suggest watching an episode or two a day so you can absorb they story and you will find that you can't wait to see where the story goes next! Never mind the other reviews about how the accuracy may have been off somewhat, the hats should have been different, blah blah blah.

I think that if you watch this series you would thoroughly enjoy it and you may find yourself never wanting it to end. And you may even be like me and think about watching it all over again.

Speaking of, where's my remote?

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