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Gangster Drama

BBC One original crime drama Peaky Blinders made its fifth season available in North America on Netflix Friday October 4, 2019.

#PeakyBlinders series 6 has been confirmed.

rottentomatoes: 91%

metacritic: N/A

imdb: 8.8

BAFTA: 3 wins


Tommy Shelby, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Cillian MurphyThomas Shelby

Sergeant Major Tommy Shelby and his associates readjust to the NYSE crash of 1929 outside of Birmingham, England.


“Arthur.  Hmm.  They say they haven’t even heard of us.  So tell Aberama and Isiah to introduce ourselves.  And Finn, you stay out of it.” — Tommy Shelby

“Come here, you.  Come here, come here, come here.  Ooh!  Now, what have you been up to, eh?  Any time, Johnny.  Where’s Charles?  Charlie, get out here now.  Let’s get it done.  Charles, come here.  Sit down.  Now listen to me.  Your horse was sick.  He was in pain.  The vet couldn’t do anything.  Even Curly couldn’t do anything.  I put him to sleep.  It’s what you do.  Charlie.  Dangerous, my beautiful horse.  Too wild to race.  Wouldn’t take the reins or the whip.  Should have been a war horse.  Got tired of the pasture.  Couldn’t stick the peace  and the quiet, gave up on life… and he’s now free.  In the bleak… fill it in, Johnny.  Take her.” — Tommy Shelby

“Huh? I told Michael on Friday this was going to happen.  Michael held on… Michael.  Michael held on.  Michael held on, and carried on dancing and playing and fucking in the snow.  Charlie!  Charlie, come out here now.  The kid never fucking listens.  He never listens, Lizzie.  What do I have to do to make people fucking listen to me.  Lizzie, you go with Arthur to Birmingham.  You stay in the Midland Hotel.  Arthur, call a full meeting for the board of directors tomorrow at noon.  A full fucking meeting.  Need to do some thinking.  I won’t be on my own.  I’m never on my own.  Lizzie, you have the driver come back tomorrow.  And Arthur, tell my boy that sometimes, death is a kindness.  Come on.” — Tommy Shelby

“What now?  I take it for the pain and to keep warm.  All this time… too much to do, Grace.  The kids… no need to say goodbye.  No need to sleep.  Just think, Tom.” — Tommy Shelby

“How far have we got?  Yeah?  What documents?  Yes and no.  It is true that a large proportion of the company’s funds were invested in American stocks and shares.  All investments are approved by the board, Linda.  Linda, after this meeting, there will be another meeting, for just family.  Arthur– to be precise, everything we channelled through the New York Stock Exchange is now offering a return of ten cents on the dollar.  And the Nolan Bank of America, where we invested our fluidity, is offering give cents to the dollar on all deposits.  Yeah.  But there is hope.  As non-executive director of the company, I need permission from the chairman to present my strategy to the board.” — Tommy Shelby

