Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld
A half-century of British headlines come to life as a true crime writer visits some of the most notorious villains and gangsters in UK history.
Directed byBruce Burgess
S01:E01 - Glasgow
Bernard O’Mahoney begins his journey in Glasgow, an epicentre for criminal activity over the past 50 years. Bernie meets the city's first Godfather of crime, Walter Norval, former leader of the XYY gang.
S01:E02 - Manchester
One of Manchester's most infamous gangs, formed in the 60s, was the Quality Street Gang. Bernie chats to three of the members.
S01:E03 - London
With a history rich in crime activity, England's capital gives Bernie the chance to meet numerous 'faces' that have shaped London's colourful past, as well as present day names.
S01:E04 - Newcastle
Panda Anderson will tell the story of the Krays visit to Newcastle. (To purchase gaming machines from a man named Vince Landa). We meet Billy Robinson, a man who recruited every top villain and fighter in Newcastle to work as doormen.
S01:E05 - Your Money or Your Life?
The 70s and 80s saw a change in activity for criminal fraternities. Following the 'harsh' sentencing of the Krays, many turned to armed robbery to earn a living.
S01:E06 - Goodfellas?
In the final episode of the series, Bernie attempts to answer the age old question "Does crime pay?"
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