Channel 5 has commissioned a feature documentary from Blink Films, which charts the 10 key mistakes that caused the most famous naval disaster in history.
10 Mistakes That Sank the Titanic (1×90’) follows the Titanic’s journey from construction to catastrophe, revealing that there was no single factor which sent the liner to the bottom of the ocean. Instead, what sealed the Titanic’s fate was a cascade of events – none of them fatal in their own right, but each combining to create a catalogue of errors that tipped the balance against her. From the procedure for fixing rivets into the ship’s bows, the delay in construction that pushed her maiden voyage into the perilous iceberg season, to the fact that the lookouts on watch that night had no access to binoculars, the programme reveals the 10 key errors that conspired to sink the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic.
Dan Chambers, co-Founder and Creative Director at Blink Films said: “The story of the supposedly ‘unsinkable’, cutting edge ocean liner designed specifically to survive a collision with an iceberg remains one of the most enduring tales of our time. Audiences may know some of the details about the catastrophe, but this programme reveals all the key errors, and how they combined, to cause one of the greatest ever maritime disasters.”
10 Mistakes That Sank the Titanic is a Blink Films production for Channel 5. It is produced and directed by Mike Ibeji and the executive producers are Dan Chambers and Alison Turner. It was commissioned by Lucy Willis for Channel 5. Blink Films is a Tin Roof Media company.
The film is being distributed internationally by Drive.
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