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The real Peaky Blinders

Andrew Davies discusses the Birmingham gangsters who inspired the BBC drama, and explains how late-Victorian society contributed to a rise in gang violence

Published: August 22, 2019 at 12:39 pm
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Ahead of the fifth series of the BBC historical drama Peaky Blinders, we talked to historian Andrew Davies about the real Birmingham gangsters who inspired the programme, and discovered how late-Victorian society contributed to a rise in gang violence.

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