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'Peaky Blinders' Seen Filming Shoot Out In Manchester's Northern Quarter

Mark McGowan

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'Peaky Blinders' Seen Filming Shoot Out In Manchester's Northern Quarter

Featured Image Credit: MEN Media

Sometimes there's literally nothing better than getting stuck into a television series and using it as a way to escape from reality.

That's why boxsets were invented, and eventually why Netflix began streaming entire shows for us, just to enable binge watching.

There'll never be a definitely "best" series of all time, as people can't agree on anything, but there are always certain titles that are thrown about...

For some people, anticipation for the fourth season of Peaky Blinders is building, but for the people of Manchester it was a bit more than that today.

The cast of the BBC show were seen filming down an alleyway in the city's Northern Quarter. Star Cillian Murphy, who plays Thomas Shelby, was seen getting frisky with a machine gun as he descended a fire escape.

Tom Hardy was also rumoured to be in and around Manchester today, but no eagle-eyed fans were able to spot him, so they had to make do with Murphy.

Take a quick peak at the behind the scenes clips...

Credit: MEN Media

The crew had previously been spotted filming at Rochdale town hall in Greater Manchester.

Beyond the fourth season of the show, one more has been commissioned, with writer Steven Knight believing that will be it for the Brummie gangsters.

Speaking to Radio Times, Knight said: "Never say never, but we feel that [series] five may be the last. We don't know for sure. We will see how we feel about it. Peaky is one of those things everybody loves, and the response has been so magnificent on both sides of the Atlantic.

"I have got the end in my mind; whether that happens at the end of five is the question. I want it to end when the first air raid siren sounds in Birmingham."

Credit: MEN Media

He continued: "It is a story of a family between two world wars. It begins in 1919 when they have just come back from the war and the family's journey is towards legitimacy and respectability and to leave their past behind. The big question of the whole series is this: is that possible?"

Those left worried by this should take solace in the fact Knight is keen to bring the series to the silver screen after the TV series is finished.

Topics: Peaky Blinders, Cillian Murphy

Mark McGowan
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