- Feb 22, 2012
Don't know how your tv works there. Is that a BBC channel? We lost our BBC America channel here but sometimes those shows show up on PBS here. Yes agree with you. I had thought the whole binocular thing had been pretty well settled amongst the Titanic community...guess not.Just watched this documentary as it was broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK a few weeks ago.
There were a few familiar faces to long standing users of ET in Tim Matlin and Alex Churchill but the same old myths were peddled as true.
The programs mythology included Jack Phillips being awake for 2 days prior to the collision and Californian thinking Titanic's rockets were a firework display because there was no convention for distress signal use. Fred Barrett was in charge of the effort to counter the flooding in boiler room 5 apparently.
It's extremely frustrating that people who should and in some cases definitely do, know better, still peddle these half truths and untruths.
No, Channel 5 started in the late 90s and was the last Analogue channel on British TV. BBC1 and BBC2 are state owned, ITV and Channel 5 were purely commercial TV and Channel 4 is a mix of state and commercial funding. Everything is digital now so we have the usual 60 or 70 channels of high to extremely low quality. We do have PBS on some cable providers. Then there's the Discovery and Nat Geo channels.Don't know how your tv works there. Is that a BBC channel?
The search box at the top of the page is your friend.one thing that has aways pazzeled me is why they never had a lifeboat drill that day