Seconds From Disaster

Full episodes

Season 4, Episode 3 (Paddington Rail Disaster)

3.0 10 x
Step by step reconstruction of the circumstances reveals a startling history of near misses that should have made one of the worst rail accidents in British history avoidable.

Season 4, Episode 2 (Pearl Harbor)

3.0 4 x
Seconds from Disaster takes a fresh look at one of history's greatest events and investigates whether the attack was in fact a fatal blow to Japan's quest for victory.

Season 6, Episode 10 (Chinook Helicopter Crash)

3.0 19 x
One of the worst losses of life sustained by the RAF in a peacetime accident, the subsequent investigation also ignited controversy. Was there really enough evidence to call it pilot error?

Season 6, Episode 9 (Sinking The Coventry)

3.0 27 x
May 25 1982, The Falklands War. HMS Coventry, a Type 42 guided-missile destroyer is on operations with HMS Broadsword. They face a low level attack from four fighters which leads to the loss of Coventry.

Season 6, Episode 8 (Nagasaki: The Forgotten Bomb)

3.0 31 x
The use of the atomic bombs in World War II still excites controversy. Was it the only way to bring a swift end to the war? Or is that a myth, and was there more to the agreements between Stalin and Truman?
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