The English, 1883: What TV shows and movies get right and wrong about the Wild West

Gunfights, murder and revenge: As the latest series about the Wild West hits our screens, KAYLA BRANTLEY investigates what TV shows like The English and 1883 get right – and wrong – about frontier life in 1800s America

Tales of the Wild West have been told on screen for decades and praised by critics and viewers alike.

While the lawlessness is thrilling to watch, not all of the depicted gun-toting cowboys and Native American chiefs are accurate portrayals of the American Frontier.

As The English and 1883 receive critical acclaim, examines new shows – and famed Western films of the past, including Tombstone, The Last of the Mohicans and Dances With Wolves – to separate fact from fiction.