Peaky Blinders season 5: When does Peaky Blinders return to BBC? When does series start?

Peaky Blinders will be back on our screens very soon, with the BBC finally confirming when the fifth series of the hit drama will be returning. Season five will take place in the year of 1929 as the Shelbys face the fall-out of the financial crash as well as come up against a new – and very powerful – enemy. Here’s everything you need to know about the new series of the Steven Knight drama series. 

When does Peaky Blinders return to BBC?

Peaky Blinders will make its highly anticipated return to screens this summer.

The BBC has now officially confirmed that the drama will be returning on Sunday, August 25.

The series will air at 9pm on BBC One, making the transition from its BBC Two home for the previous four seasons.

Filming began back in October 2018 and finished in March 2019.

Season four ended with Tommy being elected as an MP for Birmingham South and this season will see him enter the world of politics.

The trailer for Peaky Blinders hints that Tommy will be heading into the halls of Westminster where he will collide with politician is Oswald Mosley (played by Sam Claflin).

At a Q&A at the BFI recently, Claflin hinted that he could be Tommy’s biggest enemy yet.

He said: “Tommy is out of his comfort zone – he’s playing the big boy’s game. He’s playing chess if you will and Oswald Mosley grew up playing chess. It’s the big fish in a small pond going into the ocean all of a sudden.

“The two of them enjoy the challenge of trying to outwit one another using each other to better themselves.

“Obviously when those two characters come together, it will hopefully excite people as much as it did me.”

There will be six episodes in the upcoming season, and the upcoming run will see the popular historical drama move from BBC Two to BBC One.

The move is due to the show’s huge popularity and its role in the resurgence of drama on the BBC over the last five years.

“I want to give it the chance to be enjoyed by an even broader audience on BBC One,” BBC Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore said.

The show is available to watch on Netflix after fans were able to watch season four when it dropped.

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What will happen in Peaky Blinders season 5?

The official synopsis for season five reads: “Series five finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929.

“Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”

Some new cast members have also been added to the line-up.

Among them is Sam Claflin from Journey’s End, Anya Taylor-Joy from The Witch and Biran Gleeson from Phantom Thread.

Returning cast members include Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle and Finn Cole.

Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keeffe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy and Kingsley Ben-Adir also star.

Creator Knight has also teased the season will be the biggest yet. 

He said at the BFI Q&A that the new outing is  “the best so far.”

Peaky Blinders season 5 will be released on BBC One on Sunday, August 25 at 9pm

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