Peaky Blinders

First footage from Peaky Blinders series 5

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The BBC has shared the first footage from Peaky Blinders series 5, with new morsels of the Birmingham-set crime drama popping up in a Twitter video. You can watch it here…

Here’s the video, which features lots of old footage and a tiny amount of new stuff…

The new bit occurs at the end of the trailer, with Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby – now an MP – standing up in parliament and vowing to do some good by changing the world.

And if you’re looking for some more info, here’s a big synopsis for Peaky Blinders series 5:

“Series five of Steven Knight’s crime family saga finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP (Cillian Murphy) is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.

“Helen McCrory (Skyfall) will once again share the screen with Murphy, Paul Anderson (The Revenant), Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard), Finn Cole (Animal Kingdom), Kate Phillips (The Crown) and Natasha O’Keefe (Sherlock Holmes: The Abominable Bride). Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones) and Jack Rowan (Born To Kill) will allso be back as Aberama and Bonnie Gold, along with Charlie Murphy (Happy Valley) and Kingsley Ben-Adir (Deep State). Harry Kirton (We Can Be Heroes), Packy Lee (The Frankenstein Chronicles), Ned Dennehy (Good Omens), Ian Peck (Endeavour) and Benjamin Zephaniah will be returning, too.

“The story of the Peaky Blinders and of the Shelby family gets woven into the political fabric of Britain and Europe as the 1920’s end and the thirties begin,” teases creator Steven Knight. “Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then.”
Peaky Blinders will return later this year, and we’ll let you know the exact date as soon as we can…