Tom Hardy comes but once a year, but every time he does make a return to Peaky Blinders it’s a moment to savour.
In episode four, Hardy makes his regular cameo as Camden crime boss Alfie Solomons, returning to Peaky Blinders territory Small Heath in Birmingham to meet Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby.
“F**king hell it smells of pig round here don’t it?” he says as he gets out of the car. “And definitely not kosher.”
He’s not come up from London alone, of course: a lumbering brute of a man gets out of the car with him. Extra muscle for Tommy’s vendetta with Luca Changretta?
Tom Hardy in Peaky Blinders series 4 (BBC Pictures)
Hardy is also preparing for a second series of his BBC drama Taboo, also written by Peaky Blinders screenwriter Steven Knight.
Watch the clip below, and tune in from 9pm on BBC2.