Next month Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory will join Tom Hardy and Noah Taylor in the new series of BBC2’s period gangster drama Peaky Blinders. To celebrate, BBC Birmingham is hosting an exhibition showcasing costumes and behind-the-scenes photos from the drama, plus police images of the original mob, so visitors can learn more about the men who intimidated Birmingham residents at the turn of the century.
Gang members were known for their peaked flat caps, silk scarves, steel-capped boots and bell-bottomed trousers. Frith Tiplady, head of production at TV company Tiger Aspect explained: “Shooting the first series involved more than 100 sets and 700 costumes, and the scale has more than doubled for series two. We are delighted to be able to offer Birmingham fans the chance to see behind the scenes of the show.”
Visit the Peaky Blinders exhibition at the Library of Birmingham for free, until Thursday 25th September