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Birmingham, 1919. Thomas Shelby controls the Peaky Blinders, one of the city's most feared criminal organisations, but his ambitions go beyond running the streets.

When a crate of guns goes missing, Thomas recognises an opportunity to move up in the world.

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  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

    Zanstra

  • Nick Cave

    Martha's Dream

  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

    Red Right Hand

  • The White Stripes

    I Think I Smell a Rat

  • The White Stripes

    St James Infirmary Blues

  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

    Queenie's Suite

  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

    Song for Jesse

  • 00:03

    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

    Martha's Dream

  • 00:05

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

    Red Right Hand

  • 00:05

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

    Red Right Hand

  • 00:12

    The White Stripes

    I Think I Smell a Rat

  • 00:58

    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

    Song for Jesse

Credits

Role Contributor
Thomas Shelby Cillian Murphy
Insp Chester Campbell Sam Neill
Aunt Polly Helen McCrory
Arthur Shelby Paul Anderson
Grace Burgess Annabelle Wallis
Freddie Thorne Iddo Goldberg
Ada Shelby Sophie Rundle
John Shelby Joe Cole
Charlie Strong Ned Dennehy
Jeremiah Jesus Benjamin Zephaniah
Mr Zhang Lobo Chan
Finn Shelby Alfie Evans-Meese
Harry Fenton Neil Bell
Danny Whizz-Bang Samuel Edward-Cook
Curly Ian Peck
Sergeant Moss Tony Pitts
Winston Churchill Andy Nyman
Writer Steven Knight
Producer Katie Swinden
Director Otto Bathurst

Broadcasts

  • Thu 12 Sep 2013 21:00
  • Mon 15 Sep 2014 23:25
  • Mon 15 Sep 2014 23:55
  • Tue 16 Sep 2014 00:25
  • Sun 10 Dec 2017 00:45
  • Fri 21 Jun 2019 01:05
  • Sun 21 Jul 2019 00:50
  • Tue 20 Aug 2019 22:00
  • Today 01:00

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