Blending advanced CGI, re-enactments, archival footage, forensic science, dramatic eyewitness accounts and expert testimony, we recreate in gripping detail the final moments behind some of the most calamitous disasters of modern time.
Seconds From Disaster reconstructs the events leading up to the Paddington rail collision in London, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and one of the world's worst industrial accidents, in Bhopal, India. Blending advanced CGI, re-enactments, archival footage, forensic science, dramatic eyewitness accounts and expert testimony, experience first-hand, the gripping details of the final moments behind some of the world's most chilling disasters.
Tue, 17 Jan 2.30am
The British Royal Navy’s battle with Bismarck proved to be a pivotal point in World War Two. A naval historian reveals the reason for Bismarck’s fate and the errors that impacted both sides.
Wed, 18 Jan 2.30am
Europe’s tallest dam is the jewel in the crown of an ambitious Italian hydro-electric scheme. That is, until a landslide occurs, killing more than 2,000 people and baffling scientists.
Sat, 14 Jan 5.30pm
After a 51 day stand-off with religious cult the Branch Davidians, the FBI launch an assault and the resulting violence kills nearly 80 people. Was the charismatic cult leader to blame, or the FBI?
In March 2011, as Japan reels from the most powerful earthquake in its history, a 14 metre-high tsunami surges over the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, knocking out its power supply and essential cooling systems. With the plant blacked out, engineers face nuclear meltdown.
Mon, 23 Jan 2.30am
Hours after passing a safety test, an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico starts shooting flammable gas and crude oil, killing 11 workers. What decisions and failings led to the world’s biggest oil spill?
Terrifying failings give terrorists free reign of India's largest city, killing at will in front of the world's cameras, leaving 166 dead and Mumbai officials and residents to pick up the pieces.
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