Episode 1 comments: Not quite sure what to make of the first part of the Titanic mini-series. Knew there would be a lot of characters to introduce. You got to know a bit about most of them. Some characters stood out more than others (these were the ones I could remember)..the Countess of Manton (also called Lady Manton, and played by Geraldine Somerville), her husband the Earl of Manton (played by Linus Roache), Captain Smith (played by David Calder), Celia Imrie's character (who adored her dog), Jenna-Louise Coleman's character, the actor who played a valet (sure he was in the 80's/90's series Press Gang) and Toby Jones' character. Based on the "Next week..." promo before the start of the end credits, they're going back to the start of the story in the second episode, with some more background about the construction of the ocean liner. To sum up, not bad but not great either. A bit of a disappointment following the excessive ads and trailers on TV. But will be tuning in to the remaining three parts.