“Good to see you.  Yeah.  What did I do?  Good.  Glad to hear it.  Glad to hear it.  All the way, brother.  All the way.  Yeah?  Where do you work?  Greenham Brothers, I know them.  They’re not gonna cut you’re hours.  Gentlemen and ladies, if you could all move into the Saloon bar, where you will all be served a free pint of Stingo.  Any man who served in France gets a brandy chaser.  Despite what you’re reading in the newspapers, I want to hear singing and laughing.  Fuck the stock market!  They backed the wrong horses.  So fucking what, eh?  You’re welcome.  You’re welcome.  Sent by me.  I told Finn to stay out of it.  He obviously didn’t listen.  Fifty thousand pound.  In cash.  A particular opportunity presented to me in confidence.  I dealt with it in confidence.  This pimp was blackmailing a senior member of the House of Lords.  A very wealthy man.  The man we did the job for is a High Court judge.  We received intelligence from a senior police officer at Scotland Yard.  I’ve made lots of new friends in London.  Men with influence.  The police felt the same way about this pimp as we did.  He wasn’t worth a trial.  The coppers cleared the streets for us.  This work was commissioned by a High Court judge, by Scotland Yard and by the House of Lords.  And it was the right thing to do.  Lizzie, you need to understand.  You need to understand that the corridors of Westminster are very dimly lit, and for those who make the rules, there are no rules.  We own the ropes.  Who’s gonna hang us now, eh?  Lizzie?  Lizzie, if Finn had listened to me, you wouldn’t have known.  When we go home, I’ll explain.  The strategy I outlined earlier to rebuild the conventional part of this business will take time.  In the meantime– in the meantime, it is fortunate that we have maintained other sources of cash income.  Because until the stock market recovers, cash is king.  And cash we have.  Someone has to pay for them paintings on your wall, Ada.  Polly.  When am I ever not easy on Ada, eh?  She’s pregnant.  These days, people tell me things without even speaking.  And Polly, you need to reassure Ada that it’s 1929, times have changed, we have a lot to do, and no one gives a fuck who the father is.  I know her doctor.  He calls me.  Have a look at this.  Chinese.  Maybe.  Yeah.  Burn the letter they sent.  No one fucking listens to me.  Here, give it here.  I’ll keep it for him.  I still have my first one.  Arthur, you can tell our comrades they can come back in.” — Tommy Shelby

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker.  Mr. Right Honourable Friend, the member for Epping, asks that following the crash, trade union members be more flexible when carrying out their duties.  What he’s really asking is that the working man carry the can.  The grand casino in Monte Carlo is a small and timid affair when compared to the wild games of chance being played in London and New York by anglers in silk gloves and beaver hats, and when they lose their bets, turn around and ask the shoe-shine to pay for it.  Well, on behalf of the shoe-shines and the can-carries of South Birmingham and all across Great Britain, I would suggest that those who so recklessly lost their fortunes on the capitalist lottery learn to shine their own shoes… …carry their own cans… and pay their own bills.” — Tommy Shelby

“Thank you.  Yeah, I know who you are.  Shelby.  Cavalry, eh?  Yeah.  I spent a long time waiting for the cavalry, me.  One time, me and my comrades waited three days.  When the cavalry finally came an officer on the back of a fine white horse joked that he’d been delayed playing a game of whist.  So, I took out my Webley revolver and I shot him in the head, stole his horse, reported him for cowardice.  All for a game of chance.  After my people completed their task in Chinatown, they collected all the photographs, letters and cheques that were causing you concern.  I now have them in a safe place.  On Monday, you will give me the full £50,000 in cash, or I will steal your white horse from under you.  A man like me?  A man like me?  Lord Suckerby, I’ve seen the photographs.  Monday.” — Tommy Shelby

“Come.  So, he’s in New York, and he doesn’t mention the crash.  I’m going to my apartment, Adam.  You lock up.  Yes.  Have a seat.  Adam, you go home.  I’ll lock up.  No.  London Times.  You’ve done well.  Yeah, I misplaced them.  Yes.  All I remember is that your questions interested me.  ‘Private lives?’  Of course.  In these modern times.  Oh, well, no need to worry.  I’m no gentleman.  You reflected on the fact that working people can indeed change their lives for the better.  Channel their abilities in new directions.  Discover better methods.  Aim for happier outcomes.  Even win awards for industry.  You can write this down, Mr. Levitt.  Yeah.  Now I hear that question.  I remember receiving your letters, and I distinctly remember your use of the word ‘bookmaker.’  Yes.  I gained a license in 1919 for on-track betting.  But since 1923, I’ve made my fortune in the manufacture, sale and export of motorcars.  And lately, three new homes for orphaned children.  You can write all this down, Mr. Levitt.  All right, you answer me this.  Answer me this.  What is your Tory newspaper more afraid of?  Is it evolution or revolution?  And what is it about working-class men like me, standing up in the House of Commons and speaking from the heart?  What is it that so troubles you that you would try to undermine me?  Which I don’t recall.  With which I was never personally linked.  And after which, all convictions were quashed.  Yeah, now I… I recall receiving your letter.  And I recall that when I did, I asked a colleague of mine to carry out some research.  Just a moment.  Here we are.  Ah.  Michael Levitt, correct?  Yes.  Journalist.  Unmarried.  Apartment in Maide Vale.  An apartment opposite the Underground station.  ‘Unmarried’ is underlined.  ‘Mr. Levitt enjoys walks in the park.  Sometimes alone.  Sometimes not alone.  Sometimes with other men.’  ‘Sometimes with other men.’  I’m old-fashioned, Michael.  I believe private lives should remain private.  Not everything modern is good, now, is it?  You gonna write this down… in your little fucking book?” — Tommy Shelby

