Series six takes us to 1933, which brings both opportunities and dangers to the Peaky Blinders. Tommy (Cillian Murphy) sets off to North America, where the end of Prohibition brings new opportunities. Tommy has sworn off some of his personal bad habits but expanded his drug business to Canada, a move that has once again brought him into conflict with Michael (Finn Cole). He’s also still involved with Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) and his fascists, insisting that he’ll be able to bring them down more easily from the inside. Arthur (Paul Anderson) is far from sober, and is a shell of the man he once was, while Ada (Sophie Rundle) is desperately trying to take Polly’s (Helen McCrory) place as emotional centre of the family. Beset by demons old and new, Tommy Shelby conceives a radical strategy to deal with a world on the road to hell.
Best Drama Performance
Best Returning Drama
The beginning of the end of one of the great British TV drama achievements of recent years is as movingly intimate, cinematically ambitious and sweepingly epic as ever.
Empire, Boyd Hilton 01/03/22