DCSIMG

Death at sea: BBC commissions documentary on Piper Alpha disaster.

BBC television has commissioned a documentary to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.

Fire in the Night, which is based on a book written by Scotsman journalist Stephen McGinty, will be released in cinemas in the UK next year and will also be shown on BBC2 in July.

The 90-minute documentary, produced by STV Productions for BBC2, will feature first-hand accounts of events on the Piper Alpha rig on 6 July 1988 when 167 died.

Ewan Angus, commissioning editor for BBC Scotland, said: “Piper Alpha was a disaster which made a huge impact both on those personally involved in it at the time but also on those who watched those tragic events unfold on our TV screens all those years ago.”

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page