Author Martina Cole's sweeping crime saga is adapted for the screen in this miniseries starring Tom Hardy and Brian Cox. The year is 1984. Freddie Jackson (Hardy) has just served four years of hard time; now he's ready to set the London underworld ablaze. In the following years, Freddie launches a criminal rampage that can best be described as psychotic, and that quickly draws the attention of feared criminal kingpin Ozzy (Cox). The deeper Freddie delves into his sordid world of violence and betrayal, the further his wife, Jackie (Kierston Wareing), drifts into a dark void of disillusionment and despair. Meanwhile, Jackie's sister Maggie (Charlotte Riley) makes a play for Freddie's cousin Jimmy (Shaun Evans), tipping the balance of power within the family ranks and setting the stage for an epic betrayal.
The construction of the RMS Titanic offers a glimmer of hope to the downtrodden masses of Ireland in this historical mini-series starring Chris Noth, Kevin Zegers, and Neve Campbell. Belfast, Ireland: 1909. As construction on the Titanic gets under way in the Harland and Wolff shipyard, the investors behind the project see their ambitious endeavor starting to take shape. Meanwhile, the middle class project managers strive to get the details right, and the lower-class workers labor tirelessly to ensure that the ship will be finished in three years. All the while, Britain maintains its rule over Ireland, and the conflict between the Catholics and Protestants reaches a boiling point.
Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland, and Rufus Sewell headline this eight-part miniseries adapted from the best-selling novel by author Ken Follett. As England moves out of the Dark Ages, the tensions between ambitious mason Tom Builder (Sewell), Bishop Waleran Bigod (McShane), and the heirs of King Stephen (Toony Curran), King Henry (Clive Wood), and Queen Maud (Alison Pill) come to a head when Builder's plan to construct an opulent cathedral threaten to trudge up some damning secrets that the royal families would rather remain buried.