With Boardwalk Empire (or The Sopranos 2.0s as some of us have dubbed it) returning to Sky Atlantic for more gangster-fuelled drama, we're preparing ourselves for another bout of serious hat envy.
But as the various players from Atlantic City and Chicago take their positions for the coming turf war, we’ve been wondering how similar these alcohol-peddling characters are to the historical figures they depict. Just how lucky was Lucky Luciano? Did this 'Al Capone' bloke actually exist?
Fear not fellow viewers, because after selflessly re-watching the whole series, enthusiastically bothering the staff of his local library and scouring the internet like Agent Smith, we've separated the real-life Gs from the wannabes..