Sorry, this episode is no longer available to watch on Demand 5.
Find out why
1 hour 34 minutes
First broadcast at 20:00 22 Mar 2012
An ambitious factual drama that reveals moment by moment exactly how the Titanic sank, telling the untold stories of the engineers and stokers who battled the icy water.
24 hours ago
The Actual Methods Of Develop shoes And Ways You Can Connect with The sneakers Top dogs [url=http://www.shoesja.biz/]アディダス[/url] Outfits and construction throughout Vegas - shoes will leave with no cheers [url=http://www.shoesja.biz/adidas-アディダス-c-64.html]adidas アディダス[/url] The shoes Sector Speak - Which means that, who loves little or nothing triumphs?! [url=http://www.shoesja.biz/new-balance-ニューバランス-c-21.html]ニューバランス[/url] Most recent questions about sneakers replied to and as a result the reason why you should definitely review each and every message of this article. [url=http://www.shoesja.biz/nike-ナイキ-c-44.html]nike[/url] The best ways to discover nearly anything there is to learn about shoes in Five easy ways. [url=http://www.kutuja.com/]靴 通販[/url] Easiest way to discover everything there is to find relating to shoes in Five easy ways. [url=http://www.kutuja.com/adidas【アディダス】-c-1.html]adidas[/url] Most recent questions about shoes clarified and in addition the reasons why you has got to read carefully every single phrase of this specific documentation. [url=http://www.kutuja.com/new-balance【ニューバランス】-c-206.html]ニューバランス キッズ[/url] Greatest method for shoes that you will explore right away. [url=http://www.kutuja.com/nike【ナイキ】-c-215.html]nike[/url] A certain double sprain on sneakers [url=http://www.shoesjp.biz/]靴 通販[/url] Your Actual Key For shoes [url=http://www.shoesjp.biz/adidas【アディダス】-c-640.html]adidas originals[/url] Your company's double change on sneakers
This comment was removed by a moderator
1 month ago
I watched this show and really enjoyed, and want to know more about Titanic. It is interesting to visit here because I can see some comments that many things in the show are not correct. The show made from survivor's comment, so I thought it is all facts. Also another interesting point some people mention is, people in the show (survivors) are many American but not people from UK or other countries. I didn't notice when i watched the show, but yes they are. Anyway, it was interesting documentary for me. Sorry for my poor writing.. I'm English learner.
This is a crock of inaccuracies and historically incorrect. Did anyone do any research on the actual event, I think not, Hollywood crap again.
I was just waiting to hear them say Titanic hadn't sunk.
3 months ago
Terrible effort, can this really be classed by Channel Five as a documentary?
Inaccurate in many areas, & wrong in several more!
Still...they got the ships' name right at least! Would i be correct in assuming this fiction was American? I was half expecting Titanic to dock happily in New York as the credits rolled! I've been fascinated by Titanic (& her two sisters 'Olympic' & 'Brittanic') for 25 yrs..she did NOT ride over the berg as depicted, she gave it a glancing blow
Her side wasn't gashed open as shown either, the starboard hull plate seams were 'popped' owing to poor quality iron rivets.One of the 1st class cabins shown was the size of a cupboard, Titanic did have modest cabins like this, but 3rd class! Oh..and i don't know about anywhere else, but in England, then as now, navigation lights were red for Port (left) green for Starboard (right)
One more? The row between Bruce Ismay & Captain Smith, prior to Thomas Andrews' damning damage report,didn't occur.The Captain was too busy trying to save the ship. All accounts have Ismay a crushed man, & in shock.This was an awful event tragic beyond description,but with plenty of first hand accounts to draw on. Why can't someone film the facts using the what we now know?
This is the best film yet on the Titanic disaster. Is it possible to obtain a CD?
5 months ago
i want some advice on how to draw a ship as i am panning two build The 3 sisters Titanic Duo, Oylimpic Duo and Britanc Duo.
Josh i would like to know more on your raltive of yours.
6 months ago
Also Ch5 why do you have to change facts for fiction? The note that was thrown over board was actually by Jeremiah Burke, and read From Titanic, goodbye all, Burke of Glanmire, Cork. Also it was in a holy water bottle that his mother had given to him at the quay side the day he left with his 18yr old cousin to join his two sisters in America, and not a whiskey bottle as you portray here. Couldn't you have at least kept that in tact? Ironically his mother never even knew what had happened on the titanic and only found out two days later when someone said sorry for your lose. And she apparently died a year later of a broken heart. The bottle washed up in the next village over in Ireland, a year later. Sadly though his mother had already passed away. So sad....
