Peaky Blinders series 5: BBC announces release date for new episodes

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The BBC has revealed that the long-awaited fifth season of Peaky Blinders will premiere on Sunday 25 August at 9pm.

Cillian Murphy will be reprising his role as Tommy Shelby in a series which sees his character enter the realm of politics and go head to head with Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin), who later became the leader of the British Union of Fascists.

The new season, which sees the show move from BBC Two to BBC One, is set in Birmingham in the late 1920s.

Writer Steven Knight recently spoke about the “chilling” resonance of the show’s fascist themes at the season five premiere, saying: “People will find it staggering that the language, the phrases, the sentences used at the time are not just similar [to now] but the same, it’s chilling.”

Peaky Blinders season five begins on Sunday 25 August at 9pm on BBC One

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