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Peaky Blinders is an epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920s. Thomas Shelby controls the Peaky Blinders, one of the city's most feared and successful criminal organisations, but his ambitions go beyond running the streets. Crime pays, business pays better.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||Thomas Shelby, leader of the Birmingham gang, the Peaky Blinders, comes into possession of a shipment of guns from the local BSA factory. Aware that keeping the guns could lead to trouble with the law, Thomas nonetheless wants to use the guns to increase the Peaky's power.||56:59||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||Thomas Shelby sets out to get work with Billy Kimber - the man who can help Thomas achieve his dream of running a legal bookmaking business. Meanwhile, Polly is alarmed when she realises Ada is pregnant and when Thomas discovers the news, he forces Ada to admit that Freddie Thorne is the father.||58:44||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3||Ada and Freddie secretly wed, but start their married life together in hiding. Thomas is angry that they are still in town, as it threatens to jeopardise his deal with Campbell. When a couple of Fenians start questioning Thomas about whether he has the stolen guns, Grace gets involved with disastrous consequences.||56:14||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4||Thomas isn't pleased when his brother John announces he's marrying a local prostitute. The problems keep coming when the Peakys' conflict with the Lees family results in the betting shop being ransacked by the gypsies and a hand grenade being left in Thomas' car.||59:06||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5||Thomas tells Grace he's planning to overthrow Billy Kimber, but swears her to secrecy. The Shelby's errant father, Arthur Senior, reappears in their lives. Thomas and Polly want him to leave, but Arthur is glad to have his father back, particularly when Arthur Senior confides in him his dream of running a family casino. But everything is not as it seems.||57:13||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6||It's the day of Worchester races and Thomas' plan is entering its final stages. But as Kimber’s men head towards Small Heath, it becomes obvious that someone has tipped them off about the plan. Who is behind this betrayal? Ada does her best to prevent an armed confrontation, but guns are drawn and battle begins.||55:09||£2.49||View in iTunes|
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Please buy this, as many of you as can, cast your vote for brilliance
I felt many things after the end of the last of these episodes but one was relief that British television has finally made something to equal the excellence of recent American series. How can we supply them all our actors and yet never give our own a vehicle to match their talents? Finally it has come!
Idealism, greed, moral compromise, love, the fast beating heart of the present moment, the visceral rush of violence and pleasure, the after-blasts of war and the industrial revolution's hungry furnace. The black soot of poverty and an old religion. Tommy Shelby moving up towards the surface light of the future through all the hideous corpses of drowned soldiers and the shimmering drift of a wedding shroud, the most beautiful and beautifully acted love story since the feeling I felt when I fell myself.
well produced, but not perfect
Contains excellent actors, great photography, nice stage sets, and a somewhat decent script considering the limited budget TigerAspect and Caryn Mandabach had to spend (~£7.5 million minimum) on season 1. That's more than £1 million per episode and only 8 weeks total of shooting time. You certainly can't expect Boardwalk Empire quality ($65 million for season 1, $20-30 million for the pilot alone). However, Otto Bathurst and crew did a fine job trying.
Only real issue would be the music. It's not even an issue of being modern music, but half of it didn't even fit the scenes. It makes the entire production disjointed and pulls the viewer away from paying attention. Someone previously mentioned it's Tarantino-esque, but if that's the case then it was a real sloppy attempt. My guess is they decided to scrimp and save on post production.
Without a doubt this show will be renewed for another 2 seasons. I only hope when Otto Bathurst and Tom Harper are able to obtain further funding that they don't let it go to their heads. My guess would be they should be able to double if not triple their initial funding, but let's hope they learned their lesson about not needing $65 million to produce a high quality show.
Wow, truely amazing. UK TV at its best. This is one of the best series I have ever seen. Watch it, you will love it.