Titanic - Southampton Remembers
Titanic, Southampton Remembers tells the untold stories of the fateful night that resulted in a huge loss of lives.
Around 550 victims, well over a third of the total deaths in the disaster, lived in the Southampton port.
The city’s streets had numerous victims including men who were husbands, fathers and sons, all Titanic crew members who obeyed the "women and children first" as the famous White Star liner slowly sank in 1912.
For many it was a symbol of the age, and the hubris of those who built it.
For the people of Southampton, this tragedy resulted in the largest peacetime loss of life the city has ever experienced.
Titanic, Southampton Remembers tells the stories not heard before, of the killer who escaped the hangman’s noose only to perish in the north Atlantic, the lookout who always felt guilty, and the matron who wouldn’t leave her post.
The documentary is presented by actor Bernard Hill, who played Titanic’s Captain Edward Smith in the 1997 James Cameron’s epic Oscar winning film Titanic.
Also in the programme is former Bond girl Madeline Smith, who features in the drama reconstructions about the effect on Southampton of the sinking of the ship.
Photo - Titanic survivors.
Titanic's 100th anniversary
A collection of features about the 100th anniversary of the Titanic and its ill-fated maiden voyage.BBC News: Titanic 100
The BBC has also brought together 250 photos of the ship's crew in one of the biggest collections of its kind on the BBC News website below...
Explore the Titanic wreck
At 11.40pm on Sunday 14 April 1912 the Titanic was just a few days into its maiden voyage when a lookout delivered the fateful message: "Iceberg, right ahead."BBC News: Titanic: Journey to the bottom of the ocean
Moments later, the passenger liner struck the iceberg, tearing a series of holes in its hull.
Within three hours, the ship would be resting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, at a cost of 1,517 lives.
Explore what happened in a feature on the BBC News website below...
The Rise and Fall of Titanic
Titanic was one of three 'Olympic Class' liners commissioned by the White Star Line to be built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.BBC History: The Rise and Fall of Titanic
Construction began on the first of these great ships, Olympic, on 16 December 1908. Work on Titanic started soon after, on 31 March 1909.
Read a feature and look at an animated film on the BBC History website below...
Voyagers on the Titanic
They were dreaming of starting a new life in Canada - and had never meant to be on board RMS Titanic.BBC News: Titanic Centenary: The voyage the brothers were not supposed to be on
Having spent their childhoods in the small village of Fritham in the New Forest, the three Hickman brothers thought they would be able to make a better living on the other side of the Atlantic.
Watch the full film on the BBC News website below...
Titanic descendants share memories
Titanic descendants share their memories. Watch a video clip on the BBC News website below...BBC News: Titanic descendants share memories
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.BBC News: Titanic victim escaped noose before perishing on liner
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.
- Bernard Hill
- Pete Doherty
- Pete Doherty
- Executive Producer
- Lee Desty