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Finally the fictitious, fatuous yet unmissable BBC drama series Peaky Blinders has finished. I saw no insight into Birmingham's past and not a single landmark was evident to my eyes, yet it is supposedly set in the early twenties, a period for which we have masses of photographic records.
Fictitious because the real and wholly cowardly Peaky Blinders were long gone by the end of the first world war and fatuous because I came away none the wiser, with a feeling of having wasted some hours looking for true historical content. Carl Chinn has some historical facts..... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on...---fact-5912820
Morning peeps. Have to agree with Volty. Watched half an hour of the 1st one and got fed up of the false accents. I still remember my nan who grew up during that time. She used words that only a true brummie would use. Miskin, carriage with the shed up, horseroad,bellybinders. A few from her every day conversation lol
As Pam says, the accents were meant to be Brummie but the words weren't. I didn't want to watch it because it set out to glorify outright scum, but I still ended up watching (and ranting at) the whole thing.
Quote: Voltman wrote in post #4 it set out to glorify outright scum,.
Volty The same might be said about all those western films (which similarly are only vaguely based on truth), or Robin Hood or the TV series "Flying Squad" ( the Flying Squad later being shown to be the most corrupt section of the MET). Much of drama is based on exaggerated or com pletely distorted versions of real life.
Quote: astwood wrote in post #14When do the new series start ?
Don't know when the new series starts on tell , I do know it's been filmed at the the moment. My wifes firm has opened up a load of boarded up houses in Liverpool which apparently are the best places for filming this programme.