|Created by||Steven Knight|
|Opening theme||"Red Right Hand" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||6|
|No. of episodes||36 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||55–83 minutes|
|Budget||$1.5 million per episode|
|Original release||12 September 2013 –|
3 April 2022
Peaky Blinders is a British period crime drama television series created by Steven Knight. Set in Birmingham, it follows the exploits of the Peaky Blinders crime gang in the direct aftermath of the First World War. The fictional gang is loosely based on a real urban youth gang of the same name who were active in the city from the 1880s to the 1910s.
It features an ensemble cast led by Cillian Murphy, starring as Tommy Shelby, Helen McCrory as Elizabeth "Polly" Gray, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby, and Joe Cole as John Shelby, the gang's senior members. Sam Neill, Annabelle Wallis, Iddo Goldberg, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley, Finn Cole, Natasha O'Keeffe, Paddy Considine, Adrien Brody, Aidan Gillen, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sam Claflin, Amber Anderson, James Frecheville, and Stephen Graham also star. The programme began on 12 September 2013, broadcast on BBC Two until the fourth series (with repeats on BBC Four), then moved to BBC One for the fifth and sixth series.
Netflix, under a deal with Weinstein Company and Endemol, acquired the rights to release the show in the United States and around the world. In January 2021, it was announced that the sixth series would be the last, followed by a spin-off film. The final series was broadcast in 2022.
Peaky Blinders is a crime drama centred on a family of mixed Irish Traveller and Romani origins based in Birmingham, England, starting in 1919, several months after the end of the First World War. It centres on the Peaky Blinders street gang and their ambitious, cunning crime boss Tommy Shelby. The gang comes to the attention of Major Chester Campbell, a detective chief inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary sent over by Winston Churchill from Belfast, where he had been sent to clean up the city of the Irish Republican Army flying columns, the Communist Party of Great Britain, street gangs, and common criminals. Winston Churchill (played by Andy Nyman in series 1 and Richard McCabe in series 2) charges him with suppressing disorder and uprising in Birmingham and recovering a stolen cache of arms meant to be shipped to Libya. The first series concludes on 3 December 1919—"Black Star Day", the event where the Peaky Blinders plan to take over Billy Kimber's betting pitches at the Worcester Races.
The second series has the Peaky Blinders expand their criminal organisation in the "South and North while maintaining a stronghold in their Birmingham heartland". It begins in 1921 and ends with a climax at Epsom racecourse on 31 May 1922, Derby Day.
The third series takes place in 1924, following Tommy and the gang as they enter an even more dangerous world by expanding once again, this time internationally. The third series also features Father John Hughes (Paddy Considine), who is involved in an anti-communist organization; Ruben Oliver (Alexander Siddig), a painter whom Polly enlists to paint her portrait; Russian Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna (Gaite Jansen); and Linda Shelby (Kate Phillips), the new wife of Arthur.
The fourth series begins on Christmas Eve 1925, with the Peaky Blinders getting word that the New York Mafia, led by Luca Changretta (Adrien Brody), is coming to avenge the murder of his father, committed the previous season and ends following the general strike of May 1926, with Tommy using Jessie Eden for information and being elected as a Member of Parliament in 1927.
The sixth series begins on 5 December 1933, as prohibition is repealed in the United States. The Nazi Party has obtained power in Germany, leading to a growth in membership of the British Union of Fascists. Tommy must not only deal with Mosley but also with plots from the Irish Mob as well as the Anti-Treaty IRA.
Cast and characters
|Thomas "Tommy" Shelby||Cillian Murphy||Main|
|Chief Inspector/Major Chester Campbell||Sam Neill||Main[a]||Does not appear|
|Elizabeth Pollyanna "Polly" Gray, née Shelby||Helen McCrory||Main||Does not appear|
|Arthur Shelby Jr.||Paul Anderson||Main|
|Grace Shelby, née Burgess||Annabelle Wallis||Main[b][c]||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Freddie Thorne||Iddo Goldberg||Main||Does not appear|
|Ada Thorne, née Shelby||Sophie Rundle||Main|
|John "Johnny" Shelby||Joe Cole||Main||Does not appear|
|Charlie Strong||Ned Dennehy||Main|
|Jeremiah "Jimmy" Jesus||Benjamin Zephaniah||Main[d][e][f]|
|Roberts||David Dawson||Main||Does not appear|
|Winston Churchill||Andy Nyman||Main[g]||Does not appear|
|Richard McCabe||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Neil Maskell||Does not appear||Main[h]|
|Billy Kimber||Charlie Creed-Miles||Main||Does not appear|
|Arthur Shelby Sr.||Tommy Flanagan||Main[i]||Does not appear|
|Darby Sabini||Noah Taylor||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Alfred "Alfie" Solomons||Tom Hardy||Does not appear||Main[j]|
|May Fitz Carleton||Charlotte Riley||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Michael Gray||Finn Cole||Does not appear||Main[k]|
|Lizzie Shelby, née Stark||Natasha O'Keeffe||Guest||Main[l]|
|Esme Shelby-Lee||Aimee-Ffion Edwards||Recurring||Main||Does not appear||Main|
|Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna||Gaite Jansen||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Ruben Oliver||Alexander Siddig||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Johnny Dogs||Packy Lee||Recurring||Main|
|Arch Duke Leon Romanov||Jan Bijvoet||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Grand Duchess Izabella Petrovna||Dina Korzun||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Father John Hughes||Paddy Considine||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Linda Shelby||Kate Phillips||Does not appear||Recurring||Main|
|Jessie Eden||Charlie Murphy||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Luca Changretta||Adrien Brody||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Bonnie Gold||Jack Rowan||Does not appear||Main[m]||Does not appear|
|Aberama Gold||Aidan Gillen||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Gina Gray||Anya Taylor-Joy||Does not appear||Main|
|Colonel Ben Younger||Kingsley Ben-Adir||Does not appear||Guest||Main||Does not appear|
|Sir Oswald Mosley||Sam Claflin||Does not appear||Main|
|Jimmy McCavern||Brian Gleeson||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Mother Superior||Kate Dickie||Does not appear||Main[n]||Does not appear|
|Brilliant Chang||Andrew Koji||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Barney Thomason||Cosmo Jarvis||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Finn Shelby||Alfie Evans-Meese||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Harry Kirton||Does not appear||Recurring||Main|
|Laura McKee/Captain Swing||Charlene McKenna||Does not appear||Guest||Main[o]|
|Frances||Pauline Turner||Does not appear||Recurring||Main[p]|
|Lady Diana Mitford [q]||Amber Anderson||Does not appear||Main|
|Jack Nelson||James Frecheville||Does not appear||Main|
|Hayden Stagg||Stephen Graham||Does not appear||Main|
|Erasmus "Duke" Shelby||Conrad Khan||Does not appear||Main|
|Isaiah Jesus||Jordan Bolger||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Daryl McCormack||Does not appear||Recurring||Main[r]|
|Billy Grade||Emmett J. Scanlan||Does not appear||Recurring||Main[s]|
- Neill is credited as a guest star in Episode #2.1, and returns to the main cast in Episode #2.2 onwards.
