What time does Peaky Blinders season 4 start?
Peaky Blinders season four started last night (Wednesday November 15) on BBC Two at 9pm.
Each episode is an hour long like previous seasons and will pick up the story not long after the events of season three.
Episode two of Peaky Blinders is called Heathen and will air on Wednesday, November 22 on BBC Two at 9pm.
According to a plot synopsis on the BBC website the drama will continue to unfold after the shocking cliffhanger of the opening episode.
The synopsis reads: "As the Shelbys come to terms with the shocking events of Christmas Day, Tommy endeavours to unite his family. Until the current threat is dealt with, their only safe place is together in Small Heath. Johnny Dogs and Charlie set about arming the locals – everyone is now a Peaky bodyguard. Tommy enlists the help of tough Romany Gypsy Aberama Gold, who wants something unusual in return.
"Jessie Eden confronts Tommy about the workers' pay. She warns him that revolution is in the air, and when Tommy doesn't relent she calls his bluff. As the situation plays out, Tommy's factory manager tells him he has one more meeting – with a mysterious businessman from Paris. But what transpires is no ordinary meeting with no ordinary businessman…"
Peaky Blinders will be up against The Apprentice which airs in the same time slot on BBC One.
Peaky Blinders season 4: Release date, cast, will Tom Hardy return?
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How many episodes are there in Peaky Blinders season 4?
There will be six episodes in total in Peaky Blinders season four, following a similar format to the show's earlier cycles.
Each episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer once transmission is complete every week.
Ahead of season three, fans were able to catch up on the show on Netflix.
Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders season 4What will happen in Peaky Blinders season 4?
The BBC show will pick up during the interwar period in the 1920s and see the fallout of the 1926 General Strike.
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Peaky Blinders creator Steve Knight teased that audiences should "expect the unexpected".
He went on to say: “It’s going to be a raising of the stakes and also the family are forced to return to their home turf, if you like, for their own safety and protection.”
Compared to previous seasons, the Shelbys are on the back foot. Knight said: “They’ve come up against a bigger enemy than they’ve ever come up against before and they need to unite even though there are massive tensions within the family.
“But they need to put forward a united front to survive because they’re all threatened with annihilation.”
The writer said that season four was not a challenge to write and that he had “a roadmap” of the show between World War One and World War Two.
A recently-released trailer showed the Shelby family in deep trouble as Aunt Polly (played by Helen McCrory) was led towards the gallows.
Meanwhile, Michael Gray (Finn Cole) was held by the police and also faced a similar fate to his mother.
Tommy was also in dire straits after the clan were forced to return to their original Birmingham haunts and leave the country manor of season three.
Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons in Peaky Blinders season 4Is Tom Hardy going to be in Peaky Blinders season 4?
Yes, he was seen in the trailer reprising his role as the softly-spoken but highly dangerous London mafia don Alfie Solomons.
Alfie has betrayed Tommy twice and appeared to have given up the Shelby family to their enemies at the end of Peaky Blinders season three.
In the trailer, Tommy and Alfie are on a beach but physically apart suggesting a rift between the two men.
Finn Cole as Michael Gray in Peaky Blinders season 4Who is in the cast of Peaky Blinders season 4?
Season four will see the ensemble cast reprising their roles with Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, Helen McCrory as Aunt Polly, Finn Cole as Michael Gray, Joe Cole as John Shelby, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby, Natasha O'Keeffe as Lizzie Stark, Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Esme Shelby, and Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons.
Charlotte Riley will be back as horse trainer and society girl May Carleton, who viewers last saw when she was stood up at the Derby by Tommy back in season two finale.
Oscar winner Adrien Brody will also have a part to play as Luca Changretta – who is most likely to be a relation of the Peaky Blinders' late Birmingham rival mafia don and Italian Vincente Changretta (Kenneth Colley).
Fans will remember that both Vincente and his son Angel were murdered by the Peaky Blinders following a spat in season three.
Despite Tommy’s orders to kill Vincente’s wife Audrey, the gang let her go and she fled to America which has probably signalled the arrival of Luca.
Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders season 4
Reflecting on Adrien’s character Luca, he said: “We’ve got the enemy and we always have a major protagonist with each series.
"It was Campbell [played by Sam Neill] and it was Paddy Considine [as Father Hughes in season three] and now Adrien Brody, which is fantastic and he’s a great actor.”
He continued: “I’m not going to give too much away, he is a version of Tommy Shelby. He’s a sort of reflection of Tommy as well and he comes from New York, so there is that scale of what he brings to it. Those two face off over a period, so we’ll see how it goes.”
Meanwhile, Game of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen will be starring in season four as Aberama Gold. Knight said: “The Peakys call upon the ultimate deterrent to fight for them. Again, a fantastic actor.”
He added: “He is a hit man, he is someone you bring in when you’re threatened. You bring someone in on your side and you pay them to help you. So the Peakys call in his help.”
Peaky Blinders season 4: What to expect
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Will there be a Peaky Blinders season 5?
Yes, Peaky Blinders got a double commission when the BBC renewed the series for season four.
Knight is currently writing Peaky Blinders season five but has admitted that at the moment "it's all in my head".
Work is due to start on production next year and a projected release date of 2019.
Peaky Blinders season 4 will air on BBC Two on Wednesdays at 9pm.