||Drama, Crime, History
||Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Joe Cole, Tom Hardy, Tony Pitts, Annabelle Wallis, Sam Neill, Cillian Murphy, Iddo Goldberg, Sophie Rundle
Set in 1919, Birmingham, England, the ambitious gang leader of the Peaky Blinders, Thomas Shelby finds his crew has come under the scrutiny of Belfast Chief Inspector Chester Campbell, who has been sent to clean up the city of crime. The Shelby’s have a family meeting, where Arthur presents information about a copper recruiting Protestant Irishmen to come to Birmingham as Special police men to clean up the city. At a church, Polly Shelby pressures Thomas until he finally tells her about how his men accidentally acquired the wrong crate during a routine pick-up, instead taking a crate that contained Lewis machine guns, ammunition, semi-automatic rifles, and pistols with shells. Polly tells Thomas to dump the machine guns before he gets hanged for having them. Grace Burgess enters The Garrison Pub and talks to Harry Fenton, the landlord, about a job posting. At first Harry turns her down, but Grace sings part of a song (the Irish ballad “I wish I was in Carrickfergus”) that wins him over. Arthur Shelby goes to the cinema with two women, but gets captured by policemen and taken to Chief Inspector Campbell. Campbell asks Arthur what he knows about the robbery, and beats him when Arthur does not give him the answers he wants. Grace and Harry help serve a full house of men on their way to a football game. Grace meets Thomas for the first time, and brings him a bottle of rum on the house. Harry warns her to stay away from him.