Disaster Series Two

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The Christinaki
The Christinaki looks at the loss of this 26,000-ton ship in the Atlantic, and highlights the problem of who takes responsibility for maintaining the sea-worthiness of merchant shipping. The Christinaki…
A Cut-Price Tragedy
A Cut-Price Tragedy looks at the tragedy of Valujet DC-9 that opened the case of safety and responsibility in the air. In May 1996, a Valujet DC-9 caught fire in…
Fighting for Life
The story in the headlines in June 1998 was that of the longest ever inquiry conducted by the General Medical Council.Two surgeons at Bristol Royal Infirmary were heavily criticised for…
A Major Malfunction
The explosion that destroyed the Challenger space shuttle in January 1986, killing all seven crew members, remains the worst accident in space. The drama of the days leading up to…
The Channel Tunnel Fire
On 18 November 1996, 34 people were trapped underground when fire broke out on the Eurotunnel shuttle from Calais.As 450 firefighters struggled to deal with the blaze, a catalogue of…

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A Cut-Price Tragedy
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Two
A Cut-Price Tragedy looks at the tragedy of Valujet DC-9 that opened the case of safety and responsibility in the air. In May 1996, a Valujet DC-9 caught fire in mid-air and plunged into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board. Mary Schiavo, Inspector General with the US…
The Christinaki
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Two
The Christinaki looks at the loss of this 26,000-ton ship in the Atlantic, and highlights the problem of who takes responsibility for maintaining the sea-worthiness of merchant shipping. The Christinaki is part of the BBC series, Disaster - series 2, a series of instructional videos on the importance of health…
A Japanese Tragedy
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Three
A Japanese Tragedy looks at when a JAL Boeing 747 crashed in to the Japanese Alps. 520 people died. In August 1985, Japan Air Flight 123 crashed into the side of a mountain North West of Tokyo. It was the largest single aircraft fatality in history. A poor repair was…
October Fire
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
October Fire tells the story of a devastating accident involving a Russian nuclear submarine 'K219'. In 1986, on board a huge Soviet nuclear submarine, fifty metres below the surface of the ocean, an enormous ballistic missile exploded. Using carefully obtained classified documents, the BBC documentary film tells the true story…
Atlantic
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
Janet Culver placed a personal ad for a fishing companion and slowly fell in love with the man who replied. But her dreams were shattered when tragedy struck and they were shipwrecked. The horrors of being stranded for days in a small dinghy are reconstructed in this BBC documentary film,…
A Crash in the Dark
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Three
A Crash in the Dark investigates, when two trains collided in the Severn Tunnel due to faulty equipment and human error, a complete communication breakdown meant that the rescue teams walked for miles in the wrong direction, unable to find the crash site. A Crash in the Dark is part…
The Goiania Incident
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
The Goiana Incident - two thieves broke into a disused clinic in Brazil and sold parts from a machine which was contaminated with caesium-137. The Goiania Incident is part of the BBC education series, Disaster - series 1, looking at issues relating to health and safety.
Disaster Series Three
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Disaster - Series 3 uncovers the chilling truths behind some of the worst catastrophes in the last 50 years. These include: the 1989 sinking of the Marchioness on the River Thames, grave errors made in cervical smear testing, the Japan air flight JAL 123 crash in 1985 and follows the…
Disaster Series Four
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BBC Videos for Education & Training have specially commissioned and created these Disaster programmes. Disaster - Series 4 is specifically intended to focus and inform you and your colleagues on issues relating to health and safety issues, crisis management and post-disaster supervision.
Deadly Metal
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Three
In Deadly Metal, a radiotherapy machine was mistakenly sold to a scrap yard. More radioactive material was released than the Three Mile Island disaster. Deadly Metal is part of Disaster - series 3, a series of educational videos from BBC Active about health and safety disasters in history.
Spiral to Disaster
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
Spiral to Disaster recreates the disaster of the oil rig 'Piper Alpha' and is used by health and safety professionals all over the globe. The catastrophe was not the result of a sudden, unpredictable explosion. Poor safety training, basic communication failures, and inadequate emergency decision-making procedures created an environment in…
The Chemical Scythe
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
The Chemical Scythe follows the investigations into the link between organophosphate chemicals used for sheep dipping and nerve gas. The Chemical Scythe is part of the BBC documentary series, Disaster - series 1 exploring the topic of health and safety.