Peaky Blinders (2013– )
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Black Tuesday 

In the wake of the Wall Street Crash, Tommy faces new dangers from unexpected quarters.


Anthony Byrne


Steven Knight (created by), Steven Knight




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cillian Murphy ... Thomas Shelby
Helen McCrory ... Aunt Polly
Paul Anderson ... Arthur Shelby
Sophie Rundle ... Ada Shelby
Finn Cole ... Michael Gray
Annabelle Wallis ... Grace Burgess
Natasha O'Keeffe ... Lizzie Stark
Kate Phillips ... Linda Shelby
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Gina Gray
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Col Ben Younger
Packy Lee ... Johnny Dogs
Aidan Gillen ... Aberama Gold
Sam Claflin ... Oswald Mosley
Harry Kirton ... Finn Shelby
Daryl McCormack ... Isaiah Jesus


In the wake of the Wall Street Crash, Tommy faces new dangers from unexpected quarters.

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In the House of Commons scene, both Mr Shelby and Mr Mosley, who are Labour MPs, appear to sitting in the opposition benches, across from the government, which was led by Labour's Ramsay McDonald at the time of Black Tuesday. Oswald Mosley held office in McDonald's government but is sitting below the gangway opposing him. See more »


Polly refers to Ada's future baby as being "the color of a Hollywood Oscar". The Academy Award statuette wasn't commonly called an "Oscar" until 1934 while this is set in 1929. See more »


Aunt Polly: Imagine. The father is scared. He runs away. You're left. The baby's black, he's a bastard and it's Birmingham. But you don't care. Because the world has changed. And the baby's eyes are golden. And you're gonna leave her with Aunt Polly every day to look after. Aunt Polly, who insisted that you called her Elizabeth.
Ada Shelby: How do you know it's a her?
Aunt Polly: Because I'm Polly Gray.
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PB Part 5.1
5 October 2019 | by mtex91See all my reviews

Well, here we go again for the fifth time. I've been an avid watcher of the Peaky Blinders since day one and while this opener wasn't as good as the others, it still was a very good and strong episode. Has it changed? Yes. Is it understandable that some people don't like the change in cinematography? Absolutely. But compared to all the other shows out there, it's still well above average. The acting and dialogue were good, although a bit wooden at times. The cinematography is different, but also very refreshing. On the downside: Too much time was wasted on finding the best camera angles and shots which left the story behind. Since the very beginning, Peaky Blinders has lived from the strong and fast forward moving plot. The plot was there, but as others have already pointed out, the pace was too slow for a six episode season.

I don't mind the new art style from the new director, as long as the plot stays as strong as it was during the last 4 seasons. Hopefully the next episode will have a better balance between the two.

Nonetheless a very strong episode.


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