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halcyon days
11 Sep 13 14:09
Date Joined: 29 Jun 05
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Birmingham underworld and illegal betting between the wars...   hope you're watching Don.

For any one who's ever worked in the Industry a must !
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Report saddo September 11, 2013 2:13 PM BST
*Peaky. Excellent opening scene there, hal.
Report halcyon days September 11, 2013 2:14 PM BST
Any brummies' in the house ?...   Shocked     Grin
Report halcyon days September 11, 2013 2:15 PM BST
* Cut throat in the peak saddo... g a btw  !
Report saddo September 11, 2013 2:15 PM BST
What does it mean, hal?
Report saddo September 11, 2013 2:15 PM BST
Ah. ta.
Report halcyon days September 11, 2013 2:18 PM BST
Hollywood actors... no expense spared !   Grin
Report chavman September 11, 2013 2:19 PM BST
looks interesting hal.i thought you went cuban salsa dancing on thursday nights
Report halcyon days September 11, 2013 2:23 PM BST
I do mate, but this is part of our history...  six episodes....  Happy
Report TheAnorak September 11, 2013 2:51 PM BST
The name stems from the fact they had razor blades sewn into the front of the peak of their flat caps and would use them to cut open the forehead of a gang rival, so that they were blinded by their own blood.
Report stewarts rise September 11, 2013 3:11 PM BST
Didn't think you were a brummie Anorak! Don't think that even Wee eck will remember this hal!
Report saddo September 11, 2013 3:15 PM BST
Anorak, a less visceral explanation here.

West Midlands Police museum worker David Cross, 69, who works at the West Midlands Police Museum, explained the method behind the gangsters' signature weapon.
He said: 'It was quite a strange weapon they used to rob people, although makes sense when you think about it.
'When they would hit someone on the nose with their cap, it would bring tears to their victim's eyes and cause temporary blindness - that's when they'd thump you and rob you.
'It is a very quick manoeuvre - that is how they worked. They would target anybody who looked vulnerable, the gentleman on his way to work who didn't look strong or fit, ladies, teenage girls, anyone - they would take anything they could convert into money.'
Report halcyon days September 11, 2013 3:24 PM BST
Wee Eck was one o' them Stew !  Grin
Report stewarts rise September 11, 2013 3:35 PM BST
Looks interesting hal, do you know where it was filmed?
Report halcyon days September 11, 2013 8:02 PM BST
Scenes at Black Country Museum, Small Heath and derelict parts of Liverpool... which have been condemned !
Report barstool September 11, 2013 8:07 PM BST
A long time since I was blinded by a "pinky"Cry
Report halcyon days September 11, 2013 8:07 PM BST
^ usually pub furniture imo
Report halcyon days September 11, 2013 8:53 PM BST
Report halcyon days September 12, 2013 7:56 PM BST
First episode a bit slow, but keep the faith the next five are decent !
Report Thin and Crispy September 12, 2013 8:01 PM BST
Seem like the sort of Scum Bags who'd be dealing drugs today being given the Hollywood treatment.
Report mr crisp September 12, 2013 8:20 PM BST
A NORTH Yorkshire stately home is about to find a whole new audience – as a key location for an epic new TV drama series.

The makers of Peaky Blinders, which premieres on BBC2 tomorrow night, (September 12), turned to Newby Hall near Ripon to help recreate the Britain of 1919.

Most of the six-part gangster series is set in the lawless slum neighbourhoods of post-war Birmingham, much of which was recreated in Leeds.

But for some of the more up-market locations Tiger Aspect Productions travelled to Newby Hall along with stars Sam Neill, of Jurassic Park fame, and Cillian Murphy, whose credits include the Dark Knight trilogy of Batman movies.

Filming took place in the billiard room and one of the hall’s bedrooms was turned into that of Winston Churchill.

The tapestry room became an upmarket tea-room in Oxford while the statue gallery became Birmingham Art Gallery.

Even the cellars were pressed into use – being turned into the weighing room of Cheltenham race course.
Report s.kenbo September 12, 2013 8:48 PM BST
I've set it up to record. I hope it's as good as Boardwalk Empire.
Report halcyon days September 12, 2013 8:59 PM BST
Hope cubone (Don Butler) is watching.... he could of written the screen play !   

Enjoy !        Happy
Report onlooker September 12, 2013 9:08 PM BST
He IS ...

Peeky Blinders pure Fiction 9.0
September 12th, 2013

I invite any TV fans interested in gambling to watch the first of the Peeky Blinder drama tonight channel 2,

I will give my opinion on Friday. morning
Report saddo September 12, 2013 10:02 PM BST
A very good piece of work, beautifully filmed with a great soundtrack. Look forward to the rest of it.
Report halcyon days September 12, 2013 10:08 PM BST
G e saddo,

as I said slow start, will get better next five weeks !   Grin
Report barstool September 12, 2013 10:13 PM BST
Micky Hammond playing the lead role. He acts better than he trains.
Report halcyon days September 12, 2013 10:16 PM BST
He acted as a husband once..... how in the name of God could Alex go west !  ?
Report halcyon days September 12, 2013 10:17 PM BST
Moved on to a better kind of ''racing'' celebrity !  Grin
Report THE-GHOST-OF-DICKIE-BIRD September 12, 2013 10:38 PM BST
Nice one hal i enjoyed it.

Would not of watched it without your heads up.

Nice oneHappy
Report halcyon days September 12, 2013 10:40 PM BST
Thanks Grimmy, nice to do ma bit for the old town !
Report duffy September 13, 2013 12:21 AM BST
Reading Cubone's piece, he is not a fan, it seems he is saying that the PB's are being played up by the writers well above what they really were.
Report halcyon days September 19, 2013 4:32 PM BST
Indeed that is true. Hope the lead actor has more of a goooooooooooooo at brummeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee accent in tonights episode !   Grin
Report Ramruma September 19, 2013 4:53 PM BST
A major problem is it cannot decide when it is set. It is supposed to be post-WW1, not in the Victorian period. Winston Churchill would have used the telephone to speak to the copper, not wasted a day on a train. Iron works spewing sparks onto residential streets might have been part of the industrial revolution but would not have been tolerated in the 1920s.

And why is there a windmill in the middle of a towpath? Why do they think a towpath is called a towpath?

It is hard to escape the suspicion that the production company watched Ripper Street and cast around for a me-too idea. Then recruited a set designer from Disneyworld.

Also, FFS get on with it! I know they had to introduce the characters but the leisurely exposition made Inspector Morse look rushed.
Report halcyon days September 19, 2013 5:05 PM BST
Warms up tonight mate !

But agree, gone very Hollywood....  give me the ''KES'' model every day !
Report Ramruma September 20, 2013 9:11 PM BST
Pleased to see Mr Churchill took my advice about using the phone to call the Chief Inspector.
Report barstool September 20, 2013 10:55 PM BST
That Micky Hammond is a real bad un.
Report sparrow September 21, 2013 10:17 AM BST
Best thing on TV for ages.
Report Ramruma September 21, 2013 1:02 PM BST
Tbh I'm starting to find it hard work as they crash from one set piece to the next. The story does not flow.
Report TheBaron September 21, 2013 1:42 PM BST
Over stylised tripe.
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