Your dad was on the Titanic and he died? You do realise just how stupid that sounds don't you? So lets say you were conceived before he died, so lets take 9 months off your age, that would make you 99yrs and 3 months lol.. You're doing well!!!!
But I will say this, my great great grandfather was a chippy, and was due to sail on her maiden voyage to finish off the interior carpentry. Thankfully my great great grandmother went into labour three weeks early, so his wooden tool chest was taken off the ship. And he returned home and lived.
A family story that has been passed down says that my great great grandmother had been having nightmares for weeks prior to the ship leaving. And she claimed to have watched people drowning in her dreams. And she had begged my great great grandfather to look else where for work. But money was tight as they already had four children. Makes you think.. I also have that very same wooden tool chest in my lounge, made by him, To think I probably wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for him as my great grandfather, my dads, grandfather was born a year 18 months later.
my dad was on the titanic and he died
9 months ago
transforers guy 9116
iv seen the film and everythin the film is awsome but i is sad 1500 people went into the sea and only 1 boat came back jackie jonson survived she had alot to say
mym great great great great grandad went on the ship and he didnt come back i was crying my eyes out
WHEN IS THIS FILM GOING TO BE MADE AVAILABLE HERE IN THE ''UK'' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why of why can't you watch this on iPad.... Sooooo frustrating
10 months ago
Poor people :c I feel sorry for the ones who died. I have been studying the Titanic for 3 years now, and this helps a lot. Thank you Channel 5!
12 months ago
this film is sad because the titanic sank to the bottom of the north alantic ocean titanic hit an iceberg on april 14th 1912 on the starberg side of the titanic
this film is sad becase the titanic sank 100 years ago to the bottom of the alantic ocean in 1912 titanic hit an iceberg on april 14th 1912
im going to have nightmares someone give me a hug
1 year ago
Gawd awful junk, must be US made. Romantic heroes & villains drama pretending to be documentary evidence. 3rd class was segregated according to US immigration laws. Check the actual figures, more 3rd class & crew survived to % of 1st & 2nd class. As for blame - simple an ICEBERG. Unsinkable was coined after it sunk, White star never claimed that for Olympia or Titanic. History & science threw off religious doctrine. It now has a bigger problem -dramatic drivel.
she will be virtually gone very soon , they reckon at the decay rate around 2016 she will be very dangerous to visit even with ROV's and at around 2028 she will virtually be nothing more than pig iron on the ground with the only things left being the steel infrastucture , tiles and items that cannot be destroyed by the iron eating microcrobes as it stands the staircase is gone with no sign of it.
For intrest I aslo recommend watching Cameron's 1hr 40 + titanic expediton from 2005 which was on Discovery it is now on youtube it also gave the first video of the turkish bath which had never been seen before it.
i am so interested i watch it every night it is so cccccccccccccccoooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
HOW COOL I GET SO SCARED ANY WAY HOPE YOUR BROTHER LIVES
this is a cool film
I believe this is not British made. I think the original show was called Curiosity: What sank the Titanic? made in 2011 narrated by Bill Paxton. This could explain the "amercian" feel about the show and perhaps the historical inaccuracies......
John.. ummmmm...your BROTHER was ON the Titanic?!?!?!!!
How old are you? <eyeroll>
this was the best doc that i have seen it was great
The amount of inaccuracies and fabrications of this so called documentary were staggering. I cant believe most enjoyed it. It was very North American centric as if there were no British or Irish passengers portrayed on board. It was an insult to the people who died and the anniversary of the sinking. The worst documentary of the Titanic I have ever seen.
What was the woman's name who went back to her room to get her book but got locked in.. and then at the end it was told she was never married again?
what was the woman's name who went back to her room to get her precious book back and then got locked in? it was told she never married...
OK, have only just found this, and I'm interested in the people on board, and the legacy they left. I grew up in Southampton, where theye is a lot of titanic stuff going on. But I would love to hear from people whose ancestors were on board. :)
hi guys! from the philippines here! may i ask who played milton long?
at 1 minute 37 secs this ambitious factual drama shows the ship coming towards you showing the wrong navigation light, I gave up then, if they cant get that right whats the point
Jacqui, did your grandfather survive? What was his name?
