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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

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 Thomas Shelby (19 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Arthur Shelby (19 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 John Shelby (19 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Aunt Polly / ... (19 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Ada Shelby (18 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Charlie Strong (17 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Curly (16 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Grace Burgess / ... (14 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sergeant Moss / ... (13 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Inspector Chester Campbell / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Esme Shelby / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2016)
Eric Campbell ...
 Policeman / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Michael Gray (11 episodes, 2014-2016)
Harry Kirton ...
 Finn Shelby (11 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Johnny Dogs (10 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Lizzie Stark / ... (9 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Henry (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Nipper (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Isiah / ... (8 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Alfie Solomons (8 episodes, 2014-2017)
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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

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Crime pays well. Business pays better. See more »

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Birmingemska banda  »

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Despite the shows claims, the Peaky Blinders were strongest in the 1890s. By the 1920s the predominant gang in Birmingham was 'The Birmingham Gang' which had its roots from the pre-war 'Brummagem Boys' gang. See more »

Goofs

In Episode #1.6, Polly told Ada that her daughter was 3 years old and her son was 5 when they were taken away, and in episode #2.1 she said her daughter was turning 18, but then in episode #2.3 her son Michael said he was only 17. See more »

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Grace Burgess: You think I am a whore?
Tommy Shelby: Everyone's a whore, Grace. We just sell different parts of ourselves.
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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Peaky Blinders S3 (2017) See more »

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Sopranos - 1919 Birmingham
4 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a big viewer of the fantastic US drama series that have been available for the past 8 to 10 years, I am surprised and impressed with this series. It is thoughtful, has enough twists to keep us slightly off balance and the lead character - Tommy Shelby - is mesmerising. It also feels very real, which one would expect of the BBC, and I find myself thinking about it long after I finish watching each episode, so I guess that makes me engaged. such a shame only 6 episodes though - that is where the American series really do generate cult followings. Hopefully, Series 2 is being greenlight as we speak. And thank you Red Bee for the sub titles!


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