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Peaky Blinders - Terry - 13-09-2013

It's not often that Birmingham is the setting for a major drama series (no, I don't include Crossroads!), so I just wondered if anyone saw episode 1 of Peaky Blinders last night.
Contrary to popular opinion, I wasn't around in Brum in 1919 but I still enjoyed it:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/12/peaky-blinders-review-cillian-murphy_n_3916349.html



RE: Peaky Blinders - Paul - 13-09-2013

What channel was it on Terry as I missed it? Sounds good! Cillian Murphy is probably my favourite Irish Actor as well from the Danny Boyle 28 days later and also an indi Irish film intermission.

**its ok Terry I just checked, I'll catch it on iplayer later **


RE: Peaky Blinders - Terry - 13-09-2013

BBC2 - episode 1 was 9.00 last night.


RE: Peaky Blinders - Paul - 13-09-2013

Thanks


RE: Peaky Blinders - parkfield bear - 13-09-2013

(13-09-2013, 07:27 PM)Paul Wrote: Thanks

I saw the first episode i really enjoyed it. Good production values, fine acting and a good script with lots of references to places i know well from my time watching Blues.


RE: Peaky Blinders - Paul - 13-09-2013

Oh the days of your youth Ken :thumbup:


RE: Peaky Blinders - Terry - 13-09-2013

Not a bad week for original British historical drama, with Ian Hislop's Wipers Times also airing on BBC2:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01d0zrj



RE: Peaky Blinders - Paul - 13-09-2013

Just watched Peaky Blinders first episode. The BBC have really produced a high quality period drama here. Some great actors as well including Cillian. Very violent but guess that depicts the times and the storyline.


RE: Peaky Blinders - Redditchbear - 13-09-2013

I watched it and after ten minutes I was ready to give up.I stayed with it however and I'm pleased that I did.It grew on me and I'm looking forward to next week's episode.
The big question for us Brummies was all about the accent.Every programme about Birmingham gives us a comedy style Black Country accent.The previews of the programme said that that the actors themselves thought that they had got it right.I'm not sure myself.They seemed to be all over the place.
The best I thought was the chap who played the Northern Irish copper.Sam Neill I think ( I don't do celebrities.)
I shall watch next week for sure.




RE: Peaky Blinders - Paul - 13-09-2013

The accents are apparently a genuine representation of 1919 Birmingham accents they've had historians on set from what I've read


RE: Peaky Blinders - Paul - 13-09-2013

The accents are apparently a genuine representation of 1919 Birmingham accents they've had historians on set from what I've read


RE: Peaky Blinders - Warleybear - 13-09-2013

I'll stick with it. Some good actors.

Why was it stuck away on BBC 2?


RE: Peaky Blinders - Redditchbear - 13-09-2013

Good question Warley.If I was to say "because it's Brum" would I be accused of having a persecution complex? :001_smile:




RE: Peaky Blinders - Paul - 13-09-2013

Yes should be BBC1


RE: Peaky Blinders - Terry - 19-09-2013

Episode Two tonight at 9.00.


RE: Peaky Blinders - Kev - 19-09-2013

My grandparents (paternal and maternal) lived in the area where Peaky Blinders is set. I remember that many years ago my grandfather told me how rough it was around there in the 1920's, and how the local authority brought in an Irish police inspector together with some large policemen, and that the inspector vowed to make the streets safe to walk around.

Interesting for me to see that story being acted out on screen.


RE: Peaky Blinders - stingray - 19-09-2013

There is a book about Birmingham Gangs & the Peaky Blinders are featured in it. I went to see the author (whose name escapes me) & it was very interesting. They were utterly ruthless apparently.


RE: Peaky Blinders - Terry - 19-09-2013

(19-09-2013, 07:04 PM)stingray Wrote: There is a book about Birmingham Gangs & the Peaky Blinders are featured in it. I went to see the author (whose name escapes me) & it was very interesting. They were utterly ruthless apparently.

Yes, the razors in the cap peaks were a good clue. I'm sure it's just a rumour that Dermot Reeve's team of the 1990s did the same.


RE: Peaky Blinders - Paul - 19-09-2013

Its not "The Gangs of Birmingham" by Phillip Gooderson is it Marina?


RE: Peaky Blinders - stingray - 19-09-2013

(19-09-2013, 07:44 PM)Paul Wrote: Its not "The Gangs of Birmingham" by Phillip Gooderson is it Marina?

Yes, that's it!