- Wallis is credited as a guest star from Episode #2.1 - #2.4, and returns to the main cast from Episode #2.5 onwards.
- Wallis is credited as a guest star in Episode #3.1, returns to the main cast for Episode #3.2, and is credited as a guest star in Episode #3.5.
- Zephaniah is credited as a guest star from Episode #2.2 - #2.4, and returns to the main cast in Episode #2.6.
- Zephaniah appears in only one episode of series 3, although credited with the main cast.
- Zephaniah is credited with the main cast in Episode #6.1, as a guest star in Episode #6.4 and returns to the main cast in Episode #6.6.
- Nyman is credited as a guest star in Episode #1.1, and is credited with the main cast from Episode #1.2 onwards.
- Maskell appears in only one episode of series 6, although credited with the main cast.
- Flanagan appears in only one episode, although credited with the main cast.
- Hardy appears in only one episode of series 5, although credited with the main cast.
- Cole is credited as a guest star in Episode #2.2, and is credited with the main cast from Episode #2.3 onwards.
- O'Keeffe is credited as a guest star in Episode #2.1 - #2.5, and is credited with the main cast from Episode #2.6 onwards.
- Rowan appears in only one episode of series 5, although credited with the main cast.
- Dickie appears in only one episode, although credited with the main cast.
- McKenna is credited with the main cast in Episode #6.1, as a guest star from Episode #6.2 - #6.4 and returns to the main cast in Episode #6.6.
- Turner is credited with the main cast in only one episode, Episode #6.1, and is credited as a guest star from Episode #6.4 - #6.6.
- A fictive version of Diana Mitford, who was never called "Lady Diana Mitford".
- McCormack is credited as a guest star from Episode #6.2 - #6.5 and is credited with the main cast in only one episode, Episode #6.6.
- Scanlan is credited as a guest star in Episode #6.5 and is credited with the main cast in only one episode, Episode #6.6.
- Cillian Murphy as Thomas "Tommy" Shelby, the leader of the Peaky Blinders.
- Sam Neill as Chief Inspector/Major Chester Campbell (series 1–2), an Ulster Protestant policeman drafted from Belfast.
- Helen McCrory as Elizabeth Pollyanna "Polly" Gray (series 1–5), née Shelby, the aunt of the Shelby siblings, and treasurer of the Peaky Blinders.
- Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby Jr., Tommy's best friend and eldest of the Shelby siblings.
- Annabelle Wallis as Grace Shelby (series 1–3, 5), née Burgess, a former undercover agent, and Irish Protestant. She is Tommy's first wife and mother of his son Charles.
- Iddo Goldberg as Freddie Thorne (series 1), a known communist who fought in the Great War and was Ada's husband.
- Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne, née Shelby, the only sister of the Shelby brothers.
- Joe Cole as John "Johnny" Shelby (series 1–4), the third-youngest Shelby brother and a member of the Peaky Blinders.
- Ned Dennehy as Charlie Strong, owner of a boatyard and an uncle figure to the Shelby siblings.
- Benjamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah 'Jimmy' Jesus, a preacher, and friend of the Peaky Blinders.
- David Dawson as Roberts (series 1), Billy Kimber's accountant.
- Andy Nyman (series 1), Richard McCabe (recurring series 2), and Neil Maskell (series 5–6) as Winston Churchill
- Charlie Creed-Miles as Billy Kimber (series 1), a local kingpin and leader of The Birmingham Boys who runs the local races.
- Tommy Flanagan as Arthur Shelby Sr. (series 1), the father of the Shelby siblings and Polly's brother.
- Noah Taylor as Darby Sabini (series 2), the leader of an Italian gang in Camden Town.
- Tom Hardy as Alfred "Alfie" Solomons (series 2–6), the leader of a Jewish gang in Camden Town.
- Charlotte Riley as May Fitz Carleton (series 2, 4), a wealthy widow who owns racehorses.
- Finn Cole as Michael Gray (series 2–6), Polly's biological son.
- Natasha O'Keeffe as Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shelby, née Stark (series 2–6; guest series 1), an ex-prostitute who worked for Tommy as his secretary. She is his second wife and the mother of his daughter Ruby.
- Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Esme Shelby-Lee (series 3–4, 6; recurring series 1–2), John's wife and a member of the Lee clan.
- Gaite Jansen as Princess Tatiana Petrovna (series 3), a Russian princess who has an affair with Tommy.
- Alexander Siddig as Ruben Oliver (series 3), a portrait artist in a romantic relationship with Polly.
- Packy Lee as Johnny Dogs (series 3–6; recurring series 1–2), Tommy's Gypsy friend.
- Jan Bijvoet as Arch Duke Leon Romanov (series 3), Tatiana's uncle.
- Dina Korzun as Grand Duchess Izabella Petrovna (series 3), Tatiana's aunt.
- Paddy Considine as Father John Hughes (series 3), a priest working with the anti-communist Section D (the Economic League) in the British government
- Kate Phillips as Linda Shelby (series 4–6; recurring series 3), Arthur's wife who is a devout Christian.
- Charlie Murphy as Jessie Eden (series 4–5), a union convenor and Tommy's lover.
- Adrien Brody as Luca Changretta (series 4), a New York mafioso with a vendetta against the Peaky Blinders.
- Ian Peck as Curly (series 4–6; recurring series 1–3), a horse expert and Charlie's assistant.
- Jack Rowan as Bonnie Gold (series 4–5), Aberama's boxing champion son.
- Aidan Gillen as Aberama Gold (series 4–5), an ally of the Peaky Blinders and Polly's lover.
- Anya Taylor-Joy as Gina Gray (series 5–6), Michael's American wife.
- Kingsley Ben-Adir as Colonel Ben Younger (series 5; guest series 4), a young colonel who begins a relationship with Ada. He is also investigating socialist and fascist political activities.
- Sam Claflin as Sir Oswald Mosley (series 5–6), a fascist politician and leader of the British Union of Fascists.
- Brian Gleeson as Jimmy McCavern (series 5), the leader of the Billy Boys, a Glasgowian Protestant gang.
- Kate Dickie as Mother Superior (series 5), the head of a group of nuns.
- Andrew Koji as Brilliant Chang (series 5), a Chinese criminal leader involved in opium smuggling.
- Cosmo Jarvis as Barney Thomason (series 5), a WWI sniper who was Tommy's comrade and old friend who is locked in an insane asylum.
- Alfie Evans-Meese (recurring series 1) and Harry Kirton (series 6; recurring series 2–5) as Finn Shelby, the youngest Shelby brother and a member of the Peaky Blinders.
- Charlene McKenna as Laura McKee/ Captain Swing (series 6; guest series 5), an IRA leader from Belfast.
- Pauline Turner as Frances (series 6; recurring series 4–5), Tommy's housekeeper.
- Amber Anderson as Lady Diana Mitford (series 6), Mosley's second wife, one of the aristocratic Mitford sisters and a Fascist socialite.
- James Frecheville as Jack Nelson (series 6), a south Boston gang leader, Gina's uncle and Michael's boss in the United States. Nelson is based on Joseph Kennedy Sr.
- Stephen Graham as Hayden Stagg (series 6), the union convenor for the workers at the Liverpool docks.
- Conrad Khan as Erasmus "Duke" Shelby (series 6), Tommy's first-born son from before the Great War.
- Jordan Bolger (recurring series 2–4) and Daryl McCormack (series 6; recurring series 5) as Isiah Jesus, Jeremiah's son and a member of the Peaky Blinders.
- Emmett J. Scanlan as Billy Grade (series 6; recurring series 5), an ex-footballer turned singer and an ally to the Peaky Blinders.
- Lobo Chan as Mr. Zhang (series 1), a business owner in Chinatown.
- Neil Bell (series 1) as Harry Fenton, a former landlord and owner of the Garrison pub.
- Samuel Edward-Cook as Danny "Whizz-Bang" Owen (series 1), Tommy's former comrade and a loyal member of the Peaky Blinders.
- Tony Pitts as Sergeant/Inspector Moss (series 1–4), a police officer from Birmingham.
- Kevin Metcalfe as Scudboat (series 1–2), a henchman of the Peaky Blinders.
- Jeffrey Postlethwaite as Henry (series 1–2), a Peaky Blinders henchman.
- Matthew Postlethwaite as Nipper (series 1–2), a Peaky Blinders henchman.
- Simone Kirby as Irene O'Donnell (series 2), a Pro-Treaty IRA member, who works with Donal Henry and Inspector Campbell to blackmail Tommy into carrying out an assassination.
- Rory Keenan as Donal Henry (series 2), a spy who worked for the Irregulars against the Pro-Treaty IRA.
- Adam El Hagar as Ollie (series 2), Alfie's assistant.
- Sam Hazeldine as Georgie Sewell (series 2), the right-hand man and consiglieri to Sabini.
- Wanda Opalinska as Rosemary Johnson (series 2, 4), Michael's foster mother, whom she named Henry.
- Daniel Fearn as King Maine (series 2, 4), a boxing trainer in Birmingham who trains Arthur and Bonnie.
- Paul Bullion as Billy Kitchen (series 2), a Black Countryman, who briefly worked as a Head Baker for Tommy and Alfie.
- Josh O'Connor as James (series 2), Ada's friend and housemate.
- Dorian Lough as Mario (series 2), the owner of The Eden Club, ran by Sabini.
- Allan Hopwood as Abbey Heath (series 2)
- James Eeles as "The Digbeth Kid" Harold Hancox (series 2), an aspiring actor hired by the Peaky Blinders to get stood up and spend a week inside jail, only to be killed by Sabini's henchmen.
- Erin Shanagher as Mrs. Ross (series 2, 4), a vengeful mother who hates Arthur for the death of her son.
