I’ve always been fascinated by this ship. It sailed on April 10th =- my birthday – and my grandfather’s cousin was a passenger- and survived, despite being only ‘steerage’ class.
To mark the centenary next year, ITV has announced it is launching a Titanic drama, in 4 episodes, being written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. It will star Linus Roache [from ‘Law and Order’ and son of Corrie legend Bill Roache ] plus Peep Show’s Sophie Winkleman and the brilliant Celia Imrie.
Producer, Nigel Stafford Clark said: “We will tell the story in a way that is bold, fresh and gripping.” and promises a wider focus than James Cameron’s 1997 romantic drama.
Cameron’s Titanic came out in Britain in the month that my Dad died [he’d been as fascinated as I was] but I still went to see the film with Liz and Steph. Poor girls- they had to endure their mother weeping silently through the film, occasionally sobbing [rather too loudly] “They’ve got that bit wrong!”
Let us hope Mr Fellowes gets his details right!