Episode 1

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Duration: 30 minutes

Dance judge Len Goodman discovers how the impact of the Titanic disaster is still felt a century after the ship sank. Len has his own connection to the ship; before he was a dancer, he was a welder for Harland and Wolff. This was the company that, from 1909 to1912, built the Titanic in Belfast. Len worked for the same company fifty years later, at their yard in east London.

To mark the centenary of the Titanic tragedy in 2012, Len explores the ship's one hundred year legacy. He learns how for victims' families, and for the survivors themselves, the sinking was just the beginning of the story. Generations later, those stories are still unfolding as Len meets the modern-day descendants to learn how, 100 years after it sank, the Titanic's legacy lives on.

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  • In episode one...

    In the first programme of the series, Len discovers how Titanic claimed the lives of eight men in Belfast before she even touched the water. He tries his hand at riveting, experiencing first-hand the blood and sweat that went into building a ship a century ago. He visits Southampton, to find out why it was the city hit hardest by Titanic’s death toll. He meets descendants of Titanic’s crew who describe how just traumatised the disaster left their relatives.

    Len also explores the story of the Titanic band. It’s one of the best known stories from the ship, but few will have heard how the death of one of the musicians tore his family apart for one hundred years. Len meets a descendant who tells him how and why this happened.

  • Len finds out just how much manual labour went into building the Titanic

    Len finds out just how much manual labour went into building the Titanic

  • Len tries his hand at the trade again

    Len tries his hand at the trade again

  • Len with Yvonne Hume

    Len with Yvonne Hume

  • Len with Philip Littlejohn

    Len with Philip Littlejohn

Credits

Presenter
Len Goodman
Presenter
Len Goodman
Executive Producer
John Farren
Executive Producer
John Farren
Director
Edward Hart
Director
Edward Hart
Series Producer
Edward Hart
Series Producer
Edward Hart

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