"This new courtroom drama tells the story of the official British Inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic and its efforts to ascertain whether the SS Californian ship was in close enough proximity to the doomed vessel to help save some of the 1,500 passengers and crew who lost their lives.Views with long memories will remember this isn't the first time Paul's played a lawyer, having previously talked juries into submission in the excellent Fish, a show so little seen that no one's even bothered to upload it to YouTube (I always thought it was cancelled due to low ratings but it turns out its creator/writer sadly died during production).
"Held in Westminster in 1912, the Inquiry called to account the Captain of the Californian, Captain Stanley Lord and members of his crew as it investigated whether the Californian failed in its duty to assist the Titanic. Featuring a stellar cast led by Paul McGann (Withnail & I, Luther), this drama is based on the transcripts from the Westminster Inquiry and tells a compelling side to the Titanic story that many people will not have heard before. Produced by Hole In The Wall Gang Ltd for BBC Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen."
TV The BBC have announced their programming marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Their inevitable drama, rather than simply depicting the disaster (leaving that to Julian Fellowes and his cohorts) is more interested in the aftermath, and I'm interested because ...
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012