Survivors of the Titanic | Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories
CHANNEL | Unknown
FIRST BROADCAST | 14 April 1970
DURATION | 20 minutes 52 seconds
Edith Russell recalls how nobody took the incident seriously at first. They had snowball fights with ice from the iceberg, and Edith carefully locked up her valuables before reluctantly making her way to the lifeboats. She reveals details of her inappropriate attire - a tight sheath dress and velvet pumps - and her toy pig, which she carried to safety.
Edith Russell was a fashion writer at the time, and later went on to report from the trenches during World War I. She lived at Claridges Hotel in London during her final years and died in 1975. Pictured above is the first class staircase on the Titanic (courtesy of Corbis).
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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