Peaky Blinders series 5: Taylor-Joy, Claflin and more join cast

As filming continues on Peaky Blinders‘ fifth outing a handful of famous names have been added to the already star-studded cast… Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, Thoroughbreds, The Miniaturist) was previously announced as boarding the cast but joining her will be Sam Claflin (Adrift, Me Before You), Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread). Also cast in series 5 are – deep breath – Neil … >

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Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 5 Review (spoilers)

In his (thoroughly excellent) book about the making of Doctor Who, ‘The Writer’s Tale’, Russell T Davies describes dialogue as ‘two monologues clashing’. ‘Everyone,’ he says, ‘is always, always thinking about themselves.’ And though that applies to every drama, it feels especially appropriate to Peaky Blinders, and especially this week. Everyone’s got an agenda, and … >

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Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 3 review (spoilers)

It tends to be the way that episodes of Peaky Blinders that pay slightly more attention to Arthur are the ones that manage to hold your faces closer to the screen just that little bit longer. That’s partly because Arthur has always been more interesting than his brother – more unstable, more emotional, and just … >

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Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 2 review

One of Peaky Blinders‘ chief appeals (y’know, beyond the excellent cast, Stephen Knight’s compelling writing, and David Caffrey’s razor-in-your-cap sharp direction), is that it manages to engender the feeling of instability in the viewer. Across each series, each episode, there’s an unpredictable web of tension, and a sensation that at any moment anyone could die, … >

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Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 1 review

Christmas! Comes earlier every year, dunnit? Why it’s only mid-November and already we’re deluged with selection boxes, snowmen, and the crinkly sound of Noddy Holder slowly defrosting from his cryonic slumber at North Pole HQ. Thank goodness then that we can take refuge from it all in a new series of Peaky Blinders, where it’s … >

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Peaky Blinders series 4: Cillian Murphy reckons “it’s the best one yet”

Series four of Peaky Blinders has now finished filming, and it’s being edited together ahead of its expected premiere in early 2018. Murphy is currently appearing in Christopher Nolan’s new film, Dunkirk, and whilst doing publicity for that, has inevitably faced some Peaky Blinders questions. He’s playing things close to his chest of course. That … >

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‘Peaky Blinders’ creator says fifth season ‘may be the last’

The creator of Peaky Blinders has revealed that there may only be another two seasons of the BBC Two drama. Starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Sam Neill, the epic 1920s Birmingham-based gangster show launched on BBC Two in September 2013 and the third season concluded on BBC Two in June 2016. The commission of Season 4 and Season 5 was announced … >

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‘Peaky Blinders’ review: Season 3 concludes with a strong finale

Finale time. But not the final time we’ll see the members of Shelby Company Ltd. With two more seasons commissioned, we’re basically hanging up our flat caps for a bit and pressing the snooze button. Not that there’s anything soporific about Season 3’s finale; a punchy hour which both proves that the show’s got more … >

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