#46012, "Titanic Minute By Minute Radio 2 " Sun Apr-15-12 06:07 AMby monkey95
Did anyone hear the Radio 2 radio show broadcast last night 'Titanic: Minute By Minute', which ran from 11.30pm-2.20am (UK time, not ship time). It loosely revolved around the band, and studio musicians played relevant songs, which were very good, but there was also an even handed and informative commentary of events, including audio excerpts from survivors like Lightoller. It was very moving in parts, without being mawkish.
Jonathan Smith from TRMA was part of the show - what are your views on it Jonathan?
#46020, "Behind-the-scenes" In response to Reply # 0 Sun Apr-15-12 01:12 PMby Jonathan
Glad you enjoyed the show. From the feedback we were getting (and still getting) the show was a huge success. I felt we handle the show accordingly. It became emotional even for us towards the end. Even sitting there looking at the clock just feet away and seeing the hand tick round to 2.15am and knowing what was coming couldn't prepare us, even the days rehearsals. As soon as the notes of Nearer My God to Thee started, that was it.
But the show, I thought, was in very good hands and very well produced. I am very proud to have been part of it to mark such a historic but sad event.
BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation, Westminister, London.
My pass for the day.
From left to right - Presenter Jeremy Vine, Tim Maltin, me, Andrew Wilson, Steve Turner, presenter Penny Smith (the other presenter Dermot O'Leary is taking the photo)
View from my seat. Dermot O'Leary (left) and Jeremy Vine (right)
The orchestra performs. . .
The very talented Bella Hardy rehearses 'Nearer My God to Thee' as one of the staff films the event.
#46031, "RE: Behind-the-scenes" In response to Reply # 1 Sun Apr-15-12 11:07 AMby monkey95
To Jonathan As it approached 2.20am during the broadcast it really was palpable wasn't it - when the band played 'Nearer My God to Thee' it was so moving that I defy anybody to listen without fighting back a tear. The studio band were very good.
Being part of this quality radio broadcast would have been a very memorable way for you to mark this anniversary.
Can someone find a way of keeping this audio available after the BBC take it off their site?
#46033, "RE: Behind-the-scenes" In response to Reply # 2
I'm not up on modern technology for recording from the internet, but I believe there are online apps for recording radio stations and keeping them as a MP3/MP4 audio on your PC/laptop. A online search should bring up some alternatives.
#46043, "RE: Behind-the-scenes" In response to Reply # 5
>By the way did anyone hear the morse code conversation between >Titanic, Carpathia being converted to voice audio on radio 2 >this week ? >It was truly amazing but heart wrenching also
Yes the morse code conversation really is dramatic isn't it? It is the only commentary we have of the disaster which actually happened in real time. It's the immediacy of it - it's talking about it in the present tense - which is so confronting about it. And the language is quite remarkable 'Hit a berg, going down at the bow, old man". Amazing that in the panic of the moment Phillips and the others still kept up some of their banter.
#46082, "RE: Titanic Minute By Minute Radio 2 " In response to Reply # 0
"It was very moving in parts, without being mawkish."
I agree with this but would have been better and maybe a little more moving is they did it by ship time not UK time as they would have been talking and singing etc it would have been happening at this moment 100 years ago exactly.