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Disaster Series Four
BBC Videos for Education & Training have specially commissioned and created these Disaster programmes. Disaster - Series 4 is specifically intended to focus and inform you and your colleagues on issues relating to health and safety issues, crisis management and post-disaster supervision.
The Goiania Incident
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
The Goiana Incident - two thieves broke into a disused clinic in Brazil and sold parts from a machine which was contaminated with caesium-137. The Goiania Incident is part of the BBC education series, Disaster - series 1, looking at issues relating to health and safety.
King's Cross - Beneath the Flames
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Four
King's Cross - Beneath the Flames looks at the events of the 18th November 1987. Over 20 years ago, every commuter's greatest fear happened. A fire broke out at King's Cross, one of London's busiest Underground stations. Smoke and flames ripped the escalators and through the ticket hall, killing 31…
Spiral to Disaster
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
Spiral to Disaster recreates the disaster of the oil rig 'Piper Alpha' and is used by health and safety professionals all over the globe. The catastrophe was not the result of a sudden, unpredictable explosion. Poor safety training, basic communication failures, and inadequate emergency decision-making procedures created an environment in…
The Chemical Scythe
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
The Chemical Scythe follows the investigations into the link between organophosphate chemicals used for sheep dipping and nerve gas. The Chemical Scythe is part of the BBC documentary series, Disaster - series 1 exploring the topic of health and safety.
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
Janet Culver placed a personal ad for a fishing companion and slowly fell in love with the man who replied. But her dreams were shattered when tragedy struck and they were shipwrecked. The horrors of being stranded for days in a small dinghy are reconstructed in this BBC documentary film,…
Kansas City - Death by Design
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Four
Disaster Series 4, Episode 2 - Kansas City: Death by Design On a hot July evening in 1981, 200 people were enjoying a 1940s-style 'tea dance' at the recently opened Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. A few minutes after 7pm, part of the hotel atrium collapsed, killing…
Me And My New Brain - Coping With A Traumatic Brain Injury
A remarkable programme that reveals what it's like to suffer and then try to live with the most common hidden disability to affect young adults - traumatic brain injury. Exploring its devastating impact on lives, careers and relationships, Charlie Elmore highlights how society treats young adults who are dealing with…
Triangle Fire - A Deadly Factory Accident in New York
Part of the Series: American Experience
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City's history. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same.
Emergency Calls - A Terrifying Experimental Short Film
Based on authentic emergency calls and radio traffic, this experimental short film reminds us that being human is a fragile and fleeting opportunity to experience life around us. In the face of overwhelming darkness, all we can do is rely on each other. Official Selection: Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival,…
All The Rage - The Connection Between Pain and Emotions
Dr. John Sarno's bestselling book "Healing Back Pain" was first published in the 1980's, and when co-director Michael Galinsky's father read it he was cured of chronic whiplash. The book - which connects pain with emotions rather than structural causes - put Sarno at blunt odds with the medical system,…
Disaster Series One
Disaster - Series 1 examine the world's most dramatic catastrophes using original BBC footage, recreations and interviews with key decision-makers. Their powerful and detailed approach provides you with an effective health & safety training resource that speaks to the viewer in a way nothing else can. No one who sees…