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...show centres around were, in fact, a real ... The REAL Peaky Blinders… Who were the brutal Birmingham ... ... ... The story continues after 1918 as some Peaky Blinders transformed into the infamous Birmingham Gang. Led by the real Billy Kimber, they fought a bloody war with the London gangsters Darby Sabini and Alfie Solomon over valuable protection rackets extorting money from bookmakers across the booming postwar racecourses of Britain. Part 2 of 'Peaky Blinders The True Story' reveals how the brutal Birmingham gang became a TV sensation. Find out how Steven Knight's parents rec ... The REAL Peaky Blinders… Who were the brutal Birmingham ... ... . Find out how Steven Knight's parents recollections of growing up in Small Heath in the 1920s inspired the gripping TV saga, and explore the backstreets, the alleys and the pubs that were the haunts of the real Peaky Blinders and became ... Peaky Blinders: Is Peaky Blinders based on a true story? PEAKY BLINDERS will return for season six with the show catapulted into the 1930s. But is the crime drama based on a true story? Peaky Blinders airs on BBC One and you can catch up with the series on BBC iPlayer. Obsessed With… Peaky Blinders - hosted by Digital Spy's Editor, Laurence Mozafari - is out now and ... Historians like Carl Chinn author of Peaky Blinders: The Real Story assert that "peaky" was a common descriptor for their cap with a peak at the time, and "blinder" was common Birmingham slang to describe someone who was dapper, "… striking enough to blind…". Is Peaky Blinders a true story? Real gang behind the TV show, and the real people appearing in season 5 How much of the gangster drama is true? By Alex Nelson. Sunday, 15th September 2019, 9:55 am. Drawing together a remarkably wide-range of original sources, including interviews with relatives of the 1920s gangsters, Peaky Blinders: The Real Story adds a new dimension to the true history of Birmingham's underworld and fact behind its fiction. The Peaky Blinders were a criminal gang in Birmingham, mostly active through the 19th and the early part of the 20th centuries. The gang name 'Peaky Blinders' is said to derive from the razorblades that would be stitched in to the peak of its members' flat caps, to be later used as weapons. The story of the real Peaky Blinders and how they became a TV sensation. Hear of the actual gangsters who became leading characters in the series and the real events behind many of the main story lines, learn the identity of the crime family that inspired the Shelbys, then take a tour of the film locations where the dark and violent world of the Peaky Blinders was recreated Drawing together a remarkably wide-range of original sources, including rarely seen images of real Peaky Blinders and interviews with relatives of the 1920s gangsters, Peaky Blinders: The Real Story adds a new dimension to the true history of Birmingham's underworld and fact behind its fiction. But is Peaky Blinders based on a true story? Warning: Spoilers for Peaky Blinders follow! "Peaky Blinders" was the nickname of a real gang that operated out of Birmingham's working neighborhoods ... Peaky Blinders is currently enjoying its fourth series on BBC Two. The show has been a hit ever since it debuted back in 2013. The Birmingham-based drama, set in Small Heath, has a mythical ... The show is set in the 1920s, which was towards the end of the real Peaky Blinders' heyday, but the BBC Two series has kept intact the super-jaunty style of silk scarves and bell-bottom trousers....