BBC deny Titanic radio play to be broadcast

BBC and the Titanic Disaster

A formal statement contradicting the reports published in some newspapers (not the Daily Express) to the effect that the BBC intended to broadcast a play based on the Titanic disaster has been issued by the BBC:-

"Some weeks ago the BBC received a proposal for the production of a radio play based on the Titanic disaster. The purpose was to emphasise the heroism of British people in moments of crisis.

"Statements in some newspapers that it had been decided to proceed with the production are untrue, the idea not having advanced beyond the preliminary stage of a synopsis for consideration.

"The suggested programme has been considered in the ordinary course, and the decision is that it is not acceptable."

[Note: The radio play idea had been drawn up by Titanic author Filson Young - SM]

See also BBC and the Titanic Disaster.

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Filson Young

Acknowledgements

Senan Molony

Citation

Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) BBC deny Titanic radio play to be broadcast (Daily Express, Thursday 25th February 1932, ref: #4335, published 11 January 2005, generated 3rd July 2020 01:04:55 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/bbc-deny-titanic-radio-play-broadcast.html