The Krays: The Final Word

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A controversial yet fascinating deathbed interview with Reggie Kray conducted during his final days on earth as he lay in a bed at Norwich and Norfolk hospital in September 2000. In this interview, for the first and last time, we get a first hand account of some of the crimes committed by The Kray gang including an astonishing deathbed murder confession. It was aired by BBC in the following year, 2001.

This documentary was particularly controversial because the state funded BBC paid £280,000 for its production, almost three times the usual rate for a third party production, the producer and beneficiary of some of the money – Bill Curbishley – had underworld connections himself and an armed robbery conviction. Some viewers complained that license fee payers shouldn’t be paying to help glamourise criminals. See more documentaries about The Krays.

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