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Peaky Blinders Season Five Hits Screens On Sunday 25 August

Peaky Blinders Season Five Hits Screens On Sunday 25 August

The fifth series of Peaky Blinders will hit our screens on Sunday 25 August.

When we last saw Birmingham's most powerful family, the Shelbys, they had just managed to fight off the Sicilian mafia and their patriarch Tommy had been elected Member of Parliament for Birmingham South.

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The new series will follow his foray into the political world, and according to the series synopsis, audiences will see a world 'thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929'.

"Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere," the summary explains.

The new series promises to be the 'best yet'. Credit: BBC
The new series promises to be the 'best yet'. Credit: BBC

"When Tommy Shelby MP 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."

The BBC released the teaser trailer for the fifth series last week, and it doesn't look as though life in politics is agreeing with the family's patriarch Tommy - especially when what appears to be some sort of explosion hits while he's working at his desk.

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"There is God, and there are the Peaky Blinders," he says mysteriously in the trailer.

"We own the ropes - who's gonna hang us now, eh?"

Speaking on BBC Sounds' Obsessed With... Peaky Blinders podcast, creator Steven Knight revealed more about the struggles that might arise for Tommy during the fifth season.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

He said: "It's the early '30s and it's the first stirrings of fascism and nationalism and populism and there's particular politicians that were happy to stir that up and make use of it and get votes from it.

"And Tommy has to face that and it's part of what I feel will hopefully, eventually, maybe be a rehabilitation of him because when he comes across that, how's he going to react? Is he going to go with it? Is he going to oppose it?"

During another interview with the BBC, Knight also explained how Shelby is on a road to redemption.

"The fact that Tommy is now an MP for South Birmingham means that he has to retain his contacts with the people of Birmingham," he told BBC News at the premiere of the show's fifth season.

The new series will see the Shelbys challenged by a Scottish gang. Credit: BBC
The new series will see the Shelbys challenged by a Scottish gang. Credit: BBC

"We all know that he has many motives, but what I'm trying to do over the long game is to rehabilitate him."

And while we all wait patiently for the first episode, Knight has assured fans that they can expect big things from the new series - with a new gang trying to muscle in on the Shelbys' turf.

He said: "I can honestly say that it [season five] is the best yet. It's really good. It's fantastic and it all fell together beautifully. Great performances and I think audiences are going to be on the edge of their seats.

"I did some research because the new series starts in 1929. In that era, some of the most notorious gangs were in Glasgow. This [season] is about a particular gang called The Billy Boys, who become an issue for our friends in Birmingham."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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