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Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film

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.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Dec 2012 18:00
BBC Two Northern Ireland

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Humphrys
PresenterJohn Humphrys
DirectorGraham Strong
DirectorGraham Strong
ProducerGraham Strong
ProducerGraham Strong
DirectorTim Van Someren
DirectorTim Van Someren
Executive ProducerRachel Ashdown
Executive ProducerSally Atkins