The Best Episodes of Peaky Blinders

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2018

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Episode 6

#1 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

As derby day arrives, Tommy is faced with impossible decisions as he plans to strike back at his enemies and take the family business to another level. Meanwhile, Major Campbell has one final card to play - one that he is certain will bring about Tommy's demise.

star 8.57
2,331 votes
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The Company

#2 - The Company

Season 4 - Episode 6

It is the night of the big fight - Bonnie Gold versus Goliath. But as the bell rings and the crowd goes wild, dangers lurk in the shadows for Tommy Shelby and his family. When Changretta plays his final ace, he sets in motion a series of events that will change the Peaky Blinders forever.

star 8.45
1,498 votes
Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

As Thomas Shelby prepares to oust Billy Kimber, hidden secrets are revealed and the family have to face up to the problems that have divided them. Meanwhile, Campbell, obsessed with taking down the Peaky Blinders, unleashes one last plan to destroy them.

star 8.40
2,480 votes
Directors: Tom Harper
Writers: Steven Knight
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Episode 6

#4 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6

As Tommy prepares to commit the most audacious crime of his career, an unexpected blow forces him to face his worst fears in a race against time.

star 8.37
2,630 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Steven Knight
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The Noose

#5 - The Noose

Season 4 - Episode 1

December 1925. Tommy Shelby OBE (Cillian Murphy) has acquired unprecedented legitimacy. The former gangster is also a man alone, estranged from his family and focused only on business. But when he receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger of annihilation. As the enemy closes in, Tommy flees his country house and returns to the only safe place he knows: Small Heath, Birmingham, the slum where he grew up. Facing a more determined and sophisticated threat than ever before, the Shelby family must find a way to put differences aside, work together, take up arms and fight for survival...

star 8.23
1,929 votes
Heathens

#6 - Heathens

Season 4 - Episode 2

As the Shelbys come to terms with the shocking events of Christmas Day, Tommy endeavours to unite his family. Until the current threat is dealt with, their only safe place is together in Small Heath. Johnny Dogs and Charlie set about arming the locals - everyone is now a Peaky bodyguard. Tommy enlists the help of tough Romany Gypsy Aberama Gold, who wants something unusual in return. Jessie Eden confronts Tommy about the workers' pay. She warns him that revolution is in the air, and when Tommy doesn't relent she calls his bluff. As the situation plays out, Tommy's factory manager tells him he has one more meeting - with a mysterious businessman from Paris. But what transpires is no ordinary meeting with no ordinary businessman...

star 8.09
1,716 votes
Episode 4

#7 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4

Tommy and Tatiana play a personal and dangerous game to acquire information from one another, and Tommy finally comprehends the magnitude of Tatiana's warped ideals. Meanwhile, Polly reveals a dark secret, with terrible consequences for Tommy.

star 8.07
2,631 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Steven Knight
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Episode 5

#8 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

Tommy is caught by surprise when his powerbase in London is obliterated. As Tommy struggles to save his family and regain the upper hand, May expresses her feelings for him, and he is paid a visit by an old friend.

star 8.04
2,231 votes
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Episode 5

#9 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

Thomas Shelby has to deal with an IRA chief who has come to Small Heath to avenge his cousin's death. Meanwhile Campbell gets closer to the stolen guns, and Grace has to decide whether her loyalties lie with him or with Thomas.

star 8.02
2,488 votes
Directors: Tom Harper
Writers: Toby Finlay, Steven Knight
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Dangerous

#10 - Dangerous

Season 4 - Episode 4

The Peaky Blinders are lured by the Italians into a cat-and-mouse chase on the streets of Birmingham, where it becomes clear that Tommy has met his match. Trapped in Small Heath, Tommy tries to console himself with a visit from an old flame but it soon becomes clear that he can't always get what he wants. As his factory lies idle, Tommy confronts the possibility that the Communists might win and he will be deemed a traitor to his class. Meanwhile, Changretta prepares to spring another trap.

star 8.02
1,631 votes
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The Duel

#11 - The Duel

Season 4 - Episode 5

Tommy finds himself engaged in bloody battle with Luca Changretta and his gang. The family gather to find out what happened, but Lizzie has even greater news to break. Meanwhile, an army colonel has questions for Ada about her past as a communist, and Jessie Eden confirms just how far she is prepared to go in pursuit of her cause. And sensing an opportunity to capitalise on his situation, Luca Changretta makes his way to London to present a plan to Alfie Solomons.

