Survivors of the Titanic | Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 08 December 1984
DURATION | 14 minutes 12 seconds
As part of a series on some of the great liners in history, this episode looks at the Titanic on her maiden voyage to America. Survivors recount that fatal night, including one crew member who held on as the stern lifted up before plunging into the ocean.
The above picture shows the Titanic leaving Belfast. The Titanic weighed 46,328 tons and was the largest ship in the world at the time. When fully laden, it weighed 66,000 tons.
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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