Survivors of the Titanic | Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories
Document Type | Internal Memo
28 February 1947
In this memo, reminiscent of a plot from 'Yes Minister', the Senior Controller writes to the Director General of the BBC telling him about bumping into the Permanent Secretary at their club. He outlines how he gave the senior civil servant short shrift about the broadcasting of the Titanic programme.
Read the first document in this chain of correspondence.
The Athenaeum Club was founded as a meeting place for men who enjoy the life of the mind. Former members include Charles Dickens, Michael Faraday and Charles Darwin.
The most senior surviving officer describes how the Titanic sank.
Hitting the iceberg felt 'like a train being pulled up in the station'.
An eyewitness account from the bridge of the Titanic.
Major FW Prentis describes his escape from the Titanic.
The 90-year-old survivor vividly describes her experiences on the Titanic.
Edwina MacKenzie shares her experience of the night the majestic Titanic sank.
An interview with a shipbuilder whose job was to make the Titanic watertight.
An interview with Eva Hart, one of the last survivors of the Titanic.
Interviews with crew and passengers who survived the sinking of the Titanic.
A prototype underwater camera explores the wreck of the Titanic.
Dr Robert Ballard describes videos from the site of the Titanic wreck.
Eva Hart shares her memories as a survivor of the 'unsinkable' Titanic.
Telly Savalas hosts a US TV special about the Titanic.
Dutch courage is required for radio interviewees.
The Head of Features asks if the play could be re-written as a documentary.
The government of Northern Ireland urges for the broadcast to be stopped.
Concerns that this play could damage the BBC's relationships in Northern Ireland.
A chance meeting in a gentlemen's club brings the controversy to an end.
A summary of the brewing controversy.
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