I am quite interested with MIlton Long and John borland jack thayer 3rd
FOR GOD'S SAKE IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO PLAYED JOSEPH BELL OR ELIZABETH DOWDELL OR FRED BARRETT OR ANYBODY ELSE THEN WATCH THE SUBTITLES AT THE END!!!! YOU'LL LEARN FROM THEM!!!!!!!!!
what was the spelling error in the title?
Don't these things really get to you. i am in love with the titanic. my mum and dad are like "you need to move onto something else, like your school work" but i just say "but i don't want to move onto something else" i think in my head, i can't move onto something else it's spread through me through my vains it's got to me i'm involved now i've connected with it. It would have been a waste of research money and time if i just moved onto something else. i have watched titanic in 3D have used alot of internet on researching about people and watching a NIGHT TO REMEMBER and other things based on the titanic with you tube we have bought the film TITANIC with Jack and Rose i have looked at passenger lists and crew lists i have bought books i have rented books i have downloaded apps. no way am i moving onto something else!!!
spelling erro in the titale
Great show, so much better than the Julian Fellowes nonsense on ITV,
It seems to me that the makers of this documentary have condensed the stories of these people. If anyone is interested in the stories of individuals have a look at the "Titanic Inquiry Project". For example, here is the link to the testimony of leading fireman F. Barrett: http://www.titanicinquiry.org/BOTInq/BOTInq03Barrett01.php
His testimony differs from what is shown in the thing but I think they've combined his experience with a couple of the other firemen and trimmers.
Do the advert breaks have to be so long?? Let me tell you something that your advertisers should take note of as well. Adverts that interupt great shows are extremely annoying and simply wind your audience up. I will make a concious effort NOT to buy any of the products that were featured in these breaks - as will many other people as well.
Let me add my voice to the several here who are driven mad by the shrinking of credits. PLEASE DON'T DO THIS!!
I can't think of a reason why you should want to. We live in an age when info about TV programmes is everywhere so why ruin this excellent drama by advertising the next programme (Eddie Stobart, for God's sake!) before this one has properly finished!
Omg this film is right good. It really gives an overview and exeperiance like you were in that situation. Ireally like it. The ending was really eager to watch becoz i never saw the movie and after watching this documentry i would really like to watch that movie. I really liked . But how do they show people sinking. But good movie and welldone to all of ya who made this film
i think i have the most un lucky birthday on my birhtday 1500 people died at sea and on my 16th birthday it will be 100 years since it happened. thts why im so interested in the Titanic
Daniel M. Smith
Great drama, but the amount of facts and technical specs that where wrong is overwhelming.
A. the watertight doors were closed after the colliion, not before.
B. That red telegraph they used during the collsion is used during docking. The aft docking bridge will use it to send orders to the bridge for engine movement. The bridge then relay's these orders to the engineroom.
C. handles for the watertight doors don't "fall off"...
D. you got the station keeping lights the wrong way round.
E. everything seemed a bit flimsy(?)
F. when the water overlapped the top of a bulkhead into the next compartment, it didn't come pooring down the gaps between doors...
All-in-all Great drama, but it is in no way technically accurate...
Also, can you get a better captcha? the one you have is a challenge for most people. Theres a new system out where you have to aleign the pictures up which might be better suited
Can anyone tell me where i can get this show on dvd? I am a teacher and we are studying the Titanic at the minute. Kids loved watching this, I want to be able to show it to next year's class.
I thought this was the best by far shown on TV on the subject. Will it be repeated on TV anytime soon?
It inspired me to write.
Edward John Smith and the Titanic
Born at Well Street Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
The name of a child that was for history meant
Son of a humble potter back then
Edward John Smith became a commander of men.
Schooled in Etruria until age thirteen
Then set off to Liverpool on a seafaring career he was keen.
Captain Edward John Smith became the highest paid sailor in the world
He lost the Titanic but was a hero’s story unfurled.
They scraped over an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean
It tore the bottom out of this ship but they didn’t have a notion.
Bruce Ismay said the ship must limp on; this unsinkable ship would be fine
Captain Smith overrode him; the Captain did not tow that line.
