Survivors of the Titanic | Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 15 April 1975
DURATION | 2 minutes 56 seconds
Despite the event happening more than 60 years before, Edwina MacKenzie's memories remain vivid. Awakened by the ship's collision, she made her way to the lounge only to have her fears dismissed by a jovial drinking party. She eventually abandoned ship and witnessed the Titanic's last moments before it disappeared.
There were over 2,200 people on board, but only lifeboat space for 1,178. Just over 700 survivors were rescued. The Titanic had met - in fact, exceeded - the British Board of Trade's lifeboat requirements, but the regulations were intended for much smaller ships and thus were wholly inadequate.
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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