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What Sank Titanic? 

Without recourse to using fictional characters this impressive docudrama carefully reconstructs how,after hitting the ice berg,the Titanic gradually let in more and more water and,despite ... See full summary »


Richard Dale

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Barrett Sean Barrett ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Bill Paxton ... Himself - Host / Narrator (US version)
Phil Cheadle ... Leading Fireman Fred Barrett
Mitzi Jones Mitzi Jones ... Elizabeth Dowdell
Christian Rodska ... Captain Smith
Christopher Villiers ... J. Bruce Ismay
Oscar Pearce Oscar Pearce ... Quigg Baxter
Fred Lancaster Fred Lancaster ... John 'Jack' Thayer
Paul Mundell ... Thomas Andrews
Michael Malarkey ... Milton Long
Krisjanis Salmins Krisjanis Salmins ... Trapped Sailor
Darta Danevica ... Bertha Mayne (as Inese Darta Danevica)
Anta Aizupe Anta Aizupe ... Mary Baxter
Leonarda Kestere-Klavina Leonarda Kestere-Klavina ... Helene Baxter
Paul Hornsby Paul Hornsby ... Greaser Frank Goree


Without recourse to using fictional characters this impressive docudrama carefully reconstructs how,after hitting the ice berg,the Titanic gradually let in more and more water and,despite the best evidence of Stoker Barrett - who gave evidence at the inquiry and disappeared shortly after - and his colleagues was eventually doomed. It also recounts the testimony of survivors Elizabeth Dowdell,Jack Thayer and chairman Bruce Ismay,as well as showing the fates of Milton Long,Bertha Mayne and the Baxter family. Much of the action is based on the testimony of witnesses at the two inquiries. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

28 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inside the Titanic See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode was also shown as a standalone programme in the UK, with the title "Inside the Titanic" and without the use of the series title "Curiosity" or the contribution of Bill Paxton as host. See more »


In the US version, the narrator states, "Every 10 cubic feet of 'berg is a ton of solid ice". The actual density of ice is about a quarter of that. In the UK version he says "Every cubic metre of 'berg is a ton of solid ice", which is a lot closer to the actual density of ice 0.92 g/cm³, equivalent to 0.92 tonnes, 0.90 UK tons or 1.01 US tons per cubic metre. See more »


[first lines]
Bill Paxton: Behind the romance, the history, and the tragedy, lies one of the great unanswered questions of the last 100 years: Exactly how does a ship, that's thought to be unsinkable, drown on her maiden voyage?
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Edited into Titanic al detalle (2013) See more »

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28 March 2012 | by pawebsterSee all my reviews

This is a top-notch film. I can't understand how it's been buried away (on Channel 5 in the UK, under a different name), when it should be much more prominent and widely reviewed. There are some good actors in it, and it looks expensive: the sets and the CGI are of a very high standard - much better than in some much more high-profile versions.

The whole thing gives a fuller and more convincing impression of the Titanic as it really must have been than any of the many syrupy "Let's tack on a soap opera" versions - which are still being churned out. It also manages a real sense of danger, even though the story is so well known.

If you get a chance to see it, don't miss it.

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