star 7.99
1,586 votes
Episode 3

#12 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Tommy hatches a plan to take control of the southern racecourses. He also meets the aristocratic May Carleton, and sees an opportunity to move up in the world. Meanwhile both Major Campbell and London gangster Darby Sabini plan Tommy's downfall.

star 7.98
2,324 votes
Directors: Colm McCarthy
Writers:
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Episode 2

#13 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2

Tommy discovers the extent of the mission given to him and the extreme lengths his new paymasters are willing to go to in their quest for power. Meanwhile his own family's activities lead to escalating danger in Birmingham.

star 7.98
2,781 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Steven Knight
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Episode 3

#14 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3

Tommy travels to Wales seeking absolution, and uncovers a traitor in the Economic League. Michael develops a taste for guns. Arthur gets good news.

star 7.96
2,730 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Steven Knight
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Episode 4

#15 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Tommy finds out exactly what mission Major Campbell is forcing him to undertake. Arthur spearheads a ferocious takeover of London's Eden Club. Meanwhile, Polly's son Michael is welcomed into the business, and quickly experiences the dark side of the Peaky Blinders.

star 7.96
2,256 votes
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Episode 5

#16 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

As the Russians test the Peaky Blinders, Tommy realises that he is being seriously outmanoeuvred. But he has an ace up his sleeve in the form of an enemy turned ally - if only he can control him.

star 7.94
2,626 votes
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Blackbird

#17 - Blackbird

Season 4 - Episode 3

The Italians launch another attack on the Peaky Blinders. Tommy realises that the Shelbys need to evolve if they are to survive, but some of the family are reluctant to part with tradition. As the strike takes hold at the Lanchester factory, Tommy pays a personal visit to Jessie Eden, but he is outmanoeuvred when she reveals something she knows about his past. Changretta plots to continue the vendetta in the most devastating way possible. As well as identifying an enemy of the Shelby family who could help him, Luca makes direct contact with someone at the heart of the Peaky Blinders organisation.

star 7.93
1,669 votes
Episode 1

#18 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

As the 1920s begin to roar, business is booming for the Peaky Blinders gang. Tommy Shelby starts to expand his legal and illegal operations, with an eye on the racetracks of the south. Meanwhile, an enemy from Tommy's past returns to Birmingham.

star 7.92
2,525 votes
Directors: Colm McCarthy
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Episode 4

#19 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

Thomas Shelby's war with the Lee family of gypsies escalates, and Campbell puts further pressure on him to deliver the stolen guns. Meanwhile Thomas's brother John plans to marry a former prostitute, but Thomas suspects that she's still on the game.

star 7.90
2,580 votes
Directors: Tom Harper
Writers: Stephen Russell, Steven Knight
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Episode 2

#20 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

Thomas fixes a horserace, provoking the ire of local kingpin Billy Kimber. He also starts a war with gypsy family the Lees. Meanwhile, Inspector Campbell carries out a vicious raid of Small Heath in search of the stolen guns.

star 7.89
2,976 votes
Directors: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Steven Knight
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Episode 1

#21 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1

It is Thomas Shelby's long-awaited wedding day. In the middle of the celebrations, a mysterious visitor imperils the entire Shelby family, and Tommy finds himself pulled into a web of intrigue more lethal than anything he has yet encountered.

star 7.86
2,985 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Steven Knight
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Episode 2

#22 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

Tommy offers to help Polly by searching for her children, who long ago were taken from her. In London, Tommy risks his life by meeting enigmatic leader Alfie Solomons. Meanwhile Arthur continues to feel the devastating effects of the Great War.

star 7.86
2,418 votes
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Episode 3

#23 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

Thomas Shelby plans to go to Cheltenham races in order to get closer to Billy Kimber. Knowing the gangster's appetite for beautiful women, Thomas invites Grace to accompany him. Meanwhile some IRA sympathisers approach Thomas with an offer to buy the stolen guns.

star 7.77
2,666 votes
Directors: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Steven Knight
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Episode 1

#24 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

Birmingham, 1919. Thomas Shelby controls the Peaky Blinders, one of the city's most feared criminal organisations, but his ambitions go beyond running the streets. When a crate of guns goes missing, Thomas recognises an opportunity to move up in the world.

star 7.68
3,843 votes
Directors: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Steven Knight
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