Does 'Peaky Blinders' Rank Amo...

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Does 'Peaky Blinders' Rank Among The Classic Crime Dramas?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:42 PM - 30 Aug 2019

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The hit BBC drama Peaky Blinders is back for a fifth season, and will be available on Netflix from October.

Set in Birmingham in the aftermath of World War I, it stars Cillian Murphy as gang leader Thomas Shelby.

The new season incorporates real-life figures like Oswald Mosley, and the show's creator Steven Knight has indicated that there could be a sixth, or even seventh, season which would bring the story up to World War II.

How does Peaky Blinders compare to classic crime dramas like Breaking Bad or The Sopranos?

And has it contributed to the rise of the 'bad fan', who sees a TV antihero as a hero whose behaviour they may try to emulate?

Jennifer Gannon and Joe O'Shea joined us for our weekly TV slot to discuss this and more.

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