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Peaky Blinders is a British crime drama television series created by Steven Knight. Set in Birmingham, England, it follows the exploits of the Peaky Blinders crime gang in the direct aftermath of the First World War. The fictional gang is loosely based on a real urban youth gang of the same name who were active in the city from the 1880s to the 1910s. It features an ensemble cast led by Cillian Murphy, starring as Tommy Shelby, Helen McCrory as Elizabeth "Polly" Gray, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby and Joe Cole as John Shelby, the gang's senior members. Sam Neill, Annabelle Wallis, Iddo Goldberg, Charlotte Riley, Tom Hardy, Paddy Considine, Adrien Brody, Aidan Gillen, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sam Claflin, James Frecheville and Stephen Graham are also starring. It premiered on 12 September 2013, telecast on BBC Two until the fourth series (with repeats on BBC Four), then moved to BBC One for the fifth and sixth series. The fifth series premiered on BBC One on 25 August 2019 and finished on 22 September 2019. Netflix, under a deal with Weinstein Company and Endemol, acquired the rights to release the show in the United States and around the world. In January 2021, it was announced that series six would be the last, followed by a spinoff film. Series six was broadcast from 27 February 2022 to 3 April 2022 in the UK, with worldwide Netflix release later in the year. Overview Peaky Blinders is an epic centered on a crime family of mixed Irish Catholic and Romani origins based in Birmingham, England, starting in 1919, several months after the end of the First World War in November 1918. It centres on the Peaky Blinders street gang and their ambitious, cunning crime boss Tommy Shelby (Murphy). The gang comes to the attention of Major Chester Campbell (Neill), a detective chief inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary sent over by Winston Churchill from Belfast, where he had been sent to clean up the city of the Irish Republican Army flying columns, the Communist Party of Great Britain, street gangs, and common criminals. Winston Churchill (played by Andy Nyman in series 1 and Richard McCabe in series 2) charged him with suppressing disorder and uprising in Birmingham and recovering a stolen cache of arms meant to be shipped to Libya. The first series concluded on 3 December 1919—"Black Star Day", the event where the Peaky Blinders plan to take over Billy Kimber's betting pitches at the Worcester Races. The second series has the Peaky Blinders expand their criminal organisation in the "South and North while maintaining a stronghold in their Birmingham heartland." It begins in 1921 and ends with a climax at Epsom racecourse on 31 May 1922, Derby Day.The third series starts and ends in 1924, as it follows Tommy and the gang entering an even more dangerous world as they once again expand, this time internationally. The third series also features Father John Hughes (Paddy Considine), who is involved in an anticommunist organisation; Ruben Oliver (Alexander Siddig), a painter whom Polly enlists to paint her portrait; Russian Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna (Gaite Jansen); and Linda Shelby (Kate Phillips), new wife of Arthur. The fourth series begins on Christmas Eve 1925, and ends following the general strike of May 1926, with Tommy using Jessie Eden for information and being elected as a Member of Parliament in 1927. The fifth series begins two years later on 29 October 1929 (Black Tuesday) and ends on 7 December 1929, the morning after a rally led by British Union of Fascists leader Sir Oswald Mosley. The sixth series begins on 5 December 1933, as prohibition is repealed in the United States. The Nazi Party has also obtained power in Germany, leading to a growth in membership of the British Union of Fascists. Cast and characters Main Cillian Murphy as Thomas "Tommy" Shelby, the leader of the Peaky Blinders. Sam Neill as Chief Inspector/Major Chester Campbell (series 1–2), an Ulster Protestant policeman drafted from Belfast. Helen McCrory as Elizabeth "Polly" Gray (series 1–5), née Shelby, the aunt of the Shelby siblings, and treasurer of the Peaky Blinders. Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby Jr., Tommy's best friend and brother of the Shelby siblings. Iddo Goldberg as Freddie Thorne (series 1), a known communist who fought in the Great War and Ada's husband. Annabelle Wallis as Grace Shelby (series 1–3, 5), née Burgess, a former undercover agent, and Irish Protestant. She is Tommy’s first wife and mother of his son Charles. Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne, née Shelby, the only sister of the Shelby brothers. Joe Cole as John "Johnny" Shelby (series 1–4), the third-youngest Shelby brother and a member of the Peaky Blinders. Ned Dennehy as Charlie Strong, owner of a boatyard and an uncle figure to the Shelby siblings. Benjamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah 'Jimmy' Jesus, a preacher, and friend of the Peaky Blinders. Andy Nyman (series 1), Richard McCabe (recurring series 2), and Neil Maskell (series 5–6) as Winston Churchill David Dawson as Roberts (series 1), Billy Kimber’s accountant. Charlie Creed-Miles as Billy Kimber (series 1), a local kingpin and leader of The Birmingham Boys who runs the local races. Tommy Flanagan as Arthur Shelby, Sr. (series 1), the father of the Shelby siblings and Polly's brother. Natasha O'Keeffe as Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shelby, née Stark (series 2–6; recurring series 1), an ex-prostitute who worked for Tommy as his secretary. She is his second wife and the mother of his daughter Ruby. Charlotte Riley as May Fitz Carleton (series 2, 4), a wealthy widow who owns racehorses. Finn Cole as Michael Gray (series 2–6), Polly's biological son. Noah Taylor as Darby Sabini (series 2), the leader of an Italian gang in Camden Town. Tom Hardy as Alfred "Alfie" Solomons (series 2–6), the leader of a Jewish gang in Camden Town. Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Esme Shelby, née Lee (series 3–4, 6; recurring series 1–2), John’s wife. Packy Lee as Johnny Dogs (series 3–6; recurring series 1), Tommy’s Gypsy friend. Gaite Jansen as Princess Tatiana Petrovna (series 3), a Russian princess who has an affair with Tommy. Jan Bijvoet as Arch Duke Leon Romanov (series 3), Tatiana’s uncle. Dina Korzun as Grand Duchess Izabella Petrovna (series 3), Tatiana’s aunt. Alexander Siddig as Ruben Oliver (series 3), a portrait artist in a romantic relationship with Polly. Paddy Considine as Father John Hughes (series 3), a priest working with the anti-communist Section D (The Economic League) in the British government. Ian Peck as Curly (series 4–6; recurring series 1–3), a horse expert and Charlie’s assistant. Kate Phillips as Linda Shelby (series 4–6; recurring series 3), Arthur’s wife who is a devout Christian. Charlie Murphy as Jessie Eden (series 4–5), a union convenor and Tommy’s lover. Jack Rowan as Bonnie Gold (series 4–5), Aberama’s boxing champion son. Aidan Gillen as Aberama Gold (series 4–5), an ally of the P.... Discover the Catherine Hokin popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Catherine Hokin books.

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The Poppy Wife


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Good Taste


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The Manchester Bantams


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An English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme


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Teaching Children English as an Additional Language


Here is a typical classroom scenario: out of the thirty children, two-thirds speak a different language at home and only speak English at school. Even though many pupils’ English skil...

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Move to Learn


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Caroline Scott reveals the prejudice and poverty faced by Irish migrant communities in 19th-century Britain.

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