Cruel Sea: The Penlee Lifeboat Disaster


June 24, 2018

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June 24, 2018 of the TV-show Cruel Sea: The Penlee Lifeboat Disaster was broadcast by BBC4 on Sunday 24 June 2018 at 20:00.
Episodes expected soon

May 19, 2019

Expected on
Herhaling. Documentary telling the story of the tragic night in December 1981, when the Penlee lifeboat was called out to help a stricken coaster off the coast of Cornwall.In hurricane winds and sixty-foot waves, the crew of the Solomon Browne made a heroic attempt to rescue those on board the ill-fated Union Star. The film features actual radio footage, eyewitness testimony and memories of bereaved family members.It was originally shown in 2006 to mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster.
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