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BBC teases first-look image as Cillian Murphy reprises Peaky Blinders role

The BBC has revealed a sneak peak of Cillian Murphy reprising his role as Tommy Shelby as filming for the next series of Peaky Blinders gets underway.

A photograph of Cillian Murphy reprising his role as Tommy Shelby has been released by the BBC as filming for the fifth series of Peaky Blinders gets underway.

The acclaimed Bafta award-winning gangster drama began filming in Manchester last month.

Series five of Steven Knight’s crime family saga finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. 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.

The show will move from BBC2 to BBC1 when it returns.

Executive producer, Caryn Mandabach said, “Steve’s Birmingham saga becomes more fascinating and more relevant with every chapter. This one promises to be the best yet. I’m truly grateful to the BBC for their support of such thrilling, immersive and resonant storytelling”.

Creator, Steven Knight said, “The story of the Peaky Blinders and of the Shelby family gets woven into the political fabric of Britain and Europe as the 1920’s end and the thirties begin. Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then.”