Centenary proves enduring appeal of the Titanic story

Help

New exhibitions open in Belfast and Southampton in 2012 to mark the centenary of the Titanic disaster.

Tickets are already selling well as there appears to be no dip in the public's enthusiasm for the story of the ill-fated luxury liner.

Louise Patten, granddaughter of the ship's second officer Charles Lightoller, told the BBC why she believes the story still exerts such a powerful pull 100 years on.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.