Survivors of the Titanic | Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 16 July 1986
DURATION | 3 minutes 31 seconds
In this extract from the 'Today' programme, Commander Mark Newhart of the US Navy and expedition director Dr Robert Ballard describe their robotic underwater camera, known as the Jason Jr, which they have used to take remarkable photos of the wreck of the RMS Titanic.
Jason Jr, the remote-controlled camera mentioned in this item, was connected to the US Navy research submersible Alvin by a 300ft fibre-optic cable. Jason Jr was used on many subsequent missions before it was lost in the Pacific Ocean when a barge transporting it to the Galapagos Islands sank in 1991.
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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