“Hello, Cyril.  At least you’re still talking to me.  You know, Frances, if there were to be a snap election in this house today, wouldn’t win it.  Even if I were running against the devil himself.  Hmm.  Where’s Charles?  Thank you.  Did Arthur explain?  No, I’m not God.  Not yet.” — Tommy Shelby

“When I do sleep, I dream.  And in my dream, someone wants my crown.  Think it might be Michael.  Call me at 3:00.” — Tommy Shelby

“I’m talking about an empty chair, Ada.  My chair.  My throne.  People think that I’m gonna fall.  They start behaving in a different way around here.  They start to circle.  Who’s gonna take the throne, eh?  Linda, she wants some for Arthur… Aberama Gold, people in the north, Michael… just go home, make some calls.  Protestants are coming, I think.  I need to get back to Birmingham.” — Tommy Shelby

“Had a dream… about a black cat last night, Pol.  A black cat dream means there is a traitor close by.  It was you who taught me that.” — Tommy Shelby

“Lizzie… I’m only doing this to bring the bastard down.” — Tommy Shelby

“Grandmother in a tent, me mother in a narrowboat.  A man needs to prove he is better than me rather than show me his birth certificate.  See, I don’t have one, so they mean very little to me.” — Tommy Shelby


Arthur Shelby, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Paul AndersonArthur Shelby

“‘We cannot give you the assurance you are asking for.  We expect payment in full.’  Here’s my favourite part.  ‘We have never even heard of your people, so we are not afraid of your threats.’  And they’ve signed it, ‘The Angels of Retribution.’  Hello.  Stay in.  Stay put.  You’ll hear from Tommy.  It’s possible because this morning in New York City at 6:00 a.m., the Wall street stock exchange crashed.  Like a steam strain.  And we were most definitely on board.  Fuck it!” — Arthur Shelby

“I’ve called the house.  The office.  But if I tell you, you won’t believe it.  So I’ll show you.  Yeah.  Fucking Michael said he was advised by the broker that the prices would rebound.  Everybody was told the same thing.  He held on.  Yeah.  Yeah.  What do we do now, Tommy, eh?  What do we do?  What about today, eh?  What’s wrong with today, Tom?  Oh.  Oh, you do that best on your own, don’t you, eh?” — Arthur Shelby

“Linda!  Oh.  There you are, eh?  Chairman, am I.  Hmm?  No.  I’m the fucking doorman, Linda.  Hmm?  And you ain’t coming in here tonight, love, dressed like that.  Tommy made me the chairman so that he could stay clean.  It’s called an arrangement.  I know who I am, Linda.  I know who I am, and I’m all right with it.  Finally.  Hmm.  I can live with it.  I need you to be all right with it.  I need you to be all right with it.  Eh?  What is it, eh?  And what do you want, hmm?  Would you want the chairman, do you?  With his fancy briefcase?  And his gold fountain pen, eh?  Hmm?  What do you want?  Chairman or doorman, hmm?  And what do you want?  Yeah, all right.  Be right there.  Thank you, Edna.  And shut the door!  Okay, now.  Hmm.  Very nice.  Let’s begin.  Yesterday, as you all know, there was a fucking terrible… there was a terrible disaster.  Hmm?  It wasn’t just for us, it was for the whole world.  It happened in New York.  That’s where it happened.  And it slowly spread to London.  And then to, er, fucking Hong Kong.  Hmm?  The whole thing… the whole thing went up.  Well, actually, the whole thing went fucking down, but… we wasn’t the only ones hurt by this.  Whole world is hurt, a lot of people.  In the papers.  It’s all over the news.  Everyone’s talking about it.  Yeah, well, we’re a very modern company, Mr. Greene.  We’ve only just sat down, Tom.  I was just explaining to everyone, Tom, that, erm… well, we’re fucked.  Ain’t that right, hmm?  Permission granted, Tom.” — Arthur Shelby

