How They Built the Titanic: Titanic

How They Built the Titanic: Titanic

Series 3

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Review

Thought you knew everything about the Titanic? Well, impressively, Rob Bell manages to find new things to say about the world’s most (in)famous ship.

After some nuts-and-bolts info and stats about how it was built in Belfast, he visits Derbyshire, where a retired engineer has spent 25 years replicating a first-class dining room on the Titanic. You can even hear the pounding of the ship’s engines.

Of course, Bell takes us through that fateful night in 1912, but mainly focuses on why all the hi-tech safety features of the Titanic couldn’t keep it afloat, with a nifty demonstration using a clear plastic box and a pair of dumbbells.

Summary

Rob Bell reveals the secrets of ill-fated liner the Titanic, whose maiden voyage became the most famous maritime disaster in history. In the Belfast shipyard where the Titanic was built, Rob explores how the city took on the daunting challenge of creating such a gigantic ship, and as the tragic story unfolds, he demonstrates why its groundbreaking safety systems ultimately failed, costing the lives of more than 1,500 people.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Rob Bell
Director Robert Marsden
Executive Producer Fred Hepburn
Executive Producer David Dugan
Producer Robert Marsden
History