Peaky Blinders

Season 1 | Season 2 |
Season 3 | Cast

[Programming note: Peaky Blinders reviews are on hiatus.]

Peaky Blinders is a BBC Two/Weinstein Company joint created by British filmmaker, Steven Knight. The series dramatizes the shenanigans of the historically documented post-WW I urban gang, of the same name, from Birmingham, England. Cillian Murphy stars as Thomas Shelby, the head of the Shelby family, who struggles with the gangster lifestyle more than most. The show derives its tension from a family moving through a classist society that's struggling with its identity after the first World War. Yet it is utterly modern, with its glossy production, direction and music. I've never seen a show more in love with itself. And it's perfect. (Netflix has exclusive US rights.)

Season One

Episode #1.1
Episode #1.2
Episode #1.3
Episode #1.4
Episode #1.5
Episode #1.6

Season Two

[Programming note: Peaky Blinders reviews are on hiatus.]

Episode #2.1
Episode #2.2
Episode #2.3
Episode #2.4
Episode #2.5
Episode #2.6

Season Three

Episode #3.1
Episode #3.2
Episode #3.3
Episode #3.4
Episode #3.5
Episode #3.6

Cast

Cillian Murphy (Thomas Shelby)
Sam Neill (C.I. Chester Campbell)
Helen McCrory (Polly Gray)
Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby)
Annabelle Wallis (Grace Burgess)
Sophie Rundle (Ada Thorne)
Joe Cole (John Shelby)
Tom Hardy (Alfie Solomons)
Iddo Goldberg (Freddie Thorne)
Noah Taylor (Derby Sabini)
Charlotte Riley (May Carleton)
Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Esme Shelby)
Finn Cole (Michael Gray)
Natasha O'Keeffe (Lizzie Starke)
Ned Dennehy (Charlie Strong)
Tony Pitts (Sergeant Moss)
Ian Peck (Curly)
Charlie Creed-Miles (Billy Kimber)
Paddy Considine (Father John Hughes)
Alexander Siddig (Ruben Oliver)