‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 3 episode guide

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BBC Two’s multi-award-winning gangster epic Peaky Blinders returns for a third season.

The six new episodes see Tommy Shelby pulled into the glamorous and dangerous world of international intrigue in 1920s Britain, putting his entire organisation and family at risk, and forcing him to question everything about his own ambitions and desires.

> Buy the complete Season 1-2 box set on Amazon.


Episode 1

Thursday 5 May 2016, 9pm

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Thomas Shelby’s wedding day has arrived at last, but while his guests enjoy the celebrations he has important business to conduct, as a mysterious stranger makes their presence known.

For months Tommy has developed interests with a new business partner and, to his fury, today is the day they’ve decided to show their hand. They are backed by Winston Churchill himself, so Tommy has no choice but to play their illicit game.

More determined than ever to go legitimate and keep his family safe as he starts married life, Tommy finds himself pulled into a web of intrigue more lethal than anything he has yet encountered.


Episode 2

Thursday 12 May 2016, 9pm

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On the orders of the secretive Economic League, Tommy goes to London to meet the wildly eccentric and volatile Duke Leon. He soon discovers the extreme lengths his new paymasters are willing to go to in their quest for power.

In Birmingham, John’s temper gets the better of him, and a personal dispute with the Italians threatens to explode into a devastating war.

As Tommy struggles to regain control of the situation, he finds out how extensive his new enemy’s hold on the Peaky Blinders is.


Episode 3

Thursday 19 May 2016, 9pm

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Responding to the Italians’ actions, Tommy is set on a path of deadly vengeance that could take him to his darkest place yet, and threatens to splinter the family.

As Arthur struggles with his conscience, Linda implores him to stop his illicit work with the Peaky Blinders. Meanwhile, Polly realises the depths of her new friend’s intentions for her.

Tommy meets the true force behind his imminent mission: the fiercely uncompromising Grand Duchess Izabella. But he discovers there’s a traitor in his paymasters’ midst who could unravel the entire plan.


Episode 4

Thursday 26 May 2016, 9pm

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Tommy takes his brothers on a hunting expedition and shares some important family news. He also outlines his intentions for the most daring criminal act the Peaky Blinders have ever undertaken.

Meanwhile, Tommy and Tatiana play a personal and dangerous game to acquire information from one another, and Tommy finally comprehends the magnitude of her warped ideals.

Elsewhere, Polly fights with her conscience and makes a confession to an ill-chosen individual, with terrible consequences for Tommy.


Episode 5

Thursday 2 June 2016, 9pm

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As the Russians test the Peaky Blinders men in their own distinctive and debauched way, Tommy realises that he is being seriously outmanoeuvred. Desperate for help, he rekindles a business relationship with a dangerous former acquaintance.

Polly decides to take her new friendship to another level. Meanwhile, despite the efforts to keep him on the legitimate end of the business, Polly’s son Michael shows signs of embracing the Peaky Blinders’ darker side.

As the day for the Peaky Blinders’ criminal strike approaches, and Father Hughes makes his devilish intentions clear, Tommy assembles a band of trusted allies from the Great War.


Episode 6

Thursday 9 June 2016, 9pm

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As Tommy prepares to commit the most audacious crime of his career, an unexpected blow is struck, putting him under unbearable pressure.

As he faces his worst fears he needs help more than ever, but is increasingly uncertain about whom he can trust.

In a nerve-shredding race against time, Tommy is forced to confront hard truths about himself and his family that could change the Peaky Blinders forever.


> Buy the complete Season 1-2 box set on Amazon.

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