A stark, nerve shredding portrait of desperate heroism beyond the reach of a fictional disaster movie, 4 stars.
Twenty-five years after the world’s deadliest offshore oil disaster this film chronicles the tragic events that occurred on board the Piper Alpha rig. It was a cataclysm that killed 167 men and left only 61 survivors. This film shows how survivors, against all odds, escaped this inferno including those who were forced to jump from the 175ft high Helideck into the sea below.
Commissioned by BBC Scotland, BBC Two. An STV Productions and Berriff McGinty Films co-production, in association with Creative Scotland.
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