History West Midlands have made a film about the real Peaky Blinders, with local historian Carl Chinn, Chair of Birmingham Community History at Birmingham University. In the video he reveals the truth behind the story in the TV series. Tiger Aspect (the maker of the BBC TV series) and West Midlands Police supported History West Midlands by providing stills/photographs.

If you’re not familiar with History West Midlands: it is an independent website providing free access to a variety of programmes and different media focusing on the history of the people of the West Midlands, their ideas, innovation and industry. The site is designed for anyone who wants to know more about the region, and provides resources for students, learners and educators.


As Digbeth Is Good posted: Digbeth Residents Association are screening the finale of the TV series in The Spotted Dog on the 17th – where they are putting on a selection of Edible Eastside’s Digbeth Pies. It’s a free event but you need to register for catering purposes. Priority will be given to Digbeth residents if it’s oversubscribed.

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