Fifteen Hundred passengers he had responsibility for
Never mind all the crew seven hundred and more.
The first reports said the damage to the ship was slight
But the icy death was creeping in through the compartment all right.
Titanic was stopped, drifting for a short while
Smith wanted to divert saving the ship and passengers was his style
He had confidence then in this unsinkable ship
But his confidence began eroding bit by bit.
Ismay told him to carry on; he was president of White Star Line
Smith restarted the engines but just for a short time
The water rushed in faster than before
“Full, stop engines off” Smith made the call.
Icy death was aboard and filling up fast
There was not panic not yet, the passengers knew last
Andrews the designer knew if the water floods boileroom five
The Titanic would die, no longer stay alive.
Smith was aghast, his unsinkable charge
Titanic was sinking, the inevitable at large.
He called to the crew, “Wake the passengers now,
But don’t cause a panic, we don’t need a row.”
The rich in the first class were bought out on deck
Bemoaning the cold and disturbance and yet
They still never knew that death was creeping nearer
As the waters flooded higher they would lose something dearer.
All of their lives in this unsinkable ship were now at stake
Edward realised his confidence had been a mistake.
“Women and children to the boats” the call went on out
Unbelievably steerage class still had not been let out.
Herded behind gates and locked in for good
The rich and famous must be saved first if they could.
Icy death found its way through every pipe and entry
Sinking now inevitable the maths elementary.
The steam escaped as a scream from the heart
The boilers extinguished to stop them blowing apart.
The water is rising, now panic sets in
Midnight is passed to the boats they must get in.
No one knows how to operate the lifeboat gear
They are let down not full because of some fear.
There are not enough boats but more than law requires
But it is too late as the Titanic expires.
Bodies are already floating in the sea
The ice bound waters claiming those who thought they jumped free.
Two hours forty minutes after the ice berg was struck
The titanic goes under with an almighty suck.
The people too close to the side went down with the ship
Silence descended, as she was devoured in the oceans mighty grip
Over fifteen hundred people that night lost their lives
Only one hundred and sixty two are known to have survived.
Captain Edward John Smith died on that fateful night
April fifteenth but he tried his best, as he might
He stopped the engines and left water tight doors open wide
To try and even the flow of the waters inside.
The ship needed to be balanced to lower the boats
But it was too late for anything said the witness notes
A statue is standing in Lichfield Staffordshire
Why isn’t it in Hanley for his kinsmen to admire?
The use of the terms 'port' and 'starboard' in the film were correct. They date back from the time when to turn to starboard one had to pull the tiller to the left. When wheels were introduced, the order was still which way to pull the tiller, (or turn ther wheel) NOT which direction the ship was turn. So to turn to port, the helmsman was ordered to turn the wheel to starboard. I'm sure someone will tell us when the order was chnaged to represent the direction the ship was to go in, not which direction to turn the wheel.
I see the moderator only likes complimentary comment-can`t take any real critisism?
What was wrong with mine-this programme is reflective of the poor standards that prevail nowadays!
I agree with most of the comments that a well made and exciting drama was spoiled by silly inaccuracies. I don't think that anyone has yet mentioned the fact that upon spotting the iceberg the Officer of the watch gave the order "Hard a' starboard!" and the helmsman turned the wheel to port! Consequently, when the CGI shot of the ship's rudder was shown, the ship was turning to port not starboard. The next order was "Hard a' port!" and guess what? That's right, the wheel was turned to starboard! It's not surprising the ship sank if that was an accurate depiction of the level of seamanship on board! Nevertheless, I enjoyed the programme for what it was.
Thank you Channel 5 for this fabulous drama on such a tragic story. Enjoyed every second.
comment is awaiting moderation
My Grandmother's Cousins were in steerage on Titanic...
Just a shame about the bloody adverts
Forgot to mention that like other viewers I was irritated by the use of all-metric measurements, which seemed totally out of place here and are frankly meaningless to me. I particularly disliked the 500 km from shore detail - most people still use miles when it comes to greater distances, in any case.
