Peaky Blinders is an English television crime drama set in 1920s Birmingham, England in the aftermath of World War I. The series, which was created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, Screen Yorkshire and Tiger Aspect Productions, follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family. Screen Yorkshire provided funding for the production through the Yorkshire Content Fund. It was the first production to receive funding from the Yorkshire Content Fund, which in turn made certain the majority of the show was filmed in Yorkshire as part of the deal.
Crime pays well. Business pays better.
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Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) had smoked over 3000 cigarettes on the show just by the end of Season 2. His current counts would sum to about 6000 cigarettes on set. However, he has informed reporters that he smokes herbal cigarettes (they don't contain tobacco or nicotine, and hence aren't addictive) and the creator, Steven Knight joked that the herbal ones are so weak that they would "probably count as one of his five-a-day". See more
Winston Churchill was Home Secretary 1910-1911, not after World War I when the series is set. See more
[quoting the poem/hymn by Christina Rossetti
"In the Bleak Midwinter..."
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Performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
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