RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. (Read more RMS Titanic info via Wikipedia)Downton Abbey's creator/writer Julian Fellowes' Titanic (2012) TV mini-series concludes tonight with the final episode three.
ABC's schedule for Titanic (2012) TV Mini-series
Peter Wight, (aka Pride & Prejudice's very own Mr. Gardiner) co-stars in this mini-series as Joseph Rushton (along with Celia Imrie, who plays his wife Grace Rushton).
Titanic is an extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage that cleverly weaves action, mystery and romance over four hours and two nights of programming. Shot in Budapest, Hungary, it features both fictional and historical characters, ranging from steerage passengers and crew to upper class guests and staff, who all come together in an explosive and unforgettable finale. Each hour follows similar events from different points of view, culminating in a cliff-hanger, as the ship begins to founder, and building to an explosive conclusion in the final hour that draws together all the stories. Viewers will be taken on a heart-wrenching journey through Titanic's last moments, as it's revealed who among the characters they've come to know so well will survive, and who will not.Check out Peter Wight's episode stills/screen caps, as well as the preview trailer, and episodes info from the mini-series below...
Watch the preview ABC promo trailer
Titanic episodes summaries for tonight's final episode 3 below...
Part Three (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) begins in London, 1911. Winston Churchill is infuriated when Russian anarchist Peter the Painter escapes after a bloody street battle with the army. Cut to April 1912 and Italian ship stoker Mario, who is thrilled when he connives to get his brother, Paolo, a job on the new liner Titanic. The squabbling Mantons' maid, Watson, is seen inexplicably loitering in steerage, and Barnes is shocked to discover the reasons why, while Paolo startles kindly steward Annie with an impulsive gesture. Mary Maloney finally lets her guard down with the mysterious passenger, Lubov, in a manner that enrages her husband, Jim. Their argument is set aside when the ship strikes the iceberg and word spreads that it's sinking. White Star Line chairman Bruce Ismay is concerned that the anxious Italian waiters will contribute to the rising panic, and fear builds in steerage as passengers and crew find themselves behind locked gates. Lubov helps Mary Maloney, the Irish mother, and her children escape to the decks, but when his secret identity is uncovered by ex-policeman Evans, Lubov reacts ruthlessly. Passengers scramble for lifeboats, but the Maloneys' terrified daughter, Theresa, bolts back inside the sinking ship. Paolo searches for his brother as freezing waters surge through the corridors.
The initial celebratory mood on the boat is intercut with a closer look at relationships -- upstairs and down. Throughout the ship, secrets and resentments are revealed, love and fury are sparked, but when the unthinkable happens and one of the biggest maritime disasters levels the playing the field for everyone on board, each person's life will change.
Titanic stars Linus Roache (Law & Order, Batman Begins) as the Earl of Manton, Geraldine Somerville (the Harry Potter films) as Louisa, Countess of Manton, Perdita Weeks (The Tudors) as Lady Georgiana Grex, Lyndsey Marshal (Rome) as Watson, Lee Ross (EastEnders) as Barnes, Glen Blackhall as Paolo Sandrini, Antonio Magro (Little Dorrit) as Mario Sandrini, Jenna-Louise Coleman (Waterloo Road) as Annie Desmond, David Calder (The World is Not Enough) as Captain Smith, Steven Waddington (The Tudors) as Second Officer Lightoller, Brian McCardie as First Officer Murdoch, Toby Jones (My Week with Marilyn) as John Batley, Maria Doyle Kennedy as Muriel Batley, Dragos Bucur (The Way Back) as Peter Lubov, Peter McDonald (The Damned United) as Jim Maloney, Ruth Bradley (Primeval) as Mary Maloney, Georgia McCutcheon as Theresa Maloney, Stephen Campbell Moore (Ben Hur) as Thomas Andrews, James Wilby (Gosford Park) as Bruce Ismay, Noah Reid (Three Inches,) as Harry Widener, Diana Kent as Eleanor Widener, Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones' Diary) as Grace Rushton, Simon Paisley Day as Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon, Linda Kash (Cinderella Man) as Margaret Molly Brown, David Eisner (Flashpoint) as Benjamin Guggenheim, Sophie Winkleman (Peep Show) as Dorothy Gibson, Mark Lewis Jones (Robin Hood) as David Evans, Sylvestra Le Touzel (Amazing Grace) as Lady Duff Gordon and Josephine de la Baume (One Day) as Madame Aubart.
(source: Titanic on ABC)
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