The BEST Episodes of Peaky Blinders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 5, 2019

Network: BBC One

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 8.56
2,659 votes
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
1,835 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 8.38
2,839 votes
Directors: Tom Harper
Writers: Steven Knight
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 8.36
2,918 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Steven Knight
Mr Jones

#5 - Mr Jones

Season 5 - Episode 6

Family tensions surface after an unexpected announcement. Tommy puts his plan for Oswald Mosley into action, but has he underestimated his opponent?

star 8.24
592 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Steven Knight
The Noose

#6 - 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 8.22
2,249 votes
The Loop

#7 - The Loop

Season 5 - Episode 4

Tommy agrees to dangerous new partnerships when a golden opportunity presents itself. A Shelby party promises fireworks.

star 8.20
713 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Steven Knight
Black Cats

#8 - Black Cats

Season 5 - Episode 2

The Peaky Blinders come under fire when Tommy finds danger on his doorstep and a friend is brutally attacked.

star 8.15
855 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Steven Knight
The Shock

#9 - The Shock

Season 5 - Episode 5

Tommy reveals his intentions for Mosley. Someone close to the Shelbys is targeted.

star 8.13
662 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Steven Knight
Black Tuesday

#10 - Black Tuesday

Season 5 - Episode 1

1929 – While his family deals with the repercussions of the Wall Street Crash, Tommy Shelby MP faces new dangers from unexpected quarters.

star 8.12
920 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Steven Knight
Heathens

#11 - 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
2,030 votes
Strategy

#12 - Strategy

Season 5 - Episode 3

The charismatic Mosley shows his hand. Tommy prepares to make a treacherous new alliance.

star 8.07
782 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Steven Knight
Episode 4

#13 - 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 8.06
2,909 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Steven Knight
Episode 5

#14 - 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 8.02
2,563 votes
Dangerous

#15 - 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
1,935 votes
Episode 5

#16 - 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 8.01
2,849 votes
Directors: Tom Harper
Writers: Toby Finlay, Steven Knight
The Duel

#17 - 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 8.01
1,881 votes
Episode 3

#18 - 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 7.97
2,661 votes
Directors: Colm McCarthy
Writers:
Episode 2

#19 - 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 7.96
3,076 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Steven Knight
Episode 3

#20 - 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
3,017 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Steven Knight
Episode 4

#21 - 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 7.94
2,596 votes
Episode 5

#22 - 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 7.93
2,903 votes
Blackbird

#23 - 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 7.92
1,972 votes
Episode 1

#24 - 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
2,880 votes
Directors: Colm McCarthy
Writers:
Episode 4

#25 - 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 7.89
2,974 votes
Directors: Tom Harper
Writers: Stephen Russell, Steven Knight