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TITANIC: A Night to Remember

Depicted countless times in art, television and film, the night of the 14th of April 1912 has haunted and fascinated us for over a century. This is a dramatic moment by moment retelling of the sinking of the Titanic in the freezing North Atlantic after the 'unsinkable' ship struck an iceberg. Hear the stories of what happened on the decks and in the lifeboats; those who survived and those who perished. Dan is also joined by renowned Titanic expert Tim Maltin to debunk and explain the many myths about the sinking and offers an explanation for what really went wrong that night.

Listen to part one of this series TITANIC: The Unsinkable Ship here.

If you want more Titanic, you can find Tim's books here.

This episode was produced by Mariana Des Forges. Mixed and mastered by Dougal Patmore.

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