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High Voltage Drama. Play for Today: Gangsters, writer Philip Martin, starring Maurice Colbourne & Ahmed Khalil & Elizabeth Cassidy & Saeed Jaffrey & Alibe Parsons & Paul Barber & Robert Lee et al, opening caption, BBC 1975
Revenge: Blood on blood? Death on death? On and on? No. ibid. Maurice
The so-called Asian Mafia. ibid. news reporter
I know everything in this city, me. Everything in Brum that moves, breathes or speaks I know about it, and how to profit from it. ibid. Rawlinson
Why should we jeopardise all this for the sake of killing this one Kline fellow? ibid. Aslam to Rawlinson
Incident One ... Judge Brian Bush said not long ago that Birmingham is in danger of becoming synonymous with corruption. Gangsters s1e1 starring Maurice Colbourne & Adhmed Khalil & Elizabeth Cassidy & Saeed Jaffrey & Alibe Parsons & Paul Barber & Robert Lee et al, writer Philip Martin, directors Alastair Reid & Roger Tucker & Kenneth Ives, adapted from Play For Today, BBC 1975-1978
Your friend Rawlinson – I came to the conclusion after much patient observation that he was a front man for a consortium of investors who had put the money gained from corruption to work in the underworld of Midlands crime. But I’ve convinced they exist and hold positions of power. ibid. Khan
Show them the fur and hear them purr. ibid. Dermot, strip-joint owner
The man wants two things – my money and your life. ibid. Dermot to Malleson
Ever since I came out of the nick I’ve been running. Gangsters 1e2, Kline to Dermot, with Khan
Every sonofabitch had better learn to take the word – from me! ibid.
I’d sooner trust my balls to a barracuda. ibid.
This multiracial conglomerate. ibid. Aslam
Those nig-nogs and stupid paddies! Gangsters s1e3, Kuldip in car
Crime is no longer a matter of busting heads and blowing up banks; crime now is too subtle, too complex, too creative an activity to be left in the bungling hands of the common criminal. ibid. Rafiq to Kuldip
Take one orgasm – one – and multiply it a thousand times and that’s what H does for me. ibid. Anne to Kline
It’s gotta stop. And I’m gonna do it how? Heroin OD, right? You fill the hype, then you find the vein, then you insert the needle into the thin brown arm. Gangsters s1e4
I need something to justify your remaining at liberty. ibid. Khan to Kline
Leave Malleson to me. Gangsters s1e5, Kline to Sarah
You don’t realise what we’re into: people double-cross, lie, cheat, steal, kill for just a speck of the stash we’re carrying. ibid. Sarah to Kline
When do we rip off Malleson? Gangsters s1e6, CIA woman to Kline
I’m not going back inside. ibid. Malleson
Sir George? Might I interrupt your proceedings. ibid. Khan with rozzers
Now you will call yourself initiate. Gangsters s2e1, Triad ceremony
Triad gangsters – bring them to book. ibid. Khan’s father to Khan on visit to Pakistan
Protection, terror and a drug called heroin. ibid. Khan to triad boss
Soon it’ll be raining heroin all over Britain! ibid. Triad boss
We are conducting a war against the Triads, Mr Kline. Gangsters s2e2: The Red Executioner, Khan
Everybody seems to think I need protection. ibid. Kline
The man upstairs is known as Red Stick. Gangsters 2e3, Lily
Without it I am a dead man. ibid. Chinese bloke
So dark in the wood. ibid. Anne recovers
We’re obligated. Gangsters s2e4: Double Peril, John to Anne
I’m not a bloody oracle. ibid. Kuldip to Khan
To us he is known as the White Devil. Gangsters s2e5: The White Devil, Lily to Kline
On the trail of the white elephant, one might say. ibid. Rafiq
Birmingham is the place for dark satanic mills. ibid. Khan’s father to Khan
Give the delayed touch of death to one John Kline. Gangsters s2e6: East of the Equator, W C Fields guy
You show more bloody affection to Kuldrip than you do me. ibid. Rafiq to Lily
We are the gangstas! ibid. football crowd chant
How was England? Wonderful. ibid. Khan senior
B21 Burgers [Handsworth Park] v B6 Johnsons [Aston Park] divided by Birchfield Road. Penny Woolcock, One Mile Away, Channel 4 2013
This cannot be living ... there’s more to it than this. ibid. geezer
This is a war over nothing. ibid.
The government’s having a party – and they’re calling it Illuminati. ibid. rap lyric
This is a black holocaust. ibid.
Handsworth Riots 1985: v Police & National Front. ibid. caption
We’re arguing over postcodes that don’t belong to us. ibid. geezer
The tragic killing of Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis on New Year's Day 2003. ibid. news
4 days of violence ... shooting and a 2-year-old child was trampled on. ibid.
Handsworth Riots 2011. ibid.
A generation of youth that is lost. ibid.
A Birmingham gang called The Brummagems were the top dogs and built up a criminal network reaching far beyond their city. The Brummagems made fortunes from race-track extortion. Gangs of Britain with Gary and Martin Kemp: Birmingham, CI 2013
Over 80 years later in 2003 another Birmingham gang kills innocent bystanders and shocks the nation. ibid.
One of the oldest and bloodiest feuds in recent years has been between two black gangs: the Johnson Crew named after a café in Johnson Street and the Burger Bar Boys. ibid.
In the south the Brummagems faced tough competition from a major Italian crime family called the Sabinis. ibid.
The murder of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare was so shocking it created a stand-off between the city's gangs. ibid.
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They’re doing a magic spell. To make her win a race. Peaky Blinders s1e1: The Noose, kid opening scene, BBC 2013
You think we can take on the Chinese and Billy Kimber? ibid. Arthur
Now the papers are talking about sedition and revolution. ibid. Tommy
You’re going to bring only hell down on your heads. ibid. geezer