• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Yesterday's Witness The Great Scuttle


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
On Midsummer Day 1919 one of the most extraordinary episodes in the history of the sea took place in Scapa Flow, the famous anchorage in the Orkney Islands. Seventy-four ships of the German High Seas Fleet, at that time the world's second greatest navy, scuttled themselves in a calculated act of defiance.
Tonight's film sees this unique event through the eyes of three people who watched it happen, and one man who actively helped it to happen:
Mrs Rosetta Groundwater William Waterson
Captain R. C. V. Ross
Vizeadmiral Friedrich Ruge
Produced by STEPHEN PEET


Unknown: Mrs Rosetta Groundwater
Unknown: William Waterson
Unknown: Captain R. C. V. Ross
Unknown: Friedrich Ruge
Produced By: Stephen Peet
Directed By: Patricia Meehan

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

Yesterday's Witness The Great Scuttle

BBC Two England, 1 June 1970 22.10

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Feedback about Yesterday's Witness The Great Scuttle, BBC Two England, 22.10, 1 June 1970
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/ed554927da0348069fdf941b5377debb

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel