‘The Titanic With Len Goodman’
8 to 9 p.m. April 10 on WTTW-Channel 11
Lesser-known stories of the ship’s crew and passengers are recounted by “Dancing With the Stars” judge and Titanic aficionado Len Goodman. Goodman, 67, once worked as a welder in the London shipyard of Harland and Woolf, the company that constructed the doomed oceanliner in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Goodman takes viewers on a tour of the sites where the Titanic was conceived, built and launched.
‘Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved’
7 to 9 p.m. April 15 on the History Channel
Tag along on the most recent and comprehensive underwater expedition to the Titanic’s watery grave. Through the use of a virtual hangar, experts unveil pieces of never-before-seen wreckage and demonstrate precisely how the ship broke apart and sank. The program promises to answer the question of who or what was ultimately responsible for the “unsinkable” ship plunging into the icy waters of the Atlantic.
‘Why Ships Sink’
8 to 9 p.m. April 18 on WTTW-Channel 11
This “Nova” program investigates the safety of ever-growing cruise ships, which some engineers worry are becoming dangerously unstable. Experts reconstruct the events that led to famous cruise disasters, including the recent sinking of Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy and the 2007 sinking of the Sea Diamond near the Greek island of Santorini.