My grandfather travelled to the US aboard a big passenger ship a couple of years before this [I still have the receipt for his ticket] and back 4 years later to join up and fight in WW1 and I have always been thankful that he didn't make the trip in 1912. I was enjoying the programme until I read all the comments about the historical inaccuracies - it is a pity that they couldn't have made more of an effort to get this right - but at least it is not the kind of vicious anti-British rubbish produced by a certain Cameron. I feel for the unfortunate crew, battling to try to save the ship and passengers, against the inadequacies of a ship whose designers did not deliberately decide to drown people without a second thought but in their arrogance and lack of foresight could not imagine that their magnificent ship might not be unsinkable.
Excellent documentary of the Titanic disaster. One of the best Titanic documentary programmes made to date.
A plea to all UK TV bosses. Please stop shrinking the credits screen when the cast is listed. I'm surprised the actors union have not complained by now. What chance has new talent if you don't know who was who.
titanic is probale the most saddest show ever and i hope it is the romantic comite
Good program, even if I did know what happened at the end.
Does anyone know who played Thomas Andrews only his mannerisms and looks were very similar to Steve John Shepherd who plays Michael Moon in Eastenders and I wondered if he was a relative.
a very sad tail of what was a floating palace i am proud to be british. my god to thee
Brilliant! I really enjoyed this fresh dipiction of a story told alot over the years. It is a shame that not all the facts were spot on but it didn't disturb my veiwing pleasure.
THANKS CHANNEL FIVE! MORE OF THE SAME PLEASE!
Very good programme; pity it conks out into adverts only halfway through.
For those who wanted to know, Elizabeth Dowdell was played by Mitzi Jones
One of the few times I watch C5 - Like most channels they so everything possible to spoil it for viewers
C5 logo stuck on screen (I know what channel I put it on - If in doubt I have many buttons on the remote to tell me - All look at the freeview box Channel 5)
Popup telling me what is on NEXT - Remote buttons do this.
SHRINKING credits to tell me what is on NEXT (In case I forgot in less than a minute (I am bot a Goldfish
Voice over telling me what is on next - In case I forgot in less than 2 minutes - And lost total vision when the credits came up - Or is the voice over there to help as my vison is on overdrive trying to read the cast list that C5 don't want us to read.
Maybe they think you can pay the Actors less if you hide their names.
fantastic documentary really enjoyed this even my 15 year old son watched it again on 5 watch again... well done to the producers.
does anyone know who played Thomas Andrews, the Harland and Wolff designer of the Titanic? Looked a bit like Andrew Scott who played Moriarty in Sherlock
If you look up "Curiosity: What Sank The Titanic?" you will find a list of the actors/actresses on IMDB. It is the same show, just with a different title. It was released first in Canada in late 2011, then released over here.
To name but a few, Elizabeth Dowdell was played by Mitzi Jones, Chrisopher Villiers played Ismay and Phil Cheadle played Fred Barratt.
i am learning about Titanic at school i am realy intrested
I sit through 2 minutes of adverts (which stop and start even though I've got huge bandwidth) and... "The video you are currently trying to watch is unavailable." The very least you could do is VERIFY THAT THE VIDEO IS AVAILABLE and inform the viewer BEFORE the adverts. Not coming back here...
So... Did Titanic cruise at half speed for a time after striking the berg as this film suggests? Or is that merely another badly researched "fact"? Because I've been looking for a referance to that elsewhere but I can't find any mention of it...
ok thank you is that the same episode or a different one? xx
This was excellent. Really moving.
ANyone know who played Fred Barratt?
its on again tomorrow at 7pm
can anyone tell me when they are doing another episode please?? :)
OMG I LOVE STUDYING TITANIC AND ALL THAT
IM THE ULTIMATE TITANIC FAN :D
cant wait till the series starts tonight :)
An ambitious factual drama? More like a spoof! I could not contain my laughter at the sheer number of inaccuracies and misrepresentations of actual events. The majority of the facts seemed to have been pulled out of thin air and the facts that were right were distorted by being chronologically incorrect. As mentioned, the *factual drama* said Titanic had 16 lifeboats when there were 20. Likewise the middle propeller seemed only to have 3 blades when in fact it had 4 (and was smaller than the port and starboard propellers). Capt. Smith left the watertight doors open to allow even flooding of the ship? If that was the case the Titanic would have sank a lot sooner. It is true some doors were opened at some point to utilise the ship’s pumps they were not left wide open to allow flooding. And the mention of Andre’s tipping point? Titanic could remain a float with the first four compartments fully flooded but the iceberg took out six – the first five the fifth being Boiler Room No. 6 (attempts were made to save this but the water was coming in just too fast). The sixth compartment was Boiler Room No. 5 which was breached but flooding was brought under control. Anyhow by my calculations the tipping point had already been reached and passed at collision therefore the whole thing was already a lost battle. There was no hope in stopping the sinking. I could go on and tear this so-called factual drama to pieces but I’d rather read a truly factual book and watch a factual film/documentary. I have 25 years of accumulated facts from Titanic so I know what I’m talking about. Chanel 5 – leave the factual dramas to those who know the meaning of the term.
