Peaky Blinders (2013– )
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Episode #3.5 

As the Russians test the Peaky Blinders, Tommy realises that he is seriously outmaneuvered. But he has an ace up his sleeve.


Tim Mielants


Steven Knight (created by), Steven Knight




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cillian Murphy ... Thomas Shelby
Sophie Rundle ... Ada Shelby
Finn Cole ... Michael Gray
Billy Marwood Billy Marwood ... Charles Shelby (as Will Marwood)
Wendy Nottingham Wendy Nottingham ... Mary
Paul Anderson ... Arthur Shelby
Joe Cole ... John Shelby
Ned Dennehy ... Charlie Strong
Ian Peck ... Curly
Jassa Ahluwalia ... Dimitri
Packy Lee ... Johnny Dogs
Tom Hardy ... Alfie Solomons
Gaite Jansen ... Princess Tatiana Petrovna
Dina Korzun ... Grand Duchess Izabella
Helen McCrory ... Aunt Polly


Recovering from his injuries with a reliance on morphine Tommy, accompanied by Arthur and John, visits the Petrovnas at their London home, where, in their underground vault Tommy's new ally Alfie Solomon values the jewels with which they plan to pay Tommy though John learns that they have more sinister plans for the Shelbys. Returning to Birmingham Tommy recruits a team of tunnellers to help him steal the jewels and informs Polly, now having an affair with Ruben, that Michael knows Father Hughes of old and is prepared to kill him. Polly is not pleased at the news. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama


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31 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The Faberge Egg depicted in this episode is the Lillies of the Valley, it was made in 1898 for Tsar Nicolas 2ND and given to Empress Alexandra as a gift. See more »


It is 1922. In the beginning of the episode we see the beaten up Tom Shelby lying in a HALO vest. This is a device to stabilize the neck, usually for fractures, and the first use of it was not described until 1959. A few scenes later he is sitting on the bedside without the HALO vest but with a fresh scalp wound. Although not specifically stated it would be reasonable to assume that the skull operation took place on the same day as the admission to hospital and that the HALO vest was applied directly thereafter. A HALO vest is usually worn from 6 weeks to three months and certainly never for just a few days. See more »


Aunt Polly: You should call this painting... fuck them all!
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Cherry Lips
Written by Mark Cleveland, Dorian Hobday and Sam Windett
Performed by Archie Bronson Outfit
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First of all I love this show
26 August 2019 | by daleflSee all my reviews

They went completely off the tracks with this episode. I haven't timed it, but I'd be willing to bet half of the episode was just people fking. It's like they woke up with a bad hangover and few ideas. The scant story line wasn't enough to hold it's own so they thought it would be a good idea to throw in a bunch of gratuitous sex, which didn't contribute anything to the plot or story.

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