‘Peaky Blinders’ Season Five Starts 25th August

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, TV
Published 09.08.19

Peaky Blinders season 5 will be airing on the 25th of August this yeah and we can’t wait.

Moving from BBC2 to BBC1, you may have thought that in a bid to become even more popular and mainstream, the creators behind Peaky Blinders might have had to clean things up a bit.

Think how in the wake of the Disney-Fox merger, everyone thinks Deadpool is just going to become wacky Spider-Man, rather than the foul-mouthed, death-dealing mercenary that he is.


That apparently isn’t the case though as Helen McCrory revealed that season 5 is “disgustingly violent”.

She said:

I’ve only seen episode one, and there’s a whole bit […]

I look away from the screen. I, as Helen, can’t watch it. I think it’s disgusting, gratuitous violence. It is… no, not gratuitous – disgustingly violent.

But it is. And it should be. I think it’s much more disturbing than somebody slashes somebody’s face or somebody shoots somebody and it’s all just the end of it.”


I mean as it goes, watching someone have their eyes slashed is pretty abhorrent and I’m already known in my circle for not being a fan of gore. I’m not a prude or particularly screamish or anything, I just think it gets overused a lot, but If McCrory says it’s not gratuitous and absolutely works, then I trust her.

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But back to when we can actually expect the new season, and that’s on Sunday the 25th of August, this year, at 9pm on BBC1.

Usually at this point in a series, the fandom starts to run out of steam and the actors and creators begin to lose faith in their product – just look at how much everyone was desperate for a third season of Sherlock but went quiet after season four ended – not Peaky Blinders, though…


No one could have predicted the meteoric rise of Peaky Blinders, and I defy you to find a more depressing setting than post-World War One Birmingham, yet here we are, champing at the bit for Cillian Murphy to reemerge and steal the hearts of all of our girlfriends.

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We’ve got a lot to look forward to as well, with creator Steven Knight telling Birmingham Live:

Director Anthony Byrne (Ripper Street / Silent Witness) has done a fantastic job. And Cillian is right at the top of his game.”


He also told Radio Times that this is the best season yet, saying:

I personally believe – and I think everybody involved believes – that this is the best series yet, for all sorts of reasons. There’s a lot going on, there’s a lot of bells ringing, there’s a lot of conflict happening.”

Just 16 days…

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