Survivors of the Titanic | Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories
CHANNEL | Regional Programme
FIRST BROADCAST | 15 April 1966
DURATION | 3 minutes 39 seconds
Major Prentis, interviewed in 1966, describes his flight from the RMS Titanic following her fatal collision with an iceberg. He relates how some women refused to leave their husbands despite being given priority in the lifeboats, and how he was rescued after a perilous 100ft drop from the stern of the ship as she went down.
The above picture (courtesy of Mary Evans Picture Library) shows survivors from the Titanic as photographed from the deck of the Carparthia.
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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