A 1992 expedition to explore a Yorkshire cave is recalled by members of the party who were cut off from the entrance of their tunnel by a flood and rescued by a pair of divers who swam to their aid with scuba equipment.
The story of a British submarine that sank in the Thames estuary in 1950. Although the majority of the crew were able to escape the ship, most of them froze to death in the icy water, leaving just 10 survivors.
Millionaire adventurer Richard Branson recalls his perilous 1987 attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot-air balloon, a stunt that nearly ended in disaster when the airship crashed into the Irish Sea, leaving Branson and his co-pilot stranded.
The perilous adventures of two brothers who independently executed daring escapes from East Berlin after the Soviets divided the city by erecting a wall in 1961. Later, the siblings reunited to help free another brother still trapped behind the wall. Included: interviews.
The release of 19 hostages from the Iranian Embassy in London is recalled. On May 5, 1980, British commandos overwhelmed the six terrorists who had seized the building in order to force the Iranian government to grant autonomy to the province of Khuzestan.
The story of a hiker who disappeared after an expedition to Scotland's Glencoe region. After becoming injured after falling into a gully, the man waited four days for help while rescue teams combed the area.
A 1984 terrorist bomb attack by the Irish Republican Army on a British hotel in Brighton is recalled by rescue workers and other witnesses of the event. The move targeted a Conservative Party conference in order to disrupt Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government, and resulted in five deaths.
Members of a 1976 British climbing expedition up Ecuador's volcanic Mount Sangay recall their peril when the volcano erupted and killed two members of their party while placing the rest in extreme jeopardy.