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Before the Titanic

The story of the collision between two passenger liners, "Florida" and "Republic", in the North Atlantic in 1909. The stricken ships became dependent for rescue on the Marconi wireless onboard "Republic" - and its operator Jack Binns.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Sat 29 May 1999 20:20
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire


Role Contributor
NarratorSean Barratt
ParticipantSusan Douglas
ParticipantCharles Haas
ParticipantJohn Maxtone Graham
ParticipantJohn Mooney
ParticipantGeorge Percy
ParticipantFred Schwerin
ParticipantDiana Sodi
ParticipantVirginia Utermohlen
ParticipantDan Van Der Vat
ProducerBen Loeterman
ProducerCarol Sennett