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Titanic: Blood and Steel 

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The construction of the R.M.S. 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:
Kevin Zegers ...  Mark Muir 12 episodes, 2012
Alessandra Mastronardi ...  Sofia Silvestri 12 episodes, 2012
Derek Jacobi ...  Lord Pirrie 12 episodes, 2012
Billy Carter ...  Thomas Andrews 12 episodes, 2012
Massimo Ghini ...  Pietro Silvestri 12 episodes, 2012
Ian McElhinney ...  Sir Henry Carlton 12 episodes, 2012
Valentina Corti ...  Violetta Silvestri 12 episodes, 2012
Denise Gough ...  Emily Hill 11 episodes, 2012
Jonathan Forbes ...  Eddy Hatton 11 episodes, 2012
Frank McCusker ...  Charles Stokes 11 episodes, 2012
Barry McEvoy ...  Chorley 11 episodes, 2012
Martin McCann ...  Conor McCann 10 episodes, 2012
Ophelia Lovibond ...  Kitty Carlton 10 episodes, 2012
Liam Carney ...  Sean Malone 10 episodes, 2012
Terence Keeley Terence Keeley ...  Jack Lowry 10 episodes, 2012
Branwell Donaghey ...  Michael McCann 9 episodes, 2012
Gerard McCarthy ...  Ashley Stokes 9 episodes, 2012
Caolan Byrne ...  Jimmy Smith 9 episodes, 2012
Steve Gunn ...  Bill Armstrong 9 episodes, 2012
Gray O'Brien ...  Bruce Ismay 8 episodes, 2012
Charlotte Bradley Charlotte Bradley ...  Mary McCann 8 episodes, 2012
Edoardo Leo Edoardo Leo ...  Andrea Valle 8 episodes, 2012
Eleanor Methven Eleanor Methven ...  Lady Pirrie 8 episodes, 2012
Michael McElhatton ...  Albert Hatton 7 episodes, 2012
Bill Murphy ...  Bremner 7 episodes, 2012
Aaron Harris Aaron Harris ...  Jordan 7 episodes, 2012
Steve Blount Steve Blount ...  McQueen 7 episodes, 2012
Martin Philips Martin Philips ...  Hunter 7 episodes, 2012
Tomasz Oplawski ...  Lower Class Gentelmen 7 episodes, 2012
Chris Noth ...  J.P. Morgan 6 episodes, 2012
Neve Campbell ...  Joanna Yaegar 6 episodes, 2012
Karl Shiels ...  Neil Sutherland 6 episodes, 2012
Tommy O'Neill Tommy O'Neill ...  Lorcan 6 episodes, 2012
Liam McMahon ...  Arthur McAllister 6 episodes, 2012
Ronnie McCann Ronnie McCann ...  Cherry 6 episodes, 2012
Charlie Ruxton Charlie Ruxton ...  Grey 6 episodes, 2012
Frank Smith Frank Smith ...  Clarke 6 episodes, 2012
Pat McGrath Pat McGrath ...  Kelly's Landlord 6 episodes, 2012
Eve Macklin ...  Lord Pirrie's Secretary 6 episodes, 2012
Liam Cunningham ...  Jim Larkin 5 episodes, 2012
Kate O'Toole Kate O'Toole ...  Lady Carlton 5 episodes, 2012
Gabrielle Reidy Gabrielle Reidy ...  Edith Hatton 5 episodes, 2012
Ger Carey Ger Carey ...  Bernie Doyle 5 episodes, 2012
Vincenzo Alfieri Vincenzo Alfieri ...  Giacomo 5 episodes, 2012
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The construction of the R.M.S. 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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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 R.M.S. Titanic, despite it being written fourteen years earlier. See more »

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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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Way too long...
31 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee 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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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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