- George Gwyther (series 3) and Callum Booth-Ford (series 5–6) as Karl Thorne, the only child of Ada and Freddie.
- Stephanie Hyam as Charlotte Murray (series 3), a wealthy girl, with whom Michael has a short affair.
- Kenneth Colley as Vicente Changretta (series 3), the father to Changretta and his brother Angel.
- Bríd Brennan as Audrey Changretta (series 3–4), Changretta's mother, wife of Vicente Changretta, head of the Italian crime family in Birmingham, the enemy of the Peaky Blinders.
- Frances Tomelty as Bethany Boswell (series 3), a wise old woman living in Wales, whom Tommy seeks out.
- Richard Brake as Anton Kaledin (series 3), a Russian refugee, who attempted to discuss business with Sabini and Tommy on Tommy and Grace's wedding day.
- Alex Macqueen as Patrick Jarvis MP (series 3), a Member of Parliament and a member and representative of the Economic League, working with Father Hughes
- Ralph Ineson as Connor Nutley (series 3), a Lancaster factory foreman.
- Peter Bankole as William Letso (series 3), a former diamond miner and tunneler from the South African Labor Corps and Tommy's friend.
- Richard Dillane as General Curran (series 3), Grace's uncle.
- Dominic Coleman as Priest (series 3)
- Wendy Nottingham as Mary (series 3), Tommy's housekeeper.
- Billy Marwood (series 3), Jenson Clarke (series 4–5), and Billy Jenkins (series 6) as Charles Shelby, the son of Tommy and Grace.
- Luca Matteo Zizzari as Matteo (series 4), one of Changretta's henchmen.
- Jake J. Meniani as Frederico (series 4), one of Changretta's henchmen.
- Graeme Hawley as Niall Devlin (series 4), a working man in the Peaky Blinders Limited, working for Tommy.
- Donald Sumpter as Arthur Bigge (series 4), the King's Private Secretary, who deals with the case of the execution of Polly, Arthur, John and Michael.
- Jamie Kenna as Billy Mills (series 4), a former heavyweight boxing champion and a worker for the Shelby Company Limited, who fights against Bonnie at the company.
- Joseph Long as Chef (series 4)
- Andreas Muñoz as Antonio (series 4), the Italian assassin who came into Tommy's house as a sous-chef and planned to kill Tommy.
- Ethan Picard-Edwards as Billy Shelby (series 4), the son of Arthur and Linda.
- Dave Simon as Mulchay (series 4–5)
- Heaven-Leigh Clee (series 5) and Orla McDonagh (series 6) as Ruby Shelby, the daughter of Tommy and Lizzie.
- Elliot Cowan as Michael Levitt (series 5), a Birmingham journalist.
- Peter Campion as Micky Gibbs (series 5), barman of The Garrison pub.
- Tim Woodward as Lord Suckerby (series 5), a High Court Judge.
- Darragh O'Toole as Liam (series 6), an associate of Jack Nelson's.
- Peter Coonan as Connor Dunn (series 6), an associate of Jack Nelson's.
- Assaad Bouab as Henri (series 6), a bartender on Miquelon Island.
- Franc Bruneau as Miquelon Island Police Commissioner (series 6), Head of Police Department on Miquelon Island.
- Simon Wan as Han (series 6), an opium dealer who operates through a cafe in Birmingham's Chinatown.
- Naomi Yang as Li (series 6), Han's wife.
- Aneurin Barnard as Doctor Holford (series 6), Tommy's personal doctor.
- Abbie Hern as Mary Bone (series 6), Finn's wife.
|Series||Episodes||Originally aired||Average UK viewers|
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|1||6||12 September 2013||17 October 2013||BBC Two||2.38|
|2||6||2 October 2014||6 November 2014||2.18|
|3||6||5 May 2016||9 June 2016||2.38|
|4||6||15 November 2017||20 December 2017||3.35|
|5||6||25 August 2019||22 September 2019||BBC One||5.87|
|6||6||27 February 2022||3 April 2022||5.42|
Peaky Blinders was created by Steven Knight and produced by Katie Swinden. Screen Yorkshire provided funding for the production through the Yorkshire Content Fund, ensuring that the majority of the show was filmed in Yorkshire as part of the deal. Linguists were not hired in the production to assist in the show, leading to the Romani Gypsies in the earlier series frequently speaking broken Romanian (as opposed to Romani).
The first series was filmed in Birmingham, Bradford, Dudley, Leeds, Liverpool, and Port Sunlight. Railway sequences were filmed between Keighley and Damems, using carriages from the Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel (owned by Vintage Carriages Trust), and carriages owned by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust. Many of the scenes for the show were filmed at the Black Country Living Museum. Steven Knight, Stephen Russell and Toby Finlay all had writing credits on the series.
Ulster-born, New Zealand-raised Sam Neill enlisted the help of Northern Irish actors James Nesbitt and Liam Neeson to help him recover his lost Northern Irish accent for the role of C.I. Campbell. In the end, he had to tone down the accent since the series was marketed in the United States.
A second series was commissioned shortly after the broadcast of the first and aired in October and November 2014. On 11 January 2014, auditions were held in Digbeth area of Birmingham (near where parts of the series are set) for white and mixed race teenage male extras, resulting in lengthy queues.
Shortly after the final episode of the second series, the show announced via its Twitter account that it had been renewed for a third series. On 5 October 2015, the official Peaky Blinders Twitter account announced that filming had begun for series 3. Filming completed on 22 January 2016, after 78 days of shooting.
