Peaky Blinders (2013– )
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Episode #2.6 

As Derby day arrives, Tommy is faced with impossible decisions as he prepares to strike back at his enemies and take the family business to the next level.


Colm McCarthy


Steven Knight (created by), Steven Knight

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cillian Murphy ... Thomas Shelby
Charlotte Riley ... May Carleton
Joe Cole ... John Shelby
Harry Kirton ... Finn Shelby
Paul Anderson ... Arthur Shelby
Helen McCrory ... Polly Gray
James Richard Marshall ... Field Marshal Russell
Sophie Rundle ... Ada Shelby
Sam Neill ... Major Chester Campbell
Josh O'Connor ... James
Paul McEwan ... Governor
Adam El Hagar ... Ollie
Tom Hardy ... Alfie Solomons
Packy Lee ... Johnny Dogs
Finn Cole ... Michael Gray


Thomas cons Solomons into giving a share of his export business as well as getting the murder charge against Arthur withdrawn, freeing his brother As Derby day arrives he writes a letter to be opened in the event of his death - stating that Campbell has forced him to kill Field Marshal Russell, so that the culprits appear to be the IRA, undermining Home Rule. With his gypsy allies he plans to take over Sabini's race track licences, explaining that he will be creating a diversion to distract the police. At Epsom he bids a cryptic goodbye to May though somewhat incongruously Grace arrives, pregnant by and claiming to love him. Helped by his secretary, ex-prostitute Lizzie, Thomas kills Russell whilst the Blinders destroy Sabini's gaming licences in the knowledge that, thanks to May, they will revert to Shelby. Polly gets her revenge on Campbell but Thomas is abducted by members of the Ulster Voluntary Force on Campbell's orders and taken away to be shot. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama


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6 November 2014 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


The 1922 Investec Derby, held at Epsom Downs Racecourse, took place on June 3rd. The race was won by James Buchanan, 1st Baron Woolavington's horse, Captain Cuttle, and jockey Steve Donoghue, with a time of 2:34.6 - which, at the time, was the third fastest win time since they had started recording that information in 1846. See more »


At the Derby the crowd sings the National Anthem, but the lyrics heard are "God Save the Queen". In 1922, George V was on the throne, so the crowd would have been singing "God Save the King". See more »


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18 August 2019 | by tabaresmdSee all my reviews

This episode had me gripped all the amazing emotional scenes with the story and actions

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