Titanic

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Titanic

8:30pm Friday, April 27 on TV One

TV ONE’s new drama mini-series, marking the 100-year anniversary of the world’s most famous maritime disaster, the multi-million dollar television event, Titanic.

Created by Oscar-winning writer, Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) and BAFTA-winning producer Nigel Stafford-Clark (Bleak House), the series cleverly weaves action, mystery and romantic plots before coming together in an unforgettable finale.

Tonight, Italian stoker Paolo is given a job on the Titanic. There, he encounters cabin steward Annie Desmond and is instantly smitten.

Mary and Jim argue over Peter, but their argument is set aside when the iceberg strikes, and fear builds in steerage as passengers find themselves behind locked gates.

Missed Titanic? Full episodes are available online. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

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Titanic

8:30pm Friday, April 20 on TV One

TV ONE presents an epic drama, marking the 100-year anniversary of the world’s most famous maritime disaster, the multi-million dollar television event, Titanic.

Created by Oscar-winning writer, Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) and BAFTA-winning producer Nigel Stafford-Clark (Bleak House), the series cleverly weaves action, mystery and romantic plots before coming together in an unforgettable finale.

Tonight, Catholic engineer Jim Maloney longs to leave the city, and when offered the opportunity of a new life with his family via Titanic, he accepts.

In the second class decks, Muriel Batley bitterly resents her husband John’s subservience and reveals she knows a secret about his employer. But John’s worries are over-shadowed by a looming iceberg and the chaotic scramble for the lifeboats.

8:30pm Friday, April 13 on TV One

Beginning tonight on TV ONE, and marking the 100-year anniversary of the world’s most famous maritime disaster, is the multi-million dollar television event, Titanic.

Created by Oscar-winning writer, Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) and BAFTA-winning producer Nigel Stafford-Clark (Bleak House), the series cleverly weaves action, mystery and romantic plots before coming together in an unforgettable finale.

Focussing on a new character in each episode, from steerage passengers to upper class guests, each point of view culminates in a cliff hanger as the ship begins to founder. This visually stunning four-part series brings historical figures and fictional characters to life.

Writer Julian Fellowes is excited for his portrayal of the disaster to debut. “This is a potrait of a ship in a way that other versions haven’t been”, he says.

Leading the all-star cast is Linus Roache (Batman Begins) and Geraldine Somerville (Harry Potter), joined by Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Toby Jones( Infamous), Perdita Weeks, Lee Ross and Sophie Winkleman.

Missed Titanic? Full episodes are available online. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

TVNZ launched their 2012 season tonight at the Viaduct Events Centre.  As per the invitation, it was very much a Pan Am themed event (Not Pam Am as the TVNZ press release stated).  While the girls who greeted everyone at the door and eventually directed everyone to their seats were dressed in the blue garb of the aviation icon, they lacked the true poise and sophistication that is displayed throughout the new series.

After an hour of plying the hundreds of advertisers with alcohol we were invited to board flight 2012.  First up, TVNZ’s head of Sales and Marketing pimped the network’s channels and how successful they’d been.  Special mention was made of all their social streams and how people should visit them to see how people are interacting with them, although, perhaps not the Coronation Street one.

Of all the shows screening on TV One in 2012, there were six that were made special mention of.  They were:

Pan Am (Thomas Schlamme – The West Wing)

Alcatraz (JJ Abrams)

Titanic (From the writers of Downton Abbey)

Person of Interest (JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan – Tha Dark Knight)

Unforgettable

Prime Suspect

New local shows include High Country Reserve, Radar’s Pacific, the Phil Keoghan hosted Wild at Heart and Jacqui Brown’s new show Keep Calm and Carry On.  There’s also a local version of World’s Strictest Parents on the way.

Despite promoting it last year, TVNZ have decided to wait for the second season of Episodes before they screen the first one.  I would suggest buying a copy but it’s not out on DVD until the 28th of February in the US.

For those who loved Gyspy Weddings, wait until you see Seven Dwarves!

Another to look out for is the HBO series Enlightened although I’m not sure if it’ll be screening first on SoHo.

Returning shows
Nothing Trivial 
I Shouldn’t Be Alive
Beyond the Darklands
Food Truck
Intrepid Journeys
Offspring
Winners and Losers
Packed to the Rafters
Castle
Masterchef
Criminal Minds
Harry’s Law 

House renewed for eighth season

House has been renewed by Fox in the US for an eighth season. Actor Hugh Laurie has previously stated that the series could end after its eighth season.

Entourage seeking Sheen

Entourage producers have set their sights on Charlie Sheen for the upcoming final season of the series. Creator Doug Ellin said: “I called his manager and was told maybe I’d get him. But I’m still waiting for Charlie to call me back. I’d come up with something good.”

Momsen dropped from Gossip Girl

Reports are suggesting Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen will not be returning to the series next season. Jessica Szohr is also believed to dropped from the series for its fifth season.

Titanic begins filming

Filming has commenced in Budapest on new epic mini-series Titanic. The mini-series will feature both fictional and historical characters in telling the story of the ship’s demise. It will screen here in 2012.

TVNZ has been confirmed as one of the international broadcast partners of an epic mini-series event centring on the Titanic.

The state broadcaster is one of many international networks who are a part of the project, with others including Channel 7 in Australia, ITV in the UK and ABC in the US.

The mini-series will consist of two 90-minute and four one-hour episodes with filming beginning in Hungary this autumn.

The TV event is set to coincide with the centenary of the of the ship’s sinking with ABC in the US and Global in Canada screening it first.

An ITV press release Throng received today describes the series as: “Interweaving multi-arc action, mystery and romantic plot lines and featuring fictional and historical characters, Titanic will focus on different characters ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests. Each point of view will culminate in a cliff hanger as the ship begins to founder, building to an explosive conclusion which draws together each of the stories. Viewers will be taken on a heart wrenching journey through Titanic’s last hours, as the drama reveals which of the characters they have come to know so well will survive… and who does not.”

The movie Titanic was an international success, with Rose & Jack’s passionate relationship for each other.
Many years later, when Rose was 101 years old, she dropped the ‘Heart of the Ocean’ back into the sea, where Jack died.
In the film, the crew that were looking for the necklace, never knew that Rose had it. Or did they?