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Piper Alpha: Fire in the Night

Documentary chronicling the tragic events that occurred in the North Sea on board the Piper Alpha rig in July 1988, in what was the world's deadliest offshore oil disaster.

It was a cataclysm that killed 167 men and left only 61 survivors. Emotional testimonies, archive footage and dramatic reconstructions show how survivors, against all odds, escaped the inferno - including those who were forced to jump from the 175ft high Helideck into the sea below.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Jul 2018 22:00
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
DirectorAnthony Wonke
ProducerAnthony Wonke
Executive ProducerAlan Clements
Executive ProducerMichael McAvoy

Piper Alpha: How we survived North Sea disaster

Piper Alpha: How we survived North Sea disaster

Survivors of the world's worst offshore oil disaster describe how they escaped.