‘Not to be admired’ Peaky Blinders historian slams BBC drama over inaccuracies

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    “And there were lots of different gangs, they were backstreet thugs that baited the police, they bullied the normal decent working-class amongst whom they lived and battled each other.

    “One of the [Peaky Blinder’s members] was my great grandfather Edward Derrick, a horrible nasty man. 

    The 41-year-old newsreader gasped: “Was he?”

    “Who was arrested for many violent acts including attacking the police and innocent people,” the historian responded. 

    Published at Sun, 03 Apr 2022 11:46:00 +0000

    ‘Not to be admired’ Peaky Blinders historian slams BBC drama over inaccuracies