The Krays by Fred Dinenage
UK Premiere only on Crime & Investigation Network
(Sky channel 533 / Sky HD channel 555 / Virgin channel 237)
Premier: Monday 15th March at 9pm
What kind of men were Ronnie and Reggie?
Brutal murdering gangsters or charitable gentlemen who helped the needy?
Legendary TV presenter Fred Dinenage is the official biographer to the most renowned gangsters in British history – the Kray Twins. In this extraordinary documentary Fred, for the first time, reveals the truth about his time with the Twins and their famously brutal lives.
News anchorman, nice guy and TV presenter Fred Dinenage shares his experiences while writing about the infamous Kray Twins and he meets the people who helped, supported and feared them. He even meets the one person they feared more than anyone, ‘Mad’ Frankie Fraser.
Fred met with the Krays during their sentences in Parkhurst and Broadmoor. He agreed to write the autobiography as truthfully as he could. For someone who had never experienced London gangster life, this was difficult.
Fred wrote the book with a unique and un-paralleled perspective of the gruesome and fearless twins that covers their childhood, their heyday and their demise.
Throughout the documentary, Fred gives his personal account of the Twins and how they felt about each stage of their lives. His anecdotes of his time with Ronnie and Reggie in prison are as fascinating as they are chilling. Fred explores the paradox that is the Twins: the brutal, murdering gangsters who regularly gave to charity and helped the needy when they asked for it.
Fred reveals the process of the biography when the Twins spoke of their feelings, their ideals and sometimes their regrets. We hear Fred read passages from the book he wrote with the gangsters… their story… in their own words.
“They were the best years of our lives. They called them the swinging sixties. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones were rulers of pop music, Carnaby Street ruled the fashion world… and me and my brother ruled London. We were f**king untouchable.”
They Krays by Fred Dinenage premiers on 14th March exclusively on Crime & Investigation Network.