During the initial broadcast of series 3, the BBC renewed Peaky Blinders for series 4 and 5, each of which comprises six episodes. Filming for series 4 started in March 2017 and premiered on 15 November 2017 on BBC Two. Both The Weinstein Company and its logo in its credits weren't included, even though the company was formerly involved in the US distribution of the series.
The BBC commissioned a fifth series in mid-2016. On 22 August 2018, it was confirmed that series 5 would be broadcast on BBC One. Having already premiered to a select audience at Birmingham Town Hall on 18 July 2019, the series began airing on BBC One on 25 August 2019.
On 5 May 2018, Steven Knight told Birmingham Press Club that "we are definitely doing [series] six". Production on the series was due to begin in March 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During 2020, rumours emerged linking comedian Rowan Atkinson to the show for the role of Adolf Hitler in series 6, but the producers denied the involvement saying that the news is "completely false".
On 18 January 2021, it was announced that series six, which had just begun filming, would be the final television series of Peaky Blinders; though Knight revealed "the story will continue in another form". Helen McCrory, who played the character of Polly Gray, died in April 2021, thus unable to film any scenes for the series. Series six premiered on 27 February 2022.
Following the announcement that the sixth series would be the last, Knight clarified that, following the year-long production hiatus in 2020, it had been decided to produce a feature-length movie in place of a seventh television series, with other connected television series potentially following. There is still no production date, but creator Steven Knight has revealed that the movie should be in cinemas in 2024.
Peaky Blinders won the Returning Drama award at the 2022 National Television Awards ceremony, with Knight subsequently confirming during his acceptance speech that production of the film would begin in spring 2023.
Throughout its run, Peaky Blinders received widespread critical acclaim. David Renshaw of The Guardian summarised the series as a "riveting, fast-paced tale of post-first world war Birmingham gangsters", praising Murphy as the "ever-so-cool Tommy Shelby" and the rest of the cast for their "powerful performances". Sarah Compton of The Telegraph gave the series a 4/5 rating, praising the show for its originality and "taking all of our expectations and confounding them". Alex Fletcher from Digital Spy believes that "Peaky Blinders has started as sharp as a dart", while Den of Geek called the series "the most intelligent, stylish and engrossing BBC drama in ages". Cult TV Times critic Hugh David said the show "warrants the billing" by "managing to tick several ratings boxes – period drama, gangster epic, film star leads – yet go against the grain of those in the most interesting of ways".
The show has been particularly celebrated for its stylish cinematography and charismatic performances, as well as for casting an eye over a part of England and English history rarely explored on television. Historians have been divided over whether bringing characters and events from other decades into a 1920s story undermines claims to historical accuracy, or whether working-class life in the period is nevertheless depicted in a truthful and resonant way. Reviews of the second series remained positive, with Ellen E. Jones of The Independent commenting that "Peaky Blinders can now boast several more big-name actors to supplement the sterling work of Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Sam Neill", referring to second series additions Tom Hardy and Noah Taylor.
Several critics have compared the show favourably to the American series Boardwalk Empire, which shares the same themes and historical context. Show writer Steven Knight stated in an early interview: "Do you know – and I'm not just saying this – but I've never watched them. I've never seen The Wire, I've never seen Boardwalk Empire, I've never seen any of them." When asked if he deliberately avoided watching those shows, he responded: "It's sort of deliberate in that I don't really want to be looking at other people's work because it does affect what you do inevitably." On 2 March 2016, Knight told the Crime Scene Quarterly "I've had unsolicited communication from Michael Mann, the film director, from Dennis Lehane, Snoop Dogg – he's such a fan. And the late David Bowie was a huge fan – more of that to come" (strongly hinting Bowie's involvement on series three). It was later confirmed that Bowie's music would be featured, and Leonard Cohen had also written a new song for series three.
The sixth and final series received universal acclaim. On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 86 out of 100 based on seven reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 93% approval rating based on 14 reviews, with an average critic rating of 8/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Peaky Blinders' sixth season gracefully addresses the untimely passing of star Helen McCrory while setting the stage for a fitting climax to this epic saga of likable scalawags."
Depiction of Jessie Eden
Series four and five introduced the character Jessie Eden, based on the real-life British communist and trade union leader. Although the reception was mixed, some people who had known Jessie Eden personally took offence to the way she was depicted. Graham Stevenson, a trade union leader and writer on British communism, a personal friend of Jessie Eden and the writer of her biography, was a harsh critic of the show, stating:
I knew Eden, and as a callow 22-year-old, I didn't ask the 70-year-old Jessie about her relationships, let alone sex life. But I doubt her private life was as complicated or dramatic as her eponymous character's. Nor can I see any young woman during the 1920s gratuitously going into a gents' toilets, as Eden is shown doing, for any reason at all other than life or death. The social values of the programme are ahistorical. It is surely the conceit that Tommy Shelby, the gangster villain-hero of the series, could ever convince a woman like Eden to be wined and dined, let alone be seduced, that finally reveals the true motives of the creators of the programme.
Stevenson also criticised the show for its clothing choices, incorrectly showing Churchill as Home Secretary in 1919, incorrectly depicting Eden as a mass leader during the 1926 General Strike; eventually these inaccuracies led Stevenson to stop watching the show. He went on to elaborate: "Although the TV series' cinematography, music and fast-paced action is obviously attractive, especially matched to outstanding charismatic performances, it's disappointing that an expert in Tudor history was the historical adviser to the series, rather than someone with a background in trade unionism or communism."
At a round table event featuring Stevenson, the poet Dave Puller, and cultural historian Paul Long, the three discussed the series and its depictions of the British working class. Long rated the series positively and praised the series as a great representation of interesting working-class protagonists. Puller had mixed feelings and was disappointed that the show chose to focus on Jessie Eden's fictional romance with Tommy, rather than her real achievements as a communist and a trade union leader.
