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The Peaky Blinders cast reveal THEIR favourite scenes and moments

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 13/11/2017 Roz Laws
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As series four of Peaky Blinders nears its much-awaited screening on BBC2, the cast have revealed their favourite episodes and scenes.

There have been many stand-out scenes to make us laugh, cry, gasp and cheer over the three series we’ve seen.

But here are the ones the cast have chosen from the hit drama based among a family of 1920s Birmingham gangsters.

Helen McCrory (Aunt Polly)

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“My most memorable scene is the first one I filmed. I had been filming with Julie Walters and she recorded for me the whole of the first scene as her Brummie grandfather would have said it.

“The director Otto Bathurst came up to me afterwards and quietly said ‘You can’t talk like that, no-one can understand what the hell you are saying. No-one has spoken like that since 1911’.

“It always makes me laugh when I see that scene.”

Aidan Gillen (Romany hitman Aberama Gold)

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“My favourite episode is the one which made me go ‘I want to be in this’.

“It was the last episode of series two, when they’re in the field about to shoot Tommy. I thought ‘He’s not going to get out of this, this is the end’. But he did in a way that dealt such an emotional sucker punch.”

Steven Knight (Brummie creator)

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He agreed episode six of season two was possibly his best work.

“It’s my favourite episode. I love the line when the hitman says ‘Get out of your grave, tinker’.”

Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby)

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“It’s hard to pick just one episode but I do love it when we film big family meetings. There’s a lot of tension in the story but there’s a nice atmosphere off set, we all have a laugh when we’re together.”

Sophie Rundle (Ada Shelby)

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“I like the first episode of series four best because it’s technically the Peaky Blinders Christmas special!

“Ada has spent a lot of time rebelling from the family but in this series she embraces the fact that she’s a Shelby and comes back into the fold.”

Harry Kirton (Finn Shelby)

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Harry, who plays youngest brother Finn, is from Northfield and has grown up with the show having been cast for series two aged 15.

Now 19, this is his last series. He reveals that Finn has a lot of growing up to do in the fourth series and picks episode four to come as a pivotal point for him.

Harry says: “He’s earning his name. Episode four of this series is my favourite episode of them all, when I have some really nice scenes with my brothers.

“And the Black Country Living Museum is my favourite place to film.”

Peaky Blinders returns to BBC2 on Wednesday, November 15, at 9pm.

Related: Cillian Murphy: "Everyone wants to talk Peaky Blinders!" (Provided by ITN News)


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