Discover the truth about the man behind the legend that is 'Mad' Frankie Fraser. Notorious for his involvement in Britain's gangland culture throughout the 20th century, he's the former criminal who's managed to outlast them all. Following the Frankie Fraser story is akin to re-tracing the history of gangland London. He's been part of the most famous criminal gangs of the past 100 years, while maintaining his South London roots and deep devotion to his family.
In this revealing documentary we forget the celebrity myth and find out who this man really is. We strip away the well-rehearsed storytelling patter and explore his life from his wayward childhood in the 1930s, through the 'smash and grab' war years, his time spent with the powerful Soho gangster Billy Hill, to his work with the Richardson Gang... and that's not to mention the Krays and the numerous prison riots over the years. How did he become such an icon of criminality?
Exclusive interviews with Frankie's associates and peers combine with period reconstruction and archive images, alongside fascinating insight from the man himself, to tell the story of one of the last old school gangsters.