I came across this video when I was in Gibraltar a few weeks ago. The day after I discovered the video one of the Chess commentators started talking about “Cockney rhyming slang” during the commentary. He tried to get his co-commentator to say a few words in Cockney, which would be very amusing as she just happens to be German, needless to say she was too shrewd to fall for it.
The video is below it gives a sense of the sinister side to boxing, plus it tells of “Billy the Blitz” and illustrates Cockney slang as well.
The actor who plays the role of “Terry Norton” appeared in a controversial British drama many years ago when he was a young man. The drama was intended to expose the corruption in the UK police, the UK legal system and the UK penal system. Here is a clip below.
What really seemed to annoy the UK establishment was the fact that the drama portrayed many police officers to be just as corrupt as the villans they were supposed to be catching. In some instances they were working hand in hand with the villans they were supposed to be catching!
The drama series was first shown in 1978, then it was never seen again for 31 years. It seems the BBC was pressured to make sure this image of UK life was never to be seen by other countries. GF Newman was the originator of the series and when you look back at it now, it seems his attempt to portray British society as it was in 1978 was very wide off the mark.
Subsequent events have now shown the UK was and is vastly more corrupt than GF Newman ever imagined, this is especially true of what is colloquially known as “The British Establishment.”