“That was a strong lesson for him.  Enjoy your drink.  Sorry, Ada.  I get excited, don’t I?  That kid needs educating, Tommy, he really does.  Fucking kids, Lizzie, eh?  Hmm?  Now this pimp is lying in a ditch.  Covered in flies.  World’s a better place.  Sometimes, Ada… killing is a kindness.  Hmm?  Fucking right.  Yeah, bye-bye, Ada.  Wait a minute.  Wait a minute.  Ada’s fucking pregnant, hmm?  Okay.  All right, go on then.  How long you know about Ada, huh?  Yeah, longer than me.  What’s the funny writing on there?  Ah.  Right.  And what is it, hmm?  Bad news?  Angels of Retribution?  It’s already done.  Look at that, Tom.  Pulled from our brother, eh?  Finally took a first bullet.  Yeah.  Where you going, brother?” — Arthur Shelby

“Following the financial crisis, the Shelby Company Limited needs to find other sources of cash income.” — Arthur Shelby


Polly Gray, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Helen McCroryAunt Polly

“Peter, my beautiful pilot.  Now, will you please fly me and my winnings back to England?  Arthur, what are you talking about?  How is that possible?  Change of plan.  We’re not going to London anymore.  We’re going straight to Birmingham.  Not anymore.” — Polly Gray

“Arthur, shouldn’t we just wait for Thomas?  Although, there are still some amongst us who cling to their old-fashioned values.  We’ve established that ladies are decorative.  Why?  What have you got in there, a magic wand?” — Polly Gray

“Right… it was a particular opportunity.  It’s a particular opportunity.  It’s not to be repeated.  You need to go easy on Ada.  Thomas, the thing is, Ada… really?  I already know who the father is.  But we’ve had enough shocks for one day.” — Polly Gray

“Well?  Him knowing or not knowing has no relevance to what we are drinking.  It’s vintage.  Fuck it.  This… is for us.  Let’s drink to the baby.  What about this time?  Imagine.  The father’s scared.  He runs away.  You’re left.  Oh, sweetheart.  The baby’s black, he’s a bastard, and it’s Birmingham.  But you don’t care… because the world has changed.  And the baby’s eyes are golden.  And you’re gonna leave her with Aunt Polly every day to look after her.  ‘Cause I’m Polly Gray.  Golden.  To be born in the year 1930, where everything will be changed for the better.  She’ll be the colour of a Hollywood Oscar.  Tommy knows.  Tommy is right, you know, Ada.  We are flying above the rules now.  That’s the beauty.” — Polly Gray


Michael Shelby, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Finn ColeMichael Gray

“Yeah?  Wait.  Wait, wait, say that again.  No.  No, that cannot be possible!  No.  Oh, no, no.  No, no, no.  Oh, no.  Arthur!  Arthur, where’s Tommy?  Just get to him and tell him that we’ve lost the lot.  All right.  Come on, get changed.  Bring the car round.  Got to get out of here.  Hurry up!  Come on!  No, no, no.  Gina, wait, come on.  No, you don’t.” — Michael Gray


Finn Shelby, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Harry KirtonFinn Shelby

“Oh, fuck.  Put something down for the blood.  My sister’ll fucking kill me.  Be careful.  She spends thousands of pounds on this shit.  Just fucking get the thing out of me and sew me up.  Just do it.  Oh, fuck.  Hello, Ada.  Oh, fuck.  I’m so sorry, Ada.  They broke a statue of some thin woman.  What?  To maintain your fucking reputation?” — Finn Shelby


