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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

From Belfast's Waterfront Hall, John Humphrys hosts this commemorative event to mark the centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. A unique blend of music and documentary, the show features special performances from Bryan Ferry, Joss Stone, Nicola Benedetti, Alfie Boe, Charlie Siem, Maverick Sabre and the Ulster Orchestra. The performances wrap around a documentary which tells the story of the ill-fated ship, those who built her, the people who sailed on her and the enduring legacy of the tragedy.

Imelda Staunton and Simon Callow read extant material drawn from survivor's accounts and newspaper reports of the time, while award-winning musician Jamie Cullum explores the importance of music on board the ship.

The show also features the world premiere of Titanic Drums, an original composition featuring 100 traditional drummers from across Ireland, choirs, soloist Peter Corry and six times world champion drummer Mark Wilson. Merlin's Colin Morgan, Bronagh Gallagher and Ian McElhinney also star.

Last on

Sun 23 Dec 2012 18:00 BBC Two Northern Ireland only

  • Bryan Ferry

    Bryan Ferry

    The talent line-up includes local, national and international stars and features the legendary Bryan Ferry.

  • Katie Melua

    Katie Melua

    Georgia-born Katie Melua, who moved to Belfast with her family when she was eight and lived there until the age of 13, said she was delighted to be taking part in the commemorative event.

  • Joss Stone

    Joss Stone

    Grammy award-winning soul singer Joss Stone is also be among the line-up for this special programme that marks the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.

Credits

Presenter
John Humphrys
Presenter
John Humphrys
Director
Graham Strong
Director
Graham Strong
Producer
Graham Strong
Producer
Graham Strong
Director
Tim Van Someren
Director
Tim Van Someren
Executive Producer
Rachel Ashdown
Executive Producer
Sally Atkins

Broadcasts

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