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Britain's Executioner - Albert Pierrepoint

Archive interviews with Britain's most famous hangman, who executed more than 400 people.

Using archive recordings we tell the story of Britain's most famous hangman. During the 1940s and 50s, he was responsible for the execution of some of Britain's most notorious murderers and was sent to Germany to hang more than 200 Nazi war criminals after WW2. He said he was always determined to treat prisoners with dignity and respect whatever their crime. He initially appeared to support the abolition of the death penalty.
Photo: Albert Pierrepoint at home, 1973 (Credit: Getty Images)

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Tue 3 Nov 2015 08:50GMT

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