Awards and nominations
|British Academy Television Craft Awards||Best Director: Fiction||Otto Bathurst||Won|||
|Best Original Music||Martin Phipps||Nominated|
|Best Photography and Lighting: Fiction||George Steel||Won|
|Best Production Design||Grant Montgomery||Nominated|
|Best Sound: Fiction||Stuart Hilliker, Brian Milliken, Matthew Skelding, Lee Walpole||Nominated|
|Best Special, Visual & Graphic Effects||Bluebolt (VFX), Rushes (Colourist)||Nominated|
|Biarritz International Festival of Audovisual Programming||Best Actor in a TV Series or Serial||Cillian Murphy||Won|||
|Best Actress in a TV Series or Serial||Helen McCrory||Won|
|Best Music in a TV Series or Serial||Martin Phipps||Won|
|Crime Thriller Awards UK||Best Supporting Actress||Helen McCrory||Nominated|
|RTS Programme Awards||Best Drama Series||Production team||Won|||
|RTS Craft & Design Awards||Best Costume Design: Drama||Stephanie Collie||Won|||
|Best Make-Up Design: Drama||Loz Schiavo||Nominated|
|Best Production Design: Drama||Grant Montgomery||Nominated|
|Judges' Award||Production team||Won|
|Televisual Bulldog Awards||Best Drama One-Off or Serial||Production team||2nd Place|
|British Academy Television Awards||Best Drama Series||Production team||Nominated|||
|British Academy Television Craft Awards||Best Make-Up and Hair||Loz Schiavo||Nominated|||
|Best Photography and Lighting: Fiction||Simon Dennis||Nominated|
|Best Production Design||Grant Montgomery||Nominated|
|Irish Film & Television Academy||Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series||Cillian Murphy||Nominated|||
|Best Costume Design||Lorna Marie Mugan||Won|
|Best Director: Drama Series||Colm McCarthy||Nominated|
|RTS Programme Awards||Best Drama Series||Production Team||Nominated|||
|RTS Craft & Design Awards||Best Photography: Drama||Simon Dennis||Nominated|||
|Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards||Best TV Drama – Long Form||Steven Knight||Nominated|
|National Television Awards||Best Period Drama Series||Production team||Nominated|
|Best Drama Performance||Cillian Murphy||Nominated|
|Irish Film and Television Awards||Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series||Cillian Murphy||Won|||
|National Television Awards||Outstanding Drama Series||Peaky Blinders||Won|||
|Best Drama Performance||Cillian Murphy||Nominated|
|British Academy Television Awards||Best Drama Series||Production team||Won|||
|British Academy Television Craft Awards||Best Costume Design||Alison McCosh||Nominated|||
|Best Editing: Fiction||Dan Roberts (for "The Duel")||Nominated|
|Best Make Up & Hair Design||Loz Schiavo||Nominated|
|Best Sound: Fiction||Forbes Noonan, Ben Norrington, Jim Goddard, Grant Bridgeman||Nominated|
|Best Writer: Drama||Steven Knight||Nominated|
|TV Choice Awards||Best Drama Series||Production team||Won|
|Best Actor||Cillian Murphy||Won|
|Best Actress||Helen McCrory||Nominated|
|Irish Film & Television Awards||Best Leading Actor in a Television Drama||Cillian Murphy||Won|||
|Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama||Charlie Murphy||Won|
|Best Director in a Television Drama||David Caffrey||Nominated|
|Best Editing||Dermot Diskin||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Cathal Watters||Nominated|
|National Television Awards||Outstanding Drama Series||Peaky Blinders||Won|||
|Best Drama Performance||Cillian Murphy||Won|
|British Academy Television Craft Awards||Best Make-Up & Hair Design||Loz Schiavo||Won|||
|Irish Film & Television Awards||Best Leading Actor in a Television Drama||Cillian Murphy||Nominated|||
|Best Director in a Television Drama||Anthony Byrne||Nominated|
|Cinema Audio Society Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series – One Hour||Stu Wright, Nigel Heath, Brad Rees, Jimmy Robertson, Oliver Brierley, Ciaran Smith (for "Mr. Jones")||Nominated|||
|National Television Awards||Best Returning Drama||Peaky Blinders||Won|||
|Best Drama Performance||Cillian Murphy||Won|
|RTS Craft & Design Awards||Costume Design - Drama||Alison McCosh||Won|||
|Art Directors Guild Awards||Excellence in Production Design for a One-Hour Period Single-Camera Series||Nicole Northridge (for "Black Day")||Nominated|||
|British Academy Television Awards||Best Actor||Cillian Murphy||Nominated|||
Broadcast and release
On 24 September 2014, it was announced that Netflix had acquired exclusive US distribution rights from the Weinstein Company and Endemol. The entirety of series 1 became available for streaming on 30 September 2014; series 2 launched in November 2014. Series 3 was made available 31 May 2016. Due to licensing restrictions, however, most of the show's original soundtrack is not available on the Netflix-distributed version of the series. In 2018, it was announced Peaky Blinders would be moved from its original broadcast channel, BBC Two, to BBC One for its fifth and sixth series.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Peaky Blinders has had a detectable cultural impact in the UK. In 2018, the name Arthur surged into the top 10 boys names for the first time since the 1920s, and Ada jumped into the girls' top 100 for the first time in a century too. The assumption reached by the ONS is that the popularity of these names was inspired by the characters Arthur Shelby Jr. and Ada Thorne.
In August 2020, a video game based on the television series, titled Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, was developed by FuturLab and released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and for PC via Steam. A virtual reality game, Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom, was developed by Maze Theory and released for Meta Quest 2 and PICO 4 on March 9, 2023.
