History Factual Premium Documentary Unscripted

The Real Peaky Blinders

NEW
Available as
Finished Programme
DURATION
2 x 60'
BROADCASTER
bbc2BBC2, UK
PRODUCED BY
Plimsoll Productions
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2022
Available in
HD
The real story of the mass gang movement that originated in Britain’s industrial cities in the 19th Century and evolved into modern gangsterism in the early 20th century, that inspired the globally famous drama. 

Peaky Blinders, Stephen Knight’s epic spaghetti western set in Birmingham about a hoodlum family and their gang has become a phenomenon that has run to five series and is set to spawn a Hollywood feature film.

The historical truth behind the series is just as shocking as the drama and offers a profound insight into the explosion of working-class violence that erupted in Victorian towns and cities in the 1870s and gave rise to a subculture that we still see in today’s inner city gangs.

Features an interview with Steven Knight, the writer of Peaky Blinders.