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Episode 3

Titanic with Len Goodman Episode 3 of 3

In the final episode of the series, Len explores Titanic's legacy. He discovers how the press created heroes and went looking for villains, and discovers how the disaster changed sea travel forever.

Len discovers what life was like for crew on board Titanic, through the memoirs of one of the stewardesses on board. And on order to get a sense of what Titanic was really like, he takes a snoop around her modern counterpart, the Queen Mary 2. Just like Titanic a century ago, this is now the largest cruise liner in the world.

Len learns how, in the struggle to put the disaster behind them, the family of the man who owned Titanic did its best to forget all about their connection to the ship. Through the stories of two Irish brothers in steerage, Len discovers that, on Titanic, having money could save your life, and reveals the statistics that show that price of your ticket reflected the value of your life.

Len finds out how a respectable sea captain who was blamed for the deaths of all on board Titanic was still fighting to clear his name right up to his death in the 1960s. Unfortunately, the key piece of evidence to clear his name was not discovered until 1985; it was the wreck of the ship.

Len discovers how the Titanic disaster changed sea travel for ever. A new, international convention was introduced to make travelling at sea safe and fair for, all regardless of class. Len speaks to the modern sea captain who, today, follows these laws to the letter.

Len wraps up by offering his take on what makes the Titanic story special - and why it's one that still fascinates today.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 5 May 2012 02:05

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Role Contributor
PresenterLen Goodman
Executive ProducerJohn Farren
DirectorEdward Hart
Series ProducerEdward Hart