Peaky Blinders, one of the biggest and most watched dramas to hit TV screens in the UK, has chosen Stockport as a location for its latest series.
Following filming last week, Peaky Blinders, created by Steven Knight, is back in Stockport this week. A British crime drama television series primarily set in Birmingham in the aftermath of World World 1, the series follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family.
Stockport’s iconic art deco Plaza and the town hall is playing a brilliant backdrop for the cast that includes Cillian Murphy who plays the gang’s leader Tommy Shelby and Sam Neill as Chester Campbell is a commissioned detective from Belfast who is tasked with suppressing the gang.
Eagled eyed visitors to the town may have also seen David Beckham on set last week in Stockport town centre.
The name for the series is taken from a 19th century urban youth gang who were active in Birmingham from the 1890s and were believed to have sewn razor blades into their caps!
The first six-part series aired in September 2013 when 2.38 million viewers tuned in. With new series following in 2014, 2016 and 2017 when audiences averaged 4.04 million.
The new series will be broadcast later this year.