It is 1919 in Birmingham where Thomas Shelby a war veteran is head of a feared gang called the Peaky Blinders. They make living from illegal betting, protection and the black market. After he gets his hands on a crate of guns from the local arms factory, he sees an opportunity to increase the gang's power and move up in the world.
Peaky Blinders is an epic gangster family saga that begins in 1919 in the lawless slum neighborhoods of post-war Birmingham. Returning soldiers, newly-minted revolutionaries and criminal gangs all fight for survival in an industrial landscape gripped by economic upheaval.
Guns smuggled home from the trenches find their way onto the streets and become lethal currency. Communists don't just dream of revolution - they are planning for it and the government is expecting it. As Churchill mobilizes his Special Branch forces, illegal bookmakers make fortunes in speak-easy betting shops and traumatised infantrymen drink away their shell shock in riotous ale houses.
Peaky Blinders - Series 1, Episode 1 Synopsis and Schedule