ITíS the heartbreaking story of a Liverpool- based liner which has been told many times before.
Yet the true scale of the terrible tragedy which befell the Lusitania still doesnít seem to have been fully appreciated.
This might all change tomorrow night.
For millions of viewers are expected to watch BBC1ís 90-minute drama Lusitania: Murder On The Atlantic, narrated by and starring John Hannah, who plays a survivor, Professor Holborn, and also featuring Kenneth Cranham, who takes the role of the shipís Liverpool-born captain, William Turner.
The passenger ship was crossing the Atlantic on May 7, 1915, with 1,959 people on baord.