Peaky Blinders trailer sees Tommy finally come face-to-face with the man pulling all the strings 1 year ago

Peaky Blinders trailer sees Tommy finally come face-to-face with the man pulling all the strings

A meeting six years in the making. Sunday's finale looks great.

As always, if you want to know absolutely nothing about the final episode in season five of Peaky Blinders, consider this your spoiler alert.


Seriously, look away now.

Right from the very first season of Peaky Blinders, Winston Churchill has played a defining role in the life of Tommy Shelby.

After all, Churchill was the former Secretary of State for the colonies between 1921 and 1922. He was also the man responsible for hiring Inspector Campbell to retrieve those stolen machine guns that the Peaky Blinders took, an event which kickstarted the show.

Churchill also approved Campbell's decision use of Tommy to conduct an assassination that had the approval of the crown.

In return, Tommy got a number of state-approved benefits which included an Empire export license. This allowed Tommy to expand his business interests into India, Malay Peninsula, Canada, and Russia.

Ultimately, it was Churchill's intervention that saved Tommy's life at the end of season two because he had bigger plans for Mr Shelby.


The lives of both men have been delicately intertwined but as season five developed, it's clear what these plans are but they're not without difficulty.

With the tense finale approaching, can Tommy successfully spy on Oswald Mosley and his new party, the soon to be created British Union of Fascists (BUF)?

The plan is for Tommy to infiltrate this group of fascists, send on any information to the authorities, and take them them down.

In return, Tommy's burgeoning political career and criminal empire will be given 'favourable' treatment.

After all these years, fans are finally going to see Tommy Shelby sit down alongside Winston Churchill.


Somehow, we've a feeling that their paths are going to cross again.

The final episode of season five airs at 9pm this Sunday 22 September.

Take a look at what's in store.


Clip via BBC