Peaky Blinders producer says Season 5 finale is "so tense that I thought I was going to vomit" 1 year ago

Peaky Blinders producer says Season 5 finale is "so tense that I thought I was going to vomit"

The first teaser is here and it looks fantastic. Set record for Sunday.

As always, if you haven't seen the most recent episode of Peaky Blinders, consider this to be your spoiler warning.


Seriously, look away now.

Right now, Tommy Shelby might be struggling to get some sleep.

After all, he's got the machinations of Oswald Mosley to contend with, a fragile truce with the Billy Boys to maintain, a potential traitor in his ranks and various family tensions besides.

All in a day's work.

Another man who has been constantly on the go in recent weeks is Jamie Glazebrook, executive producer of Peaky Blinders.

The last few weeks have been quite busy for Glazebrook, as he was involved with the recent Peaky Blinders festival in Birmingham.


This weekend, there's the large matter of the Season 5 finale and a new book he's contributed to - By Order of the Peaky Blinders - is due to be launched on 3 October.

During an interview with JOE to mark the release of the book, the topic of conversation inevitably turned to the Season 5 finale and it appears that fans are in for a treat.

"I can't wait for people to see it," Glazerbrook said.

"There are so many interesting questions that are being asked about it. I'm really, really thrilled with that final episode. I'm very excited for people to see it and see how people feel about it."

In recent seasons, the final episodes in each season have always been ones to savour because they frequently provide numerous memorable moments and scenes.


Remember the showdown at the train tracks with Grace and Inspector Campbell in Season 1? How about the Epsom Races in Season 2, and that incredible scene when Tommy was bowed down in front of an open grave? Heck, Season 4 gave us that memorable sequence at Margate Beach between Alfie and Tommy.

As the finale of Season 5 approaches, the stakes have never been higher for Tommy Shelby and the upcoming episode is going to reflect that.

"It was often assumed that the first episode in every show had to be great, but in our show, we've always had the idea that the first episode has to be brilliant, and the last episode has to be amazing too," Glazerbrook added.

"It has been a joy in Seasons 2, 3, 4, and 5 to have one director that sees the story to its finish because it adds a sense of crescendo.


"I really have loved all the season finales - Season 2 at the Epsom Races was fantastic and then we had that scene when Tommy gets taken away at gunpoint - but having read the scripts for Season 5, the finale is so tense that I thought I was going to vomit. I was watching the episode when it was being edited and that's what I felt."

The official plot synopsis for the finale reads: "News of Tommy’s activities have reached Winston Churchill. At a family meeting, Tommy lays out his plans for Mosley, which will take place at a rally Sir Oswald is leading. Tommy is surprised by another strategy, coming from an unexpected corner. Meanwhile, Tommy has his own secrets to reveal."

To tide fans over, the BBC have released the first teaser for the final episode of Season 5 and you can feel the tension in the air.

Season 5 of Peaky Blinders concludes at 9pm on Sunday, 22 September.


Bring it on!

The first official companion to the series, By Order of the Peaky Blinders, is out on 3 October, at a cost of €22.50, from Michael O’Mara Books at