Peaky Blinders: Cillian Murphy & Helen McCrory talk Tom Hardy and sharing a haircut with Joey Essex

Steven Knight's drama - set among the gangs of Birmingham and London - returns to BBC2 tonight...

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Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory return to our screens tonight for the second series of critical darling Peaky Blinders. The gang drama proved a hit on BBC2 last year as the Shelby family boldly fought for control of the post-WWI Birmingham underworld – but the second run sees the boys take on far bigger fish (namely, Tom Hardy) as they head for the bright lights of London town. 

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RadioTimes.com caught up with the pair – who play leader Tommy Shelby and his Aunt Polly – to hear about the “braver and bolder” second series, working with Hardy, and sharing a “reem” haircut with a TOWIE cast member.

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Peaky Blinders starts tonight at 9pm on BBC2