- Stubbs, David (6 September 2013). "Peaky Blinders, Britain's answer to Boardwalk Empire". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
- Whooley, Declan. "Is Nidge really joining the IRA?". JOE.ie. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- Sweeney, Ken (4 January 2013). "Nidge jumps the fence and joins IRA – but don't worry 'Love/Hate' fans, it's for the BBC". Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- Melrose, Kevin (17 February 2014). "Tom Hardy Joining Second Season BBC's Gangster Epic 'Peaky Blinders'". HitFix. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
- "BBC Two announces second season of critically acclaimed drama Peaky Blinders". BBC Media Centre. 25 October 2013. Archived from the original on 10 December 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- "Epsom Derby 1922". Greyhound Derby.com. 13 March 2018. Archived from the original on 14 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- "Peaky Blinders". Screen Yorkshire. Archived from the original on 6 January 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
- Sherlock, Ben (15 December 2018). "25 Wild Details Behind The Making Of Peaky Blinders". ScreenRant. Archived from the original on 17 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
- "New BBC Two drama, Peaky Blinders, commences shooting with cast led by Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill and Helen McCrory". BBC Media Centre. 21 September 2012. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- "Filming Peaky Blinders". Vintage Carriages Trust.org. 14 November 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- "TV and Film: Peaky Binders". The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- "Peaky Blinders". Black Country Living Museum. Archived from the original on 2 June 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- "BBC Two announces brand new six-part drama series 'Peaky Blinders'". BBC Media Centre. 27 July 2012. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- "Sam Neill plays Belfast detective in BBC gangster drama". BBC News. 19 October 2012. Archived from the original on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- Young, Gary (8 January 2014). "TV company looking for new Peaky Blinders". Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- Stacey, Alison (11 January 2014). "Video: Hundreds queue for Peaky Blinders auditions in Birmingham". Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- Deardon, Lizzie (7 November 2014). "Peaky Blinders to return for a third series, BBC announces". The Independent. Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- @ThePeakyBlinder (5 October 2015). "And they're rolling!! Break a leg everyone!" (Tweet). Retrieved 22 October 2015 – via Twitter.
- @ThePeakyBlinder (22 January 2016). "By order of the #PeakyBlinders...that's a wrap! Photo from @RobertViglasky" (Tweet). Retrieved 21 June 2016 – via Twitter.
- @Laurie_Rose (22 January 2016). "Today's the day #78of78 @ThePeakyBlinder" (Tweet). Retrieved 21 June 2016 – via Twitter.
- Tartaglione, Nancy (26 May 2016). "'Peaky Blinders' Renewed For 4th & 5th Seasons Amid Host of BBC Drama Orders". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- Tartaglione, Nancy (30 October 2017). "'Peaky Blinders' Season 4 Sets UK Premiere Date on BBC Two". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 31 October 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
- Tartaglione, Nancy (12 October 2018). "'Peaky Blinders' Scrubbing The Weinstein Company From Credits". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
- "Peaky Blinders to move to BBC One". BBC Media Centre. Archived from the original on 10 November 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- "Peaky Blinders: Drama series moving from BBC Two to BBC One". Daily Express. 22 August 2018. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- Yeates, Cydney (18 July 2019). "Peaky Blinders cast return to Birmingham for season 5 premiere". Metro. Archived from the original on 19 July 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
- Stolworthy, Jacob (5 May 2018). "Peaky Blinders creator has confirmed the show's future". The Independent. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
- Andreeva, Nellie (16 April 2021). "Helen McCrory Spent Her Final Year Helping Others As Pandemic Shut Down 'Peaky Blinders': Actress' Final Deadline Interview". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- Dosani, Rishma (25 September 2020). "Peaky Blinders bosses shut down claims Rowan Atkinson is playing Adolf Hitler in season 6". Metro. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
- Ravindran, Manori (18 January 2021). "'Peaky Blinders' to End After Sixth and Final Season". Variety. Archived from the original on 11 March 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- "Peaky Blinders season 6 release date, time cast, trailer, & news". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 24 February 2021. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
- "Peaky Blinders season 6 release date and more". Digitalspy.com. 15 February 2022. Archived from the original on 16 February 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
- Ramachandran, Naman (21 January 2021). "Steven Knight Talks 'Peaky Blinders' Movie, Writing Kristen Stewart's Lady Diana and Working With Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on 8 June 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- "Here's when you can expect the Peaky Blinders film..." Radio X. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
- Morris, Lauren (13 October 2022). "Peaky Blinders creator reveals when fans can expect movie in cinemas". Radio Times.
