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Dr. Mark Muir, a young American metallurgist, persuades American tycoon JP Morgan to hire him for the biggest shipping project the world has ever seen: RMS Titanic, at the Harland & Wolff shipyard, in Belfast. The shipyard's visionary Chairman takes the young scientist under his wing, introducing him to Belfast's Protestant elite. Mark quickly catches the eye of the charming, albeit spoilt, daughter of a magnate: Kitty Carlton. But he is also intrigued by a very different woman; Sofia Silvestri, an immigrant's daughter. Belfast, seen through Mark's eyes, is a city ridden with divisions of class and religion, from which, as a stranger, Mark should be far removed. But we soon discover that Mark is a man with a past mysteriously connected to the Catholic suburbs of Belfast.

 
Episode Title: A City Divided
Airs: 2012-05-13 at 09:00 pm
  • Ellen Gray

    Hard-core lovers of historical drama who've made no other TV appointments this fall might find the time.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Jessica Shaw

    A tediously boring story.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    Though it is flat and obvious at times, and some might call it ill-paced--I think of it as leisurely--it is only a little sanctimonious and not at all stuffed.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    That producers opt to tell a different Titanic story is admirable in light of so many filmed versions of the story that already exist, including a four-hour miniseries that aired on ABC earlier this year. But the decision not to reveal the fates of the miniseries' fictional characters may feel like a cheat to anyone who invests 12 hours in this program.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review