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Peaky Blinders

#1 by Voltman , Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:36 pm

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world war and fatuous because I came away none the wiser, with a feeling of having wasted some hours looking for true historical content.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


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RE: Peaky Blinders

#2 by Sheldonboy , Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:44 am

You wern't keen then Volty


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#3 by Pam Keeling , Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:53 am

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

 
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#4 by Voltman , Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:53 am

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.


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RE: Peaky Blinders

#5 by Sheldonboy , Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:17 pm

I watched peaky Blinders and enjoyed it, right from prog one it was obviously nt factual and accurate. Much like many other programmes it was Ficticious entertainment. Much like the news.


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RE: Peaky Blinders

#6 by mikejee , Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:05 pm

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.

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RE: Peaky Blinders

#7 by Voltman , Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:07 pm

Well I enjoyed it.

Here's something in the local rag about the Garrison. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on...ers-pub-6106297
It'a a right pokey little hole, nothing like the massive bar in Peaky Blinders.


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#8 by Voltman , Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:33 pm

And so did others, just wait until they get here and find out it is all fiction.
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#9 by Sheldonboy , Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:58 pm

Who cares if it is fiction. Just to see the name Birmingham on national television is a novelty.


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#10 by astwood , Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:14 pm

Looking forward to the next series it puts brum on the map

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RE: Peaky Blinders

#11 by Sheldonboy , Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:21 pm

I'm looking forward to the next series. why should the East End of London have all the best villains.


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RE: Peaky Blinders

#12 by Voltman , Wed May 14, 2014 8:05 am

Now you can own a part of the myth, buy the pub.

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RE: Peaky Blinders

#13 by mikejee , Wed May 14, 2014 10:41 am

Well I'm sure that is one pub that will survive. It is certainly not the first time it has been sold See below from Birmingham post 5.11.1863


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#14 by astwood , Wed May 14, 2014 8:07 pm

When do the new series start ?

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#15 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 14, 2014 8:17 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #14
When 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.


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