Ada Shelby, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Sophie RundleAda Thorne, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Sophie RundleAda Thorne

“What the fuck is going on?  Get out, both of you.  Get out.  Fucking statues.  What has Tommy told you?  Shelby’s stay out of the sporting stuff.  Oi!  You listen to me.  We’ve got a chance.  Tommy has given us that chance.  He’s got power, we’ve got money, and our past is left behind us.  And you’ve got precious young life, Finn, you fucking idiot!  Three inches to the left and that would’ve been gone.  You’ve got nothing to prove, Finn.  You have got nothing to prove.” — Ada Shelby

“Get down off the furniture.  Your husband believes that being seen mixing with the common people is good politics.  Right.  Family meeting.  First item.  This.  Dug out of our Finn’s arm yesterday by Aberama Gold using your gin and razor blade.  He says they were sent to Limehouse.  Chinatown.  Sent by fucking who?  He said they were sent to Chinatown to kill somebody.  Jesus Christ, Tommy!  Tommy told me that there was a pimp in East London who sold kids.  Holy fuck.  So now your business is improving the world.  ‘We?’  We own the ropes, do we?  So.  Tommy Shelby, MP.  Business as usual.  Just business as fucking usual!  No one is gonna hang you, Tommy.  You’re gonna hang yourself.” — Ada Shelby

“Ah.  Yeah, fine.  We lost money in New York, so I’ve been up late.  Er, he’s had two meetings with Mr. Shapurji Saklatvala, former communist MP of Battersea.  He’s been approached by an anarchist group in Walsall, he’s setting up a meeting.  And there’s talk of a mass walkout of bus drivers, Nottingham and Derby, organised by two communist conveners, not formally known to Special Branch.  He’s also had a telephone conversation with Jessie Eden, who is organising a committee to resist wage cuts across the city, but he’ll report more when he sees her.  It’s all in there, though.  Names and everything.  Hmm.  If only he meant it, he’d be dangerous.  Times are hard.  Don’t worry about it.  Tommy has a plan.  He thinks that we an turn the collapse of the stock exchange to our advantage.  He says, ‘when others retreat, you advance.’  He says we can wave cash in the faces of desperate men.  Yeah.  Er… fuck!” — Ada Shelby

“Not yet.  I didn’t tell him.  Polly, do you remember when I was last pregnant?  You were gonna take me to Cardiff.  I was gonna get rid of it.  How do you know it’s a ‘her?’  It’s a girl?  What will Tommy say?  Hmm.  He’s also seen that the world’s big and round, and he says, ‘so what?'” — Ada Shelby


Linda Shelby, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Kate PhillipsLinda Shelby

“Fuck.  You’re the chairman, Arthur, so start acting like one.  It’s an opportunity.  You think we can fuck and it’ll be okay, and I’ll be quiet?  Well, I won’t.  Every week, your brother’s down in London making out like fucking Robin Hood, champion of the people, while you’re up here running the racket for him.  And according to your arrangement, if anything should happen, it’d be you who takes the blame, does the time, or swings for it.  I want you… to take the opportunity that God and the New York Stock exchange has presented to you.  Polly, Arthur’s now the chairman of the board.  Actually, erm, Arthur has some documents that he’d like to hand out.  Invested or hidden?  Only the ones that went through the books, Thomas.  Did we vote on this?  ‘Arthur, can’t you control your wife?’  We are a very modern company, Mr. Greene.” — Linda Shelby


Lizzie Stark, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Natasha O'KeeffeLizzie Stark

“Ten spoonfuls of sugar for me, please.  Is that for me?  Look, Ruby.  Daddy’s back from his call.  Everything’s going to be all right now.” — Lizzie Stark

“He’s in the wagon.  He won’t come out.  He heard Johnny talking Rokka.  He understands more Gypsy than we think.  He heard him say you shot the horse.  I told him it was mercy.  I said it’s what you do when a horse gets sick.  He doesn’t understand.  Holy fuck.” — Lizzie Stark

