7/7: Saved By a Miracle?

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7/7: Saved By a Miracle?

Joined: 22 Jun 2006, 17:18

28 Jun 2010, 12:14 #1

Synopsis

Five years on from the 7/7 bombings, Juliet Stevenson tells the story of survivors and those who lost loved ones on the day when terror came to London. Fifty-two innocent people died in the 7/7 bombings; thousands more were injured.

Marking the fifth anniversary, Heenan Bhatti's film tells the powerful stories of survival and tragedy, through the personal testimony of those caught up in the carnage of that fateful day.

7/7 : Saved by a Miracle? explores how, in the midst of a terrorist atrocity, some survivors found themselves escaping death and serious injury by a sequence of chance events. These include the remarkable series of coincidences which helped save lives on the bombed Number 30 bus. Detoured from its normal route, the bus exploded directly outside the British Medical Association, on a day doctors from around the country had gathered for a conference. Astonishingly, among them was one of the few people in this country trained to manage a major emergency of this scale.

Was this a sequence of chance events, a case of being in the right place at the right time? Or was it, as some believe, a miracle where fate played a hand?
Credits

Director
    Heenan Bhatti
Producer
    Heenan Bhatti
Producer
    Tommy Nagra

Broadcasts

  1.
      Mon 5 Jul 2010
      22:45
      BBC One (except Northern Ireland, Wales)
  2.
      Mon 5 Jul 2010
      23:15
      BBC One (Northern Ireland, Wales only)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t0yhn
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Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

05 Jul 2010, 21:43 #2

7/7: Saved By a Miracle?
Monday 05 July
10:45pm - 11:25pm
BBC1


Jack Linton was 14 and on his first, unaccompanied trip on the London Underground. But as his train pulled away from the station, Jack's world went black. It was 7 July, 2005, and suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer had detonated his device. Five years on, Jack says, "I just remember everyone's faces flashing in my head. Everyone I love. I was 14 and you want your mum." A stranger called Christine hugged him and shielded his eyes from the carnage. Jack's is one of a series of poignant stories told by survivors of the day that four men killed 52 innocent people on London's transport network. Some feel they were saved by miracles and coincidences. Others are more prosaic; one man cheated death simply because he moved his suitcase.
Source: Radio Times
7/7: Saved By a Miracle?
Next on:  Today, 22:45 on BBC One (except Northern Ireland, Wales)

Synopsis


Five years on from the 7/7 bombings, Juliet Stevenson tells the story of survivors and those who lost loved ones on the day when terror came to London. Fifty-two innocent people died in the 7/7 bombings; thousands more were injured.

Marking the fifth anniversary, Heenan Bhatti's film tells the powerful stories of survival and tragedy, through the personal testimony of those caught up in the carnage of that fateful day.

7/7: Saved by a Miracle? explores how, in the midst of a terrorist atrocity, some survivors found themselves escaping death and serious injury by a sequence of chance events. These include the remarkable series of coincidences which helped save lives on the bombed Number 30 bus. Detoured from its normal route, the bus exploded directly outside the British Medical Association, on a day doctors from around the country had gathered for a conference. Astonishingly, among them was one of the few people in this country trained to manage a major emergency of this scale.

Was this a sequence of chance events, a case of being in the right place at the right time? Or was it, as some believe, a miracle where fate played a hand?
Source: BBC
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Joined: 26 Nov 2005, 01:46

05 Jul 2010, 22:33 #3

A lot of new footage of the bus was shown.
�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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