Titanic victim escaped noose before perishing on liner


On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, actor Bernard Hill discovers the impact the tragedy had on the port of Southampton.

Around 550 crew from Southampton died in the disaster.

Titanic, Southampton Remembers tells the hidden stories behind the tragedy including the tale of the killer who escaped the hangman's noose only to perish in the north Atlantic.

William Mintram from Southampton, who was convicted of manslaughter, worked as a stoker on the ill-fated liner.

Joyce Mills remembers her great grandfather in one of the Titanic's darker tales.

Titanic, Southampton Remembers is broadcast on BBC One South on Sunday, 15 April at 16:50 BST and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

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