Survivors of the Titanic | Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 31 July 1986
DURATION | 3 minutes 44 seconds
Tim Maby reports on the findings of Dr Ballard's team, who have been using a new underwater remote-control camera, known as 'the swimming eyeball', to capture footage of the wreck of the Titanic. Presenting his final report at the National Geographic Institute in Washington, USA, Ballard revealed surprising new video evidence that the iceberg was not actually to blame for the sinking of the 'unsinkable' ship.
An earlier edition of the 'Today' programme, broadcast on 16 July 1986, featured the prototype camera that recorded the footage described in this programme. That edition is also available to listen to in this season.
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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