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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

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 Thomas Shelby (19 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Arthur Shelby (19 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 John Shelby (19 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Aunt Polly / ... (19 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Ada Shelby (18 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Charlie Strong (17 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Curly (16 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Grace Burgess / ... (14 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sergeant Moss / ... (13 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Inspector Chester Campbell / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Esme Shelby / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2016)
Eric Campbell ...
 Policeman / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Michael Gray (11 episodes, 2014-2016)
Harry Kirton ...
 Finn Shelby (11 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Johnny Dogs (10 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Lizzie Stark / ... (9 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Henry (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Nipper (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Isiah / ... (8 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Alfie Solomons (8 episodes, 2014-2017)
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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

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The streets are theirs. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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30 September 2014 (USA)  »

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Birmingemska banda  »

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Although set in 1920s Birmingham, the show is mostly filmed around Liverpool and Merseyside and in London. Wherever possible and appropriate, scenes are shot in Birmingham and the West Midlands (such as The Black Country Museum in Dudley) however there are very few areas of Birmingham left that still resemble the period environment required. See more »

Goofs

When the characters are supposed to speak in Gypsy language they are actually talking in Romanian. See more »

Quotes

Grace Burgess: You think I am a whore?
Tommy Shelby: Everyone's a whore, Grace. We just sell different parts of ourselves.
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Referenced in You're the Worst: Other Things You Could Be Doing (2015) See more »

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Finally - The BBC are back in action!
17 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Dirty Pretty Things was good - excellent script, cracking acting... but it wasn't Peaky Blinders and this latest effort by Steven Knight is sublime! A couple of the Midland accents left a little to be desired but that is absolutely the only fault - and one to be easily ignored in the face of great writing, casting and direction.

Sam Neil does "villain" with such ease that it's hard to recall all his non-villainous roles, or at least hard to remember them fondly. And his Northern Irish accent is excellent! Muphy proves, beyond doubt (if you had any to begin with), that he's not just a pretty boy - he kills this role in so many ways.

A dark and Macabre, moody, sexy British drama - something for the BBC to be proud of. And it's been a while.


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