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    Peaky Blinders
    on: Jul 06, 2017, 05.50 pm
    Jul 06, 2017, 05.50 pm
    I just got hooked into this series on Netflix.  Excellent job by NF, but how accurate is the story?  Any of you chaps across the pond have any "local" information on those guys?  I know films romanticize the gangster lifestyle, but it seems the leader was trying to go legit, so I was wondering if there is any truth to it?

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    Re: Peaky Blinders
    Reply #1 on: Jul 06, 2017, 06.28 pm
    Jul 06, 2017, 06.28 pm
    The settting for this Drama is not too far from me,
    and I have seen a few of the Episodes.

    Some of the accents are a half reasonable interpretation of what I would call a "Black Country" accent,
    which is an area outside of Birmingham itself, that often gets called a "Brummie" ( Birmingham ) accent,
    but I don't know whether, historically, it would have been accurate back then in the 1920's
    when the Series was set ( just after WW1 ).

    There is a "Black Country Living Museum" where I understand some of the filming was done.

    Anyone with actual memories of those days would be in their 80's or 90's by now !

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    Re: Peaky Blinders
    Reply #2 on: Jul 07, 2017, 11.02 am
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    Peaky Blinders first series was loosely based upon fact. Off course betting was illegal till 1960 something so all betting till then was "underground". My Dad (he would have been 94 now) lived / existed in the area of Small Heath / Bordesley  where the first series was set. He told me when I was a lad that he was a runner as a kid for the betting gangs in the area... it was a rough area even then.... back to back houses and poverty stricken.
    As Alan said the accents are a little off the mark and more black country than Brummie. Brum has many dialects, North South East West are all very different but most of us still sound a bit "thick"  :008:
    See attached picture, it's the back of a book called "The Real Peaky Blinders". 
    Looking forward to the next series even if it is fiction now  :002:

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    Re: Peaky Blinders
    Reply #3 on: Jul 07, 2017, 02.40 pm
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    SOUNDING THICK?

    We take the biscuit down here... Damn Poldark!

    Adult language warning.



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    Re: Peaky Blinders
    Reply #4 on: Jul 07, 2017, 04.18 pm
    Jul 07, 2017, 04.18 pm
    I hope I can make it back over there one of these days!  I'll definitely check out the BCLM.
    That book looks very interesting, I can probably get it through Amazon. 
    HaHaHa Steve that was hilarious!  But those accents weren't very thick, but the subject is!  :007:  Nice to see Aidan Turner again.  He was brilliant in Being Human, and pretty good in the Hobbit as well...


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    Re: Peaky Blinders
    Reply #5 on: Jul 07, 2017, 05.13 pm
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     :745: RocketSteve....very funny. Thanks for the Friday morning laugh.
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    Re: Peaky Blinders
    Reply #6 on: Jul 08, 2017, 09.33 am
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    Thread has risk of going   :455:

    Please stick to original subject and question posted by OP  :028:

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    Re: Peaky Blinders
    Reply #7 on: Jul 08, 2017, 09.49 am
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    Mod... did you delete my last post?
    Whilst "Doreen from Tipton" is humour it was linked to show the different dialects between "Brummie" & "Yam Yam", it's pretty much a different language.
    Given we were talking about PB and accents I thought it a fair link?


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