Building the TitanicThe Titanic was the world's biggest cruise liner of her day. Luxurious and very stylish, she was built in Belfast's Harland and Wolff Shipyard and sank on her maiden voyage when she hit an iceberg with the loss of 1,500 lives. Eleven-year-old Lucie takes us on a tour of the shipyard today, while historical photographs show the ship under construction and being launched. We visit the drawing offices where naval architect Thomas Andrews led his team of draughtsmen and engineers. At the the time around 15,000 men were employed there, with 3,000 working on the Titanic.
The sinking of the Titanic - breaking news reportIn this mock news report, reporter Mark Simpson breaks the news of the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic. An insert describes the ship, her route and passenger numbers. A correspondent in America gives a more detailed description, with information about the collision with an iceberg and the emergency operation. Information is given about some of the passengers and crew, and we see footage of relatives arriving at the White Star Line offices in the hope of more news.
Titanic Survivors Part 1We hear an account about the sinking of the Titanic. The voice of Second Mate Charles Lightoller is heard under images of his portrait, the ship at sea and the Captain. We also see colour images of the wreck filmed recently from a submarine. Lightoller describes the events from the moment he felt a shudder to watching the ship going dow
Titanic survivors (pt 2/2)A first-hand account of the sinking of the Titanic with archive and underwater images of the wreck to help with illustration. Wealthy passenger Edith Russell describes her experience from when she left the gala dinner and returned to her cabin. She talks about how she felt and that she saw an iceberg scraping alongside the ship. Edith recalls being roused from her bed and how she was one of the last to leave on a lifeboat.