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Greenlit: Titanic: The Band Played On, UKTV Yesterday

Titanic: The Band Played On – In April 1912 news of the greatest maritime disaster in history sent shock waves around the world. From the moment the ship sank, a series of powerful myths grew up around the Titanic. Perhaps the most potent of all is that of the band standing on deck, bravely playing on until the last lifeboat had left and there was no hope of escape. For the first time, Titanic: The Band Played On tells the story of those unsung heroes who were about to play for the last time.

Presented by Madness frontman Suggs, this film reveals why the media and public were so captivated by the story of these courageous men. He interviews renowned experts and descendents of the band’s musicians to delve further into the story that has lasted well beyond their lifetimes.

Taking a fresh look at the Titanic disaster, this film uncovers new details about the heroic band of musicians who played together for the first and last time aboard the ship. The programme delves into the facts and looks at memorabilia to ask questions about the band’s role in the tragedy and why stories around the hymn Nearer My God To Thee have grown up around the ship’s final moments.

Channel: UKTV Yesterday

TX: 2012

Source: UKTV press release

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