A double-bill for Peaky Blinders fans.
In the immortal words of Tommy Sheby “no fighting, no fighting, no fucking fighting” because now is a glorious time for Peaky Blinders fans.
Why? Well, the wait is nearly over because Steven Knight’s superb drama returns on 25 August and to make things even better, fans of the show will not have to wait around until the second episode airs because that’s going to be shown on Monday, 26 August.
The BBC’s official website has confirmed the listings and they’ve also provided a brief synopsis of the plot for each episode.
Consider this to be a spoiler alert if you’ve no interest in knowing what the episodes are about.
The season opener is set in 1929 and it’s called Black Tuesday.
In terms of the plot, we’re told that “The Shelby family have dispersed: Michael is living at Shelby Company headquarters in Detroit, while Aunt Polly is holed up with a pilot in Monte Carlo.
“But the family are quickly brought back together when news of the Wall Street Crash hits and its implications for the family business become clear.”
It adds: “Meanwhile, Tommy’s political career is going from strength to strength; he gives a rousing speech in the House of Commons. It’s not long, however, before ghosts from Tommy’s past threaten to undermine his position.”
As for the second episode, titled Black Cats, it appears that the threat levels are going to escalate.
“Tommy is at Arrow House when he receives a call from a mysterious new ally with potentially devastating information. At Westminster, in a dimly lit bar, he, Ada and Mosley meet to discuss business.
“Meanwhile, a rival gang, keen to send a message to Tommy, use brutal means to do so. At the Garrison pub, Arthur and Finn reveal their plans to expand the Peaky business empire. Later, a birthday celebration is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of someone close to Tommy with a message about a dangerous new enemy,” we’re told.
The Season 5 premiere of Peaky Blinders airs at 9pm on BBC1 on 25 August and the second episode starts at 9.30pm on 26 August on the same channel.