Series 4 - Episode 2 Heathens



One of the joys of Peaky Blinders is its array of supporting characters. If it came to it, Cillian Murphy could probably hold up the drama single-handed, but he never needs to because there are craggy, complex figures in every corner of the plot.

New in that department is Aberama Gold, an ally so dodgy even Johnny Dogs refers to his people as “filthy savages”. But, as played by Aiden Gillen, he looks like being a nicely menacing presence. In one key scene tonight he and Tommy have a showdown over who should own the yard by the canal where so much Shelby dirty work gets done. Gold fancies buying it but Tommy finds a pointed way to put him in his place, with no need for violence – yet.

And what about Adrien Brody’s character, sleepy-eyed mafioso Luca Changretta? Don’t worry: he comes into focus, too.


As the Shelbys come to terms with the shocking events of Christmas Day, Tommy tries to unite his family and makes a decision he may come to regret, enlisting the help of tough Romany Gypsy Aberama Gold, who wants something unusual in return. Jessie Eden confronts Tommy about the workers' pay, warning him that revolution is in the air. As the situation plays out, Tommy's factory manager tells him he has one more meeting, with a mysterious businessman from Paris, but what transpires is no ordinary meeting, with no ordinary businessman.

Cast & Crew

Thomas Shelby Cillian Murphy
Aunt Polly Helen McCrory
Arthur Shelby Paul Anderson
John Shelby Joe Cole
May Carleton Charlotte Riley
Ada Shelby Sophie Rundle
Michael Gray Finn Cole
Lizzie Stark Natasