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New Kray Twins Documentary, Secrets Of The Krays, Coming To Britbox

New Kray Twins Documentary, Secrets Of The Krays, Coming To Britbox

Secrets of the Krays will be Britbox’s first original factual commission.

Kimberley Bond

Kimberley Bond

True crime fans, listen up: there's another must-see TV show on the horizon.

British streaming service Britbox has announced they're releasing an in-depth look at the most infamous gangsters in British history: the Kray twins.

The Kray twins were prominent figures in 1950s and 60s (

The explosive Secrets of the Krays will feature interviews with those who knew the Krays best, including former gang members, relatives and family friends, as well as celebrity photographer and friend David Bailey, the Krays' lawyers, and police officers involved in bringing them to justice.

It's set to be a fascinating watch, with some of the people being interviewed for the three-part series set to speak publicly for the first time. Micky Fawcett, who was a key member of 'The Firm' the Kray twins were so famous for, is just one of the group speaking out.

The Krays were notorious gangsters (
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As well as these exclusive interviews, Secrets of the Krays will also unveil never-before-seen artefacts, including Reggie's personal scrapbook documenting the brothers' crimes, Reggie's personal photographs, audio recordings from prison, a poem from Ronnie to Reggie, and two unpublished manuscripts from former gang members - as well MI5 files on the Krays.

For those less familiar with the infamous brothers, Ronnie and Reggie Kray were at the forefront of organised crime in East London during the 50s and 60s. Despite their gang 'The Firm' seeing the Krays involved in murder, armed robbery and arson, not to mention a catalogue of other crimes, The Krays became pseudo-celebrities themselves as they ran popular West End nightclubs - and were even interviewed on TV.

They mingled both with prominent politicians and well-established entertainers, and could even consider Frank Sinatra as a friend.

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However, their crime sprees came to a juddering halt in 1969 after they were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment following ongoing efforts to catch the twins. Ronnie was committed to Broadmoor Hospital in 1979 and remained there until his death on 17 March 1995, while Reggie died in 2000 from bowel cancer.

The three-part documentary Secrets of the Krays will be available to stream on Britbox from 13th May.

In other TV news, Line of Duty returned to screens, with fans eagerly tuning in the first episode in the long-anticipated sixth season.

The opening episode revealed a lot had changed in the last year: Steve Arnott is bored of working in anti-corruption, while Kate Fleming had left altogether to join a new division.

However, it's going to be a tough series for AC-12 as they are tasked to investigate the unsolved murder of Gail Vella.

The team soon find themselves investigating DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald) over what they believe to be unconventional conduct into the murder investigation.

You can catch up now on BBC iPlayer.

Featured Image Credit: Britbox

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