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Peaky Blinders - A world away from Downton!

Oisin

gone but not forgotten
Re: the peaky blinders

"...Peaky Blinders is a dazzling picture of England which blows away preconceptions even though the characters and events are taken directly from the pages of history. They now burst into life in a vibrant evocation of a hedonistic age, where the clothes are razor-sharp, the music fast and the dancing outrageous. The real Peaky Blinders were a scandal and this fiction will be the same. The Delaney's will be a family not to be taken lightly..." A few years ago I got the Peaky Blinders Folk Group to do a charity gig for me and they seemed like a nice bunch. The one even got his wife, a stilt walker, to come along and perform for nothing as well.
 

carolina

master brummie
Re: the peaky blinders

Katie it does look like the clothes are a bit glamourised though. Nothing like the clothes shown in the actual book.
 

jimbo

master brummie
Re: the peaky blinders

carolina, thanks for the info, looking forward to watching it, just hope t's not too "glamorized" for TV, let's have a true picture of what it was like back then.
jimbo
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Re: the peaky blinders

There is a write up today in one of the supplements of the Mail on Sunday giving Birmingham a good un' 'But its Birmingham thats the star of the show - people forget that it was a powerhouse, a world manufacturing city more important that Detroit or Chicago - We are putting our city back on the map.

STARTING BBC2 NEXT MONTH
thanks carolina really been looking forward to this one...

lyn
 

jimbo

master brummie
Re: the peaky blinders

On watching the clip it seems that like all other portrayals of the Birmingham accent, it is a little over the top. Never mind, it should still be worth watching, looking forward to it.
jimbo
 

carolina

master brummie
Re: the peaky blinders

There is another video today in the Daily Mail online. As Jimbo says the accent is a little over the top, plus the interior of the houses, but I am looking forward to it also.
 
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BernardR

Guest
It is any time soon Paul they are running the trailers now.

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Richie

Mr.Respectable
Will be interesting to hear on the BBC from viewers outside the Birmingham area how the series informed them of Birmingham and its heritage-that's if the programmes are anywhere accurate though.

Maybe we could set up a BHF history tours for willing voyeurs of crime in Brum of those years, and get some dosh in!

Richie.
 

Bishopsmate

master brummie
Thanks for the info
I look forward to seeing it ......... from the last link it sounds as if they actually have our accent correct!!!!
 

DavidGrain

master brummie
Re: the peaky blinders

I have read that they have tried to get 1920s Brummy accents. As we all speak differently now from how we spoke years ago, I don't know how they plan to achieve this. May be the accents aren't over the top. I have also read the the actor playing the Northern Irish policeman had to tone that accent down for the benefit of the American audience.
 
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