Survivors of the Titanic | Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories
CHANNEL | Regional Programme
FIRST BROADCAST | 08 January 1976
DURATION | 3 minutes 43 seconds
In this extract from a local Northern Ireland programme, Jim Thompson speaks with great affection and pride about working as a caulker on the Titanic. He says he felt privileged to work on the steamer and truly believed she was unsinkable. He also compares finding out about the accident to hearing about 'a death in your own home'.
The above picture shows the Titanic being constructed on no. 3 slipway in the Belfast shipyard of Harland & Wolff. The largest shipyard in the world, it had a workforce of 15,000, of whom over 3,000 were employed in the construction of the Titanic.
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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