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Thomas Shelby, leader of the Birmingham gang, the Peaky Blinders, comes into possession of a shipment of guns from the local BSA factory. Thomas Shelby plans to fix a horse race; some guns turn up stolen.
In 1919 the Peaky Blinders, an Irish-roots crime gang in Birmingham, led by Thomas “Tommy” Shelby, a decorated the Great War veteran sergeant major, control the horse race gambling and black market, but ‘accidentally’ appropriate a consignment of guns from the local arms factory destined for Lybia. War minister Winston Churchill sends Belfast Constabulary-veteran Inspector Chester Campbell to Birmingham to retrieve the guns. Tommy’s aunt Polly urges Tommy to return the guns, which he promises, but he feels that he can use them to his advantage. His traditionalist brother Arthur does not agree with inventive Tommy about fixing horse races, believing it will cause trouble with Billy Kimber, who runs the races, as well as the Chinese coolie colony. Inspector Campbell and his men (alos protestants form Belfast) capture and torture Arthur inquiring about the gun robbery. Campbell propositions Arthur and the gang to work with him to find the guns. Tommy’s sister Ada is involved with communist labor union leader Freddie Thorne, also a veteran. Barmaid Grace Burgess starts working at the Garrison, a bar owned by the Peaky Blinders, but was planted in Birmingham by Campbell as spy. Tommy’s friend Danny has a PTSD episode and kills an Italian business owner. To avoid a war with the Italians, Tommy agrees to execute Danny, with the Italians witnessing, but the shot is staged and Danny goes to London on a special assignment.
Creators: Steven Knight, Toby Finlay, Stephen Russell
Director: Otto Bathurst, Tom Harper
Star Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Annabelle Wallis, Sophie Rundle, Joe Cole, Finn Cole, Harry Kirton, Charlotte Riley, Noah Taylor, Tom Hardy, Natasha O’Keeffe, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Gaite Jansen, Alexander Siddig, Kate Phillips, Adrien Brody, Aidan Gillen, Charlie Murphy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sam Claflin
Producer (s): Katie Swinden
Cinematographer: George Steel
Production House: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Screen Yorkshire
Original network / Official Sites: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Studios, Endemol Shine Group
Release Year: 30 September 2014 (USA)
Runtime: 57 min
Genres: Crime, Drama
Language: Italian, Yiddish, English, Romanian, Irish