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Friday, 12 July 2013

TV: The Sinking Of The Laconia

Friday 2nd August, 10.10pm
Drama brings this Alan Bleasdale drama back to TV screens starting with the first part of this incredible drama. 

On the 12th September 1942 the Laconia - a cruise ship turned troop ship - was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156 commanded by Werner Hartenstein. She carried a motley crew of women, children, wounded soldiers and Italian Prisoners of War. Having sunk the ship, Hartenstein should have left them to their uncertain fate in the water, but instead he made the incredible decision to save as many lives as he could. A true story of unexpected gallantry and humanity in the fog of war.

The Sinking Of The Laconia stars Andrew Buchan, Brian Cox, Lindsay Duncan, Ken Duken and Morven Christie.

Part Two follows next Friday.

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