November 1990, Reigate, Surrey and an armed London gang ambush a Securicor van carrying £750,000. But this time the police are one step ahead and are about to crack the biggest South London crime family since the Krays.
In the 1920s a very different gang from the capital was controlling the streets of South London. Their leader, or so-called Queen, was Alice Diamond. Her gang of forty female thieves was the biggest shoplifting network ever seen in Britain. Eventually Diamond would lose control and bring about her own downfall.
Gary and Martin Kemp investigate two very different gangs, from two very different eras in Britain’s capital city – each competing for the same South London turf – and how they both lost their patch.
Aired: 26 May 2013