Title Inside the blood-drenched world of the REAL Peaky Blinders – the violent villains whose antics make BBC show look tame Media name/outlet The Sun Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 15/02/22 Description Dr Eloise Moss, of Manchester University, explains in the documentary: “It becomes way more accessible to a lot more people, including the working classes. The Birmingham provincial press is telling us many more stories locally than ever before.
“Think about how popular reality TV is today. It was a kind of the Victorian version of that — the bad guys, the scandal and it becomes so much more exciting.
“Crime is the most commercial form of entertainment news in Victorian Britain because they’re doing something people can only aspire to — they’re breaking all the rules. It’s a form of social mobility.”
It was not just bad guys, either. The wives and girlfriends of the mobsters got in on the act too.
URL https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/tv/4695618/real-life-peaky-blinders/ Persons Eloise Moss
- Peaky Blinders
- British history
- organised crime