The Gangster and the Pervert Peer

Monday 16 February 9:00pm on C4

The second documentary in the Toffs and Crims series, which explores the affinity between the upper echelons of society and the criminal underclass, looks at how political influence was at the heart of the notorious Kray twins’ success. They rose from small-time racketeers to become the most powerful criminal organisation that London had ever seen, and The Gangster and the Pervert Peer unpicks how they built their empire. For a while fear, violence and extortion played a major part; another secret to their success was a relationship with a prominent Tory peer.

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