“Can I begin this family meeting with a proposal?  From now on, we find somewhere else to meet?  hmm.  Well, if this is our campaign for socialism, perhaps next time, Polly, you won’t wear earrings worth more than the pub.  Finn?  Oh, Tommy, sweetheart, I listen to you.  I listen to you when you tell me no more sport for anyone named Shelby.  I listen to you when you make me promises.  What’s in Chinatown, Tommy?  What the fuck is going on?  But you told Polly.  That you tell Polly, not me.  I can’t be bothered with this shit.” — Lizzie Stark

“You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you take.” — Lizzie Stark


Gina Gray, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Anya Taylor-JoyGina Gray

“Jesus Christ!  I’m going!  if you’re going to England, I’m coming with you.  I love, you love me.  That’s the truth.  I wanna meet your family.” — Gina Gray


Aberama Gold, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Aidan GillenAberama Gold

“Now you’ve heard of us.  Come on.  Couch.  Couch!  Get me some booze.  Peaky boy, give me your blade.  That’s enough.  don’t want you throwing up on your sister’s furniture.  I’ve done this a dozen times.  I once took a bullet from between two ribs, one inch from the heart.  Mind you, it was a horse.  And the horse did die.  Hold him.  Hold him.  Here you go.  Just a little one.  Push this on the wound. Keep up the pressure.” — Aberama Gold


Grace Burgess, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Annabelle WallisGrace Shelby (Hallucination)

“What am I, a genie?  You summon me up with your little bottle of dope.  Is that what it’s for?  The warmth?  The warmth.  I know.  Our love still remains.  But you have to listen to the voices that you hear.  Do what they tell you to do.” — Grace Shelby


Oswald Mosley, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Sam ClaflinSir Oswald Mosley

“Er, Mr. Shelby?  I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your speech.  You speak very eloquently.  My name’s Mosley, by the way, Oswald Mosley.  My constituency borders yours.  And let me just say, you’ve come to my attention.” — Mosley


Lord Suckerby, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Tim WoodwardLord Suckerby

“Come.  Ah.  I have bad news, Mister… we agreed £50,000 on completion of business.  My wife and I have had a misfortune on the London Exchange.  There’s £20,000 there.  You’ll have to wait for the rest.  Mmm.  How the fuck did a man like you get into a position of trust in a place of power and privilege.  Shelby!” — Lord Suckerby


Ben Younger, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Kingsley Ben-AdirColonel Ben Younger

“Sorry I’m late, Ada.  We’ve been having briefings from the Home Office.  The police are concerned about the effect on the crash in industrial areas.  Everything all right?  Has your brother been busy?  I heard he had the Labour benches roaring approval in the House today.  I didn’t know you drank stout, Ada.  I thought it was gin.  Hmm.  Exactly how much did you lose?  You tell your brother from me, he’s doing excellent work.  I’m told two more military contracts for vehicles and parts for the army in India are on their way to him.” — Ben Younger

House of Commons Speaker

“The huge losses on the British stock exchange will bite into our economy for the foreseeable future.  I therefore must ask the trade unions to possess understanding.  The need for their flexibility and cooperation is paramount in the coming months as we attempt to rebuild this great nation.” — House of Commons Speaker

House of Commons Speaker 2

“Mr. Thomas Shelby.” — House of Commons Speaker 2

House of Commons

“Yes.  Yes.  Yeah!” — House of Commons

Office Assistant (Adam)

“Mr. Shelby, this arrived from New York.  It’s from Winston Churchill.  He says he was in New York and had dinner with Charlie Chaplin, and Chaplin mentioned your name.  No.  Even though, in the bar last night, Mr. Churchill’s private secretary reckoned he lost £75,000 in two hours.  And you?  Were you affected, Mr. Shelby?  Sorry, Mr. Shelby, you have one more appointment.  You set it yourself.  It’s in the diary from last week.  A journalist from the Times.  He used to be with the Birmingham Mail.  He sent you some questions.  He wants to meet you.  He’s outside.  Er, Mr. Shelby?  Mr. Levitt from the London Times.” — Adam

Mr. Levitt

“Mr. Shelby , do you remember me?  Once, in Small Heath, you were burning photographs of the king.  As have you, sir.  To put it mildly.  I sent you a list of questions.  Yeah, well, you have a lot on your plate.  Oh.  Good.  Sorry, this… ah.  Here we are.  Yes, erm… shall we, erm… so, Mr. Shelby, traditionally in this country, print journalists take no interest in the, er… in the private lives of politicians.  But in these modern times, especially in America, journalists are beginning to… well, that is to say, yes, erm, shall I… so, readers are beginning to say… want to know more about the men who represent them.  Whereas, before, it would have been seen as ungentlemanly to ask a public figure questions about personal matters or business affairs– hmm.  Er, Mr. Shelby, as I said in my letter, ten years ago, I was a journalist on the Birmingham Evening Mail.  And, of course, working in that city, it was impossible not to know your name.  And your reputation.  So, when I saw that you had been elected as a Socialist– the question I have for you, Mr. Shelby, is this.  Was your conversion from bookmaker to socialist politician a gradual thing, or… a road to Damascus experience?  Er… you… were you not a bookmaker, sir?  And lately, gin.  I have another question, Mr. Shelby.  In Birmingham, at the time that I was there… there was a Major Campbell.  He was found dead.  A member of your family was charged.  I am talking about specific events, sir.  Yes.” — Mr. Levitt

Frances

“Your wife us upstairs with Ruby.  Oh.  I gathered.  Charles is in the stable.” — Frances

Isaiah

“You know what you’re doing?” — Isaiah

Johnny Dogs

“All right, you heard the man.  Let’s go.  I didn’t know your boy spoke Rokka.” — Johnny Dogs

Charlie Shelby

“No, it’s what you do!  Shoot horses, shoot people.  Everybody says.” — Charlie Shelby

“He said it’s God’s will.  But you’re not God!” — Charlie Shelby

Edna

“Mr. Shelby, the meeting will be starting soon.” — Edna

Ruby Shelby

“Daddy!  Daddy!  Dad, why did you shoot him?  You’re crying?” — Ruby Shelby

Mr. Greene

“Er, Mr. Chairman, perhaps while we wait for Thomas, I might lighten the gloom express, what a pleasure it is to be in a boardroom that has so many females in it.  Yeah, and all are females who are both… sharp-witted and decorative.  Indeed.” — Mr. Greene

Pilot

“There are other passengers.” — Pilot

Pub Kid

“The Peaky Blinders are coming.  The Peaky Blinders are coming.  Micky, the Peaky Blinders are coming.” — Pub Kid

Micky

“Ladies and gents.  Peaky Blinders are on the way.  Please vacate.  Thank you.” — Micky

Bar Patron 1

“Mr. Shelby.” — Man 1

Bar Patron 2

“Mr. Shelby.  Thank you for what you did.  He was gonna evict us, that bastard, Fellows.  Now he’s cut our rent in half.” — Man 2

Bar Patron 3

“How far can we go, Mr. Shelby, with this beautiful dream?  Revolution, man.” — Man 3

Bar Patron 4

“This crash, Mr. Shelby, they’re saying they’re gonna cut my hours.  Greenhams engineering.  God bless you.  God bless you both.  Thank you, Mr. Shelby.  A politician who gets things done.” — Man 4

Crowd

“Yeah.  Yeah!  Fuck the stock market!” — Crowd


Brilliant Chang, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Andrew Koji

Brilliant Chang


Jimmy McCavern, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Brian Gleeson

Jimmy McCavern



Alfie Solomons, Peaky Blinders, BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, Netflix, Tom HardyAlfie Solomons




Quote1In the midst of every crisis, is great opportunity.Quote2Albert Einstein

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The Apocalypse

Amazon original miniseries Good Omens dropped May 31, 2019.

#GoodOmens is based on literature of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 82%

metacritic: 66

imdb: 8.4


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