The Story of The Penlee lifeboat by Frazer Flintham
Based on the book Penlee: The Loss of a Lifeboat by Michael Sagar-Fenton
Directed by Alastair Whatley
Designed by Michael Pavelka, Camera direction by North South Culture, Sound by Dominic Bilkey, Music by James Findlay, Movement by Simon Pittman
If ever there was an example of the sea at its worst and humanity at its best, then it is the story of the loss of the Penlee Lifeboat” Peter Goss MBE, Sailor and Adventurer
40 years later, their bravery lives on.
On Saturday 19 December 1981, the Penlee lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’, was launched in hurricane conditions to go to the aid of the coaster ‘Union Star’ which was being swept towards the southern coast of Cornwall. What followed ranks not only with the greatest acts of courage in the history of the RNLI, but with any human achievement.
Marking 40 years since the rescue, Into the Night is a unique theatrical experience broadcast live on Saturday 18 December 2021 and on-demand until the 30th of January.