At a country fair just outside of Birmingham, Thomas Shelby is involved in a unhappy fight with a gypsy family called the Lees. Chief Inspector Campbell conducts a unhappy raid on the Peaky Blinders' territory, leaving a message with Aunt Polly that he wants to speak directly to Thomas. Thomas agrees to meet with him but preferring not to take part in talks whilst on the back foot, he decides to strike a blow back first. The Lee family declare war on the Peaky Blinders.
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 2 Synopsis and Schedule