London, April 2012 – This new documentary from Arrow Media reveals, for the first time to British audiences, newly released audio recordings from the day of the tragic 9/11 attacks. They offer a unique insight and moving perspective, illuminating those fateful hours that changed America forever. '9/11: The Lost Tapes' airs in the UK on Channel 4 on Thursday 19th April at 9pm, and was posted at Prime Focus.
On the morning of the attacks, hundreds of hours of military and air traffic control conversations were captured on tape, painting a chilling and tragic picture of events spiraling inexorably out of control. With events unfolding at breakneck-speed, the tapes reveal in minute-by-minute detail, the chaos and confusion wrought by the attacks. Revelations include how Air Force fighter jets, scrambled to protect Washington, set out in the wrong direction - ending up 60 miles out across the Atlantic ocean and that permission to shoot down hijacked passenger planes only came through after the last plane crashed.
The grade and online work were supplied by Alex Pickering and the audio by Phitz Hearne.
Project: 9/11: The Lost Tapes
Production Company: Arrow Media
Broadcaster: Channel 4
Writer & Director: Chris Martin
Executive Producer: Tom Brisley
Producer: Alex Kiehl
Production Manager: Stephanie Mavropoulos