Seconds From Disaster

November 2016

Season 4, Episode 3 (Paddington Rail Disaster)

3.0 39 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 11 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.
September 2016

Season 6, Episode 10 (Chinook Helicopter Crash)

3.0 35 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 67 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.
August 2016

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

4.0 55 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?

Season 6, Episode 7 (Runaway Train)

3.0 46 x
We investigate who is to blame for the death and destruction of the Amagasaki train crash and watch how investigators uncover all of the evidence and examine the final moments leading up to the tragedy.

Season 6, Episode 6 (Terrified Over Tokyo)

3.0 32 x
When a Boeing 747 crashes into a remote mountain-side minutes after take off in 1985, investigators are left baffled. This is the deadliest single-aircraft accident in aviation history, with 520 passengers and crew left dead.

Season 6, Episode 5 (Into The Death Zone)

3.0 71 x
Over two days in the spring of 1996, eight climbers died on the descent from Mount Everest. A fierce storm, hubris and ambition and a series of errors contributed to make this the deadliest day in the history of the mountain
July 2016

Season 6, Episode 4 (Black Hawk Down)

3.0 68 x
Relive the US Army's botched 1993 mission to capture key lieutenants in warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's clan in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Season 5, Episode 4 (Waco Cult)

3.0 18 x
In every corner of the globe, at any time, tragedy can strike. While families and survivors begin the healing process, investigators must start putting the pieces back together to understand the cause behind the disaster.