- Renshaw, David (22 May 2014). "Peaky Blinders – box set review". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
- Compton, Sarah (12 September 2013). "Peaky Blinders, BBC Two, review". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
- Fletcher, Alex (12 September 2013). "'Peaky Blinders' review: Did the British 'Boardwalk Empire' cut it?". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 23 February 2022. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- French, Tom (12 September 2013). "Peaky Blinders episode 1 review". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Review: Peaky Blinders (U.K. Blu-ray)". Cult TV Times. 22 October 2013. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Watson, Keith (17 October 2013). "TV review: Peaky Blinders was a fantastic political thriller". Metro. Archived from the original on 14 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Gosling, George Campbell (12 April 2016). "On Peaky Blinders". Musings Of A Social Historian. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
- Jones, Ellen E. (3 October 2014). "Peaky Blinders, series 2, episode 1 – TV review: second series boasts a host of big new names". The Independent. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
- Stubbs, David (6 September 2013). "Peaky Blinders, Britain's answer to Boardwalk Empire". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
- "The 50 Best autumn arts: Peaky Blinders". The Independent. 30 August 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Mellor, Louisa (11 September 2013). "Steven Knight on Peaky Blinders, series 2, Birmingham, Cillian Murphy, working-class drama, Nick Cave & more…". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Laws, Roz (3 March 2016). "Did David Bowie record music for Peaky Blinders before he died?". Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 7 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- Bradley, Dave (3 March 2016). "Crime Scene magazine: Peaky Blinders, Trapped & Ripper Street". Games Radar. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- Laws, Roz (5 May 2016). "Cillian Murphy: 'I gave David Bowie my Peaky Blinders cap'". Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
- "Peaky Blinders: Season 6". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 3 March 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
- "Peaky Blinders: Season 6 (2022)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 3 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
- Hokin, Catherine (7 February 2018). "Jessie Eden: Working Class Hero". Historia: Magazine of the Historical Writers' Association. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
- Stevenson, Graham (14 February 2018). "Peaky Blinders and the Real Jessie Eden". Culture Matters. Archived from the original on 31 January 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
- Stevenson, Graham (2018). "The Real Jessie Eden". The Morning Star. Archived from the original on 5 January 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
- Stevenson, Graham (2018). "Discover the real-life Jessie Eden". The Morning Star. Archived from the original on 1 February 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
- Stevenson, Graham. "Eden Jessie (McCulloch): The Real Jessie Eden and Peaky Blinders". Encyclopedia of Communist Biographies. Archived from the original on 17 January 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
- "Peaky Blinders leads Bafta TV Craft Award nominations". BBC News. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
- "Palmarès du 27e Festival international de programmes audiovisuels". La Croix (in French). 25 January 2014. ISSN 0242-6056. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
- "RTS Programme Awards 2014". Royal Television Society. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2023.
- "RTS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE CRAFT & DESIGN AWARDS 2014". Royal Television Society. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2023.
- Alex Ritman (8 April 2015). "BAFTA TV Awards: Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Third Nomination for 'Sherlock'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- "Television Craft - 2015". British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Retrieved 21 February 2021.
- "Animated Film 'Song of the Sea' Wins Top Prize at Irish Film and Television Awards". Variety. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- "RTS Programme Awards 2015". Royal Television Society. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2023.
- "Craft & Design Awards 2015". Royal Television Society. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2023.
- "Amy Huberman and Mattress Mick were among the winners at tonight's IFTAs". Breakingnews.ie. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
- Saunders, Emmeline; Hill, Rose (7 January 2019). "National Television Awards 2019 winners in full as Ant and Dec scoop 18th gong". mirror. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- White, Peter; Tartaglione, Nancy (13 May 2018). "Peaky Blinders Scores First Best Drama BAFTA TV Award Win; Steven Knight & Caryn Mandabach React". Deadline. Retrieved 9 January 2023.
- "Nominations Announced for the British Academy Television Craft Awards in 2018". Bafta. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
- O'Grady, Sean (15 February 2018). "IFTAs: Full list of winners as Gabriel Byrne is honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award". Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
- "NTA nominations 2020: the full shortlist of National Television Awards nominees, and how to vote for the NTAs". i. Archived from the original on 17 January 2021. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "'Chernobyl' Leads 2020 BAFTA TV Craft Awards". bbc. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
- Duffy, Rónán (14 July 2020). "Here is the full list of nominees for this year's (virtual) IFTAs". TheJournal.ie.
- Giardina, Carolyn (10 December 2019). "'Ford v Ferrari,' 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Sound Mixers Among CAS Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 11 January 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
- Anderton, Joe (23 August 2022). "Peaky Blinders and Heartstopper land major National TV Awards 2022 shortlist nominations". Digital Spy. (Hearst Communications). Retrieved 27 August 2022.
- "RTS Craft & Design Awards winners announced". British Cinematographer. 9 December 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
- Tangcay, Jazz (9 January 2023). "'Elvis,' 'Babylon,' 'Avatar: The Way of Water' Lead Art Directors Guild 2023 Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 9 January 2023.
- Ritman, Alex (22 March 2023). "BAFTA TV Awards: 'This is Going to Hurt,' 'The Responder' Lead Pack of Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 22 March 2023. Retrieved 22 March 2023.
- Spangler, Todd (24 September 2014). "Netflix Procures 'Peaky Blinders' Brit Drama in Exclusive Pact With Weinstein Co., Endemol". Variety. Archived from the original on 28 September 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- Grey, Tobias (30 May 2016). "'Peaky Blinders' Season 3: The British Gangland Saga is Back on Netflix". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
- Bartleet, Larry (10 May 2016). "10 Perfect Choices on the Peaky Blinders Soundtrack". NME. Archived from the original on 13 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
- Debnath, Neela (6 December 2018). "Peaky Blinders season 5 release date, cast, plot: When is the new series released?". Daily Express. Archived from the original on 18 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
- "Does popular culture influence our choice of baby names?". The UK Deed Poll Office. Archived from the original on 2 January 2022. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
- "Peaky Blinders: Mastermind > A Puzzle-Adventure Game". Curve Digital. Archived from the original on 12 July 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
- "Peaky Blinders: Mastermind - FuturLab". Archived from the original on 15 June 2021.
- Feltham, Jamie (10 February 2022). "Peaky Blinders VR Game Announced, First Trailer Revealed". Retrieved 16 December 2022.
- Hayden, Scott (23 November 2022). "'Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom' to Release on Quest 2 and Pico 4 Next March". Road to VR. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
- Long, Paul (2017), "Class, Place and History in the Imaginative Landscapes of Peaky Blinders", in Forrest, D.; Johnson, B. (eds.), Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain, Palgrave, p. 165