Carl Chinn - The real 'Peaky Blinders'

BBC’s new and popular drama 'Peaky Blinders' paints a picture of the notorious gangs in Birmingham following World War I and paints a picture of the city’s depravation.

But who were the real Peaky Blinders?

Well known historian Professor Carl Chinn, Chair of Birmingham Community History at Birmingham University reveals the truth behind the drama.

In Peaky Blinders, Birmingham,

The Real Peaky Blinders

Stylish and dark, the BBC series the ‘Peaky Blinders’ is set in the backstreets of Birmingham after the First World War and tells of the rise to power of Thomas Shelby and his criminal gang. Yet the real stories behind these fictional characters are just as dramatic, bloody and compelling...



Professor Carl Chinn

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Caryn Mandabach Productions & Tiger Aspect Productions, West Midlands Police, Ray Wilkes