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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…
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…
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…
King's Cross - Beneath the Flames
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Four
King's Cross - Beneath the Flames looks at the events of the 18th November 1987. Over 20 years ago, every commuter's greatest fear happened. A fire broke out at King's Cross, one of London's busiest Underground stations. Smoke and flames ripped the escalators and through the ticket hall, killing 31…
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…
Disaster Series Four
BBC
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.
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.
The Marchioness
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Three
The Marchioness investigates when 51 people lost their lives when the 'Bowbelle' dredger collided with this passenger boat. The Marchioness is part of the BBC education series, Disaster - series 3, investigating health and safety disasters throughout history.
A Cancer in the System
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Three
A Cancer in the System investigates when women died because their cervical smear slides were confused and incorrectly analysed. A Cancer in the System is part of DIsaster - series 3, looking at health and safety disasters throughout history.
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.