About the show
Titanic is a four-part television costume drama created by producer Nigel Stafford-Clark and written by Julian Fellowes to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the world's most famous maritime disaster on 15 April 1912. It sets out to paint a portrait of a whole society, telling the stories of a wide range of characters, both real and imagined, from every social level. Their narratives are developed and gradually interwoven over the first three episodes, each of which ends in a cliff-hanger as the ship begins to founder. The fourth and final episode will draw all of the different stories together and reveal to the audience who survives.
Part 1 -- Mar/25/2012 -- First Class
Different people from all walks of life join the White Star Line's new liner, The Titanic, for its first voyage to New York, they include aristocrats, holidaying celebrities and steerage passengers dreaming of a better life in America. Passengers include Hugh, Earl of Manton and his wife Louisa and uffragette daughter Georgiana. Also on board, in second class, are Irish lawyer John Batley, who works for Hugh, and his wife Muriel.
Part 2 -- Apr/01/2012 -- The Second And Third Class
The story goes back to the beginning at the Belfast shipyard where political strife is interfering with the ship's construction. The designer offers electrical engineer Jim Maloney steerage passage on the liner if he and his team manage to get the wiring finished on time. The following month as the passengers board the ship Jim meets a passenger who leaves his wife feeling unsettled. In second class, Muriel Batley resents her husband John's fawning to the Earl and admits that she knows a secret about his employer.
Part 3 -- Apr/08/2012 -- No Way Out
Italian stoker Mario manages to get a job on the ship for his brother Paolo, who becomes smitten with cabin steward Annie. Watson is discovered by Barnes loitering in steerage. Mary ends up letting her guard down with Peter Lubov and her husband Jim isn't happy. After the ship hits the iceberg, the fear soon builds for the third-class passengers as some of them are behind locked gates.
Part 4 -- Apr/15/2012 -- The Sinking
The Titanic strikes the iceberg and panic follows. As the women and children get into the lifeboats, Georgiana and Harry enjoy the few remaining moments they have left together. Watson is given by Barnes a parting gift that will change her life for ever. Paolo attempts desperately to save his brother whilst Jim looks for his daughter. As the boat begins to sink, the following few hours will decide who will live and who will be lost forever.