I'm afraid that I agree with John & Simon - good drama but one that is, from the number of lifeboats to the green starboard light that should've been a red portside light (to name only two) factually inaccurate. And the facts are easily researchable - yes, if one actually took the time to read the inquiry reports & eye witness accounts of the time.
Really, really disappointed. An 8th grader would be capable of better research.
Thanks Phyl, you wouldn't happen to know who played Elizabeth Dowdell, would you?
I'm a little dismayed that the fate of the many refrigeration engineers who lived and worked on the iceberg were played down, even overlooked, just to make a very real tragedy into tv-dinner entertainment.
it was very sad i nearlly criyed
Andy. It's repeated on Monday 26th at 7pm
christopher villiers played ismay. he also played grayson sinclair in emmerdale maybe thats how u recognize him
Whose bright idea was it to advertise cruises alongside this???
Whose bright idea was it to advertise cruises alongside this????
realy good and very interesting love it probably the best titanic facts program ive ever watched by the way im doing a prodgect abouty the titanic its a big book with pictures of the titanic and loads of imformation about it to ive even got a photocopy of the titanic 2nd class menu my nans got a copy to there a lot of money thoe
Matthew J. Holian
Programme was very good. Was a bit scary when the man got is leg stuck in the watertight compartmant. Was amazed how it was acted out. I was nearly as scared as the people on the ship itself. I really want to watch it again! I really love the Titanic. I am really facsinated about it. I esapesially enoyed the whizz of all. I hope to see it again!
Rhidian Bridge playrd Joseph Bell.
During the first 1 minute and 41 seconds of the programme 'TITANIC' was seen to be sailing from Right to Left, displaying a GREEN 'Starboard' Light. It should have been displaying a 'RED' Port light
WOW what a wonderful programme I had an ancester who helped to build the Titanic he was the one who did carving and woodwork what a wate of time had he known what was to happen to such a beautiful ship
Anyone know who played Joseph Bell please?
Totally agree with Aitch and Trish, regarding the voiceover using kilometres, metres, cm. They did not exist in 1912, and as far as i am aware, both the USA and Uk have miles. I am of part of an older generation, and i prefer measurements in yards, inches, not metric units! Apart from that, i enjoyed the prgramme.
I wish that I could say that I enjoyed this much anticipated programme, but unfortunately there is just too much to list that was wrong with it. Way too many discredited legends were dredged up once again and not only that but the writer/producers even appear to have fabricated a few of their own in the process. If ever there was a hatchet job on important Titanic personalities, a misunderstanding of important scientific and technical issues and recreations of fictional events in a so-called factual drama then this programme was it. Perhaps the broadcasters should set higher standards for their factual programming rather than concocting some historical epic just to cash in on the Titanic centenary? As John said in his earlier post: "All in all, 2 hours of fabricated rubbish." As for Emma's earlier comments about the end credits being so small, I totally agree with her. That way we can actually see who was responsible for this rubbish...
this was an amazing documentary because it gave a real insite to the acctual acounts of what happened it gave a different effect thatn the film, i really enjoyed it, when is the nex one on.
i have long been interested in Titanic (not "The" Titanic) and found it to be reasonably accurate. lets' face it everyone, it was a docudrama, it is not as if it was presented by Bob Ballard who found and documented the wreck site. maybe those who didn't like it should go back to eastenders or Take me out!
Really enjoyed this, good to see a docu-drama with genuine accounts of what happened. The only thing that really annoyed me is that although I watched this as it was broadcast on TV, I had to come on here, sit through the ads and scroll to the end in order to read the credits, as once again they were shrunk so small nobody could have read them while the next program was being advertised. I know almost all of the channels do it, but this is really insulting to the cast and crew who act and help to create great programs and I fully support Equity's campaign to have it stopped.
The next part of Titanic will be filmed when thay build another one, Nina26 the program was good, but did have some factual errors.
Is this suitable for children? I'm a teacher of a class who have been studying the Titanic and I've been looking for a suitable documentary without any swearing etc... involved
“Inside the Titanic. An ambitious factual drama that reveals moment by moment exactly how the Titanic sank, telling the untold stories of the engineers and stokers who battled the icy water.”
If television companies plan to show programmes under the description of factual drama, they should at least ensure that the factual content of the presentation are accurate. Last nights (22nd March 2012) offering over 2 hours on Channel 5, was full of fabrication and historical inaccuracies from start to finish.
Titanic carried a total of 20 lifeboats not 16 as stated in the programme. It was the Board of Trade regulations which stated that vessels over 10,000 tons must carry that number (together with rafts and floats for 75% of the lifeboats) which had nothing to do with the number of water tight compartments. The orders given by First Officer Murdoch (after the lookouts sighted the iceberg) were “Hard a'starboard”, “Full a'stern” “Close water tight doors” “Hard a'port”. Captain Smith ordered “All stop” when he came onto the bridge shortly after the collision.
Carpathia first received Titanic's distress call at 11 minutes past midnight and arrived at the scene at 04:00. Not the 10 hours away as the narrator suggested. The portrayal of the main characters of the disaster, Captain Smith, Bruce Ismay, and not least of all Thomas Andrews was awful. As the leader of the Guarantee Group (and designer of the ship) Andrews was involved in the damage assesement at a very early stage. This point was completely glossed over.
The list of glaring errors and omissions is almost endless. If programme makers seek to tell a true story they should at least get their facts right. All in all, 2 hours of fabricated rubbish.
Very good piece of television and well made
a great docu & tribute to all those on board who lost there lives,RIP...
Fantastic! Have always been amazed by the Titanic
Read your comments, naive, and and have watched this docudrama as an extension, of the film of the same name. Suggest you do alot more research and get your facts right! Read "National Greoghophic 1986" by Doctor Robert Ballard..
Who played J. Bruce Ismay? Was he in The Bill?
does any 1 know if its repeated on other channels as i missed it due to work
who played the nurse?
I agree with Steva Paul, why do TV stations shrink the end credits, some of e want to see who the actors were, I'm sre the actor that played J. Bruce Ismay was in the Bill, I guess I'll never know now
Christian Rodska was Captain Smith
Found it really interesting, agree with steva why shrink the credits!!! Was this not the first showing of this particular programme
Who played Captain Smith, wanted to know but credits sooooooo smal!!!
absolutly amzazing program really interesting. bring on the 100th anniversary specials
DON'T SHRINK TH E END CREDITS CHANNEL 5, WANTED TO SEE WHO THE ACTORS WERE!!!!!
I remember watching this show last year. A great documentary, very sad though.
I watched this show last year. Its a great documentary.
Think this is fabulously well done, my grandfather's uncle drowned in the sinking of the Lusitania, makes it all so very real.
Can anyone tell me when the next part is on?
Such an interesting subject, beautifully recreated, but this is an historical programme about a British ship and it was RUINED by using metric measurements!! They are quoting the passengers'own accounts, but the voice-over is using kilometres and metres!! It makes a nonsense of the historical context and completely spoils it for the majority of viewers who are slightly older and who do not understand metric units. Such a terrible shame.
JUST WATCHED FIRST BIT!! AMAZING BUT REALLY SCAREY.
Actually there is a great deal more to come out, I am dealing with the Titanic sinking in my forthcoming book Spyhunter. There were three ships out there that night, the Titanic, the German-owned Leyland liner Californian and a German armoured cruiser. Murdoch was under orders to ram the iceberg, which is why the rudder was only put over 20 degrees.
Why do they give length and distance in kilometres and water in gallons? No one in UK or US used kms in 1912 .Also I am finding the film rather slow. No surprise ending likely.
woow it is amazing
Joshua P. Smith
Love it! The captain was a relative of mine!
cant wait my brother was on it
Jacqui , I hope he was one of the survivors ?
So coool!! im really interested in the titanic, cant wait!
Looking forward to this as my grandad was a stoker on the Titanic
Browse all shows
Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd. 2013