A gangster family epic set in 1900s England, centering on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

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Steven Knight
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Series cast summary:
Cillian Murphy ...  Thomas Shelby 31 episodes, 2013-2019
Paul Anderson ...  Arthur Shelby 31 episodes, 2013-2019
Helen McCrory ...  Aunt Polly / ... 31 episodes, 2013-2019
Sophie Rundle ...  Ada Shelby 31 episodes, 2013-2019
Ned Dennehy ...  Charlie Strong 23 episodes, 2013-2019
Finn Cole ...  Michael Gray 24 episodes, 2014-2019
Ian Peck ...  Curly 23 episodes, 2013-2019
Harry Kirton ...  Finn Shelby 21 episodes, 2014-2019
Joe Cole ...  John Shelby 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Natasha O'Keeffe ...  Lizzie Stark 20 episodes, 2013-2019
Packy Lee ...  Johnny Dogs 20 episodes, 2013-2019
Annabelle Wallis ...  Grace Burgess / ... 19 episodes, 2013-2019
Kate Phillips ...  Linda Shelby 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Tony Pitts ...  Sergeant Moss / ... 15 episodes, 2013-2017
Aimee-Ffion Edwards ...  Esme Shelby 14 episodes, 2013-2017
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Storyline

Thomas Shelby and his brothers return to Birmingham after serving in the British Army during WWI. Shelby and the Peaky Blinders, the gang he is leader of, control the city of Birmingham But as Shelby's ambitions extend beyond Birmingham, he plans to build on the business empire he's created, and stop anyone who gets in his way.

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Time to make some real money. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy both played Batman villains. Murphy played the Scarecrow and Hardy played Bane, both in The Dark Knight Trilogy. See more »

Goofs

Winston Churchill was Home Secretary 1910-1911, not after World War I when the series is set. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
various characters: By order of the Peaky Blinders
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Connections

Referenced in Thatcher Joe: On the Spot Impressions 3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Right Hand
Written by Nick Cave (uncredited), Mick Harvey (uncredited), and Thomas Wydler
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
[Opening Title Theme]
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HBO production quality levels
11 October 2013 | by JohnplumptonSee all my reviews

I for one am a huge fan of this compelling series. A wonderful dark industrial landscape, great soundtrack, rich characters that have real depth played by quality actors, all to the tune of a great script and an interesting time line. You an clearly see the similarities with the high quality US series and they have gone for this market and there is clearly lots here that could make it a fantastic long running series.

Sadly, I am concerned that the BBC won't be able to retain the quality levels and we won't see it evolve in the way that the sopranos (yes I compare this show to the sopranos and boardwalk empire) evolved. Please push this internationally, let's keep it on our screens and see it develop. This period in UK history is rich with trauma, upheaval and change, the backdrop of industrial Birmingham is new and trumps the well trodden New York, Chicago, and London gangster scenes. For writers and producers this represents very fertile ground and allows innovative story lines to emerge.

Keep peaky blinders on our screens..... The campaign starts here!


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30 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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