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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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30 September 2014 (USA)  »

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Birmingemska banda  »

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Trivia

While the show has often received criticism for the seemingly inaccurate accents, much of the cast and crew have confirmed that they are historically accurate. The 1920's dialect for Birmingham, England was said to be slightly different. Helen McCrory has even stated the accents are authentic 1920's Birmingham dialects. Despite this, many UK viewers believe that the accents are watered down versions of proper dialect to appeal to US viewers. See more »

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

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[Repeated line]
various characters: By order of the Peaky Blinders
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The perfect storm....
10 October 2013 | by (Peterborough, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill are Amazing. I started watching the series because I saw that Sam Neill was in it, and that other guy who had a bit part in the Batman movies. As I watched the series I found myself extremely impressed with Cillian Murphy's acting. That was one of my first thoughts. As I watched on, I realized that the entire cast was great. The writing, character development, the acting, the soundtrack, the camera work.... the grittiness of it all. Usually a series takes a show or two, or even the entire first season to pull itself together into something great, this show started of spectacularly and rips right through the gate!


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