Survivors of the Titanic | Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories
CHANNEL | Unknown
FIRST BROADCAST | 22 October 1962
DURATION | 18 minutes 38 seconds
Joseph Boxhall, at the time junior officer on duty when the iceberg struck, recalls the beautiful, still and very dark night and the mildness of the collision. He initially thought there was no damage and advised a passenger, who was holding a large piece of ice, to return to bed.
The International Ice Patrol was set up in 1914 in response to the loss of the Titanic. The patrol locates icebergs in the North Atlantic, follows and predicts their drift, and issues warnings to ships in the vicinity.
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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