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‘Peaky Blinders’ Has Won The BAFTA For Best Drama

Stewart Perrie

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Has Won The BAFTA For Best Drama

The 2018 British Academy Television Awards is well and truly underway at the Royal Festival Hall in London and we've already had one of the best announcements.

The incredible, amazing, thrilling Peaky Blinders has been awarded the BAFTA for Best Drama Series.


That's the third BAFTA for the show created by Steven Knight, with Otto Bathurst winning it for Best Director in Fiction and George Steel earning the gong for Best Photography and Lighting.

Other shows to earn BAFTAS so far include The Handmaid's Tale (International), Murder In Successville (Best Comedy Entertainment Programme), Love Island (Reality and Constructed Factual) Vanessa Kirby for her role of Princess Margaret in The Crown (Best Supporting Actress) and Ambulance (Best Factual Series).

It's a well-deserved award for Peaky Blinders, the gritty crime drama set in Birmingham with Cillian Murphy playing Tommy Shelby, the head of the Peaky Blinders gang.


Thankfully as well, we can expect a lot more Blinders in the future.


Steven Knight told Birmingham Press Club: "We are definitely doing [series] six and we will probably do seven. We've talked to Cillian Murphy and he's all for it, and the rest of the rest of the principal cast are in for it."

The only thing topping this would be Alfie Solomons coming back from the dead to entertain us all over again.


Knight had previously hinted series five may be the show's last. And we just couldn't take it.

He explained to Digital Spy: "Each time, we do six episodes [per series]... and can you sum up the story in six episodes? Or do you need another six? That's the question.


"If it doesn't need a season six, I don't think there'll be one. But it may need one, because [six episodes is] such a short period of time."

Some details have been released about the fifth series just to curb our Tommy Shelby withdrawal symptoms.

Deadline was first to report that Anthony Byrne is set to be the show's director for all six episodes, just like most of the previous directors - David Caffrey, Tim Mielants and Colm McCarthy - did too.

Anthony has previously directed ITV's three-part drama titled Butterfly , starring Anna Friel, as well as co-writing In Darkness with Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer.


The finale of last season was a bloody nail biter and the last we saw of the gang was Tommy becoming Labour MP for Birmingham South to seemingly get his hands deeper into the city.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Peaky Blinders, UK

Stewart Perrie
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