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Peaky Blinders 

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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cillian Murphy ...  Thomas Shelby 30 episodes, 2013-2019
Paul Anderson ...  Arthur Shelby 30 episodes, 2013-2019
Helen McCrory ...  Aunt Polly / ... 30 episodes, 2013-2019
Sophie Rundle ...  Ada Shelby 30 episodes, 2013-2019
Ned Dennehy ...  Charlie Strong 24 episodes, 2013-2019
Finn Cole ...  Michael Gray 23 episodes, 2014-2019
Ian Peck ...  Curly 22 episodes, 2013-2019
Joe Cole ...  John Shelby 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Harry Kirton ...  Finn Shelby 20 episodes, 2014-2019
Natasha O'Keeffe ...  Lizzie Stark / ... 20 episodes, 2013-2019
Packy Lee ...  Johnny Dogs 18 episodes, 2013-2019
Annabelle Wallis ...  Grace Burgess / ... 18 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
Jordan Bolger ...  Isiah / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2017
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Storyline

Peaky Blinders is an English television crime drama set in 1920s Birmingham, England in the aftermath of World War I. The series, which was created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, Screen Yorkshire and Tiger Aspect Productions, follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family. Screen Yorkshire provided funding for the production through the Yorkshire Content Fund. It was the first production to receive funding from the Yorkshire Content Fund, which in turn made certain the majority of the show was filmed in Yorkshire as part of the deal. Written by ahmetkozan

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The streets are theirs. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

Italian | Yiddish | English | Romanian | Irish

Release Date:

30 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Although set in 1920s Birmingham, the show is mostly filmed around Liverpool and Merseyside and in London. Wherever possible and appropriate, scenes are shot in Birmingham and the West Midlands (such as The Black Country Museum in Dudley) however there are very few areas of Birmingham left that still resemble the period environment required. See more »

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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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Red Right Hand
Written by Nick Cave (uncredited), Mick Harvey (uncredited), and Thomas Wydler
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[Opening Title Theme]
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It is good.
18 September 2013 | by demetgn-1See all my reviews

I was not expecting it to be this good,I really enjoyed all 4 episodes. The story is interesting,the acting is brilliant and the cinematography is just beautiful!I am eagerly waiting for the next episodes.When I compare Peaky Blinders to other popular TV shows that use sex,brutality and violence to shock the audiences and get high ratings(which they actually do)this sincere work is like needlework;fine,classy and detailed.The makers of this drama have not chosen the easy way,they have set off to make a first class period drama,that dares to be different.Cillian Murphy is at his best,I will even go as far as to say that this is one of the best performances I have seen of him.Sam Neil and Helen McCrory must be praised,all casting is perfect.Peaky Blinders sets high standards for other television dramas to follow.


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