Peaky Blinders

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Rewriting history: how imperfect costume dramas make the past relevant
Historians embrace inaccuracies in TV adaptations as a way to tell new stories

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media editor

27, Jun, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Cillian Murphy: ‘I was in awe of how Helen McCrory lived her life’
The star of Peaky Blinders on his late colleague, how he convinced the producers to cast him rather than Jason Statham as Tommy Shelby – and returning to the monster-movie genre in A Quiet Place Part II

Ryan Gilbey

28, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Peaky Blinders investigated over alleged breach of Covid protocols
Producers accused of putting crew at risk after staff member allegedly continued on set after positive test

Tara Conlan

02, May, 2021 @5:42 PM

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Helen McCrory swore friends to secrecy about cancer diagnosis
Actor did not want her professional or charitable work overshadowed by illness in final weeks, says friend

Nadeem Badshah

17, Apr, 2021 @4:11 PM

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Helen McCrory: engaging, enthralling, always magnetically watchable
The exquisitely talented actor shone at playing complex, intelligent women with a seemingly effortless skill

Mark Lawson

16, Apr, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Helen McCrory, star of Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter, dies aged 52
Actor was also known for her roles in the films The Queen and The Special Relationship

Hannah J Davies

16, Apr, 2021 @5:01 PM

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'Downton Abbey is ludicrous': the biggest TV hits we've never seen – until now
Continuing our series on a year of bumper pandemic viewing, our critics finally watch the shows that had passed them by, from Downton to Twin Peaks

Ammar Kalia, Rachel Aroesti, Rebecca Nicholson, Stuart Heritage, Alex Mistlin, Hannah J Davies and Toby Moses

23, Mar, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Peaky Blinders creator says government interference risks 'breaking' BBC
Steven Knight says attempts to overhaul broadcaster could be disastrous in post-Brexit world

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

25, Jan, 2021 @2:01 PM

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Steven Knight is bound to send Peaky Blinders out with a bang | Rebecca Nicholson
Covid put paid to a seventh season, but a film version will give the gripping gangster show a fitting finale

Rebecca Nicholson

23, Jan, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Nick Knowles: 'People think I don't cry on DIY SOS, but I do'
The TV presenter on his small-screen loves and hates, and why his job presenting the home makeover show is an emotional one

Interview by Michael Segalov

01, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Grandaddy cool: why young men are dressing old school
First it was Peaky Blinders, then Harry Styles. Now flat caps, tailoring and tank tops are back into fashion for a new generation

Priya Elan

20, Jun, 2020 @2:16 PM

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Losing its edge: the precise point Peaky Blinders peaked
Cillian Murphy’s gang leader Tommy Shelby mutated from plausible historical character to Zelig in a potboiler

Stuart Jeffries

11, May, 2020 @12:00 PM

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