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Peaky Blinders: What the Must Watch reviewers think

Must Watch reviewers Scott Bryan and Hayley Campbell share their thoughts on the latest series of the BBC drama Peaky Blinders.

It's on BBC One on Sunday 25 August at 21:00 and then available on BBC iPlayer.

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Scott says: "I spent the first 20 minutes going 'who’s he, why they there, what’s going on?'"

"I thought that they would do a little bit of a re-introduction as the show has flipped channels. I’ve seen every series, every episode and it’s one of those shows, I don’t think this is a criticism, but I’ve kind of forgotten 80% of what happens and then going into this new series I was spending the first 20 minutes or so going 'who’s he, why they there, what’s going on?'

"It has a great soundtrack. With a lot of historical dramas we always have a rant about feeling that it’s cut off from today’s world, but that’s what’s so good about this - it immediately cracks on with Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, it makes it feel so relevant, it feels like it was set last week.

"My only reservation is that it’s moved channels so it’s going to have a lot more viewers and with a lot of those viewers, they might be tempted to re-watch and binge the whole thing. I’ve watched every episode and felt confused, more than I thought I would be.

"If you like Peaky Blinders already then yes, it’s a Must Watch. If not give it a go, but don’t start with this episode."

(Photo: BBC/Caryn Mandabach)

Hayley says: "No idea what’s happening, but it looks nice and sounds nice"

"I have never watched Peaky Blinders before, but I’m going to go back and watch them all now, because I like the look of this one. It feels current.

"But the thing I’m most excited about is that Anna Calvi did the soundtrack for it and it’s really brutal and atmospheric. It’s the kind of soundtrack you hear and go 'what is that'?

"The shots are so beautifully set up and it looks so well designed, that it kind of moves like a music video in parts. No idea what’s happening, but it looks nice and sounds nice.

"I suspect it might be a Must Watch."

(Photo: BBC/Caryn Mandabach)

Scott also gave us his rundown of the most bizarre killings on Midsomer Murders, including the time Martine McCutcheon's character was attacked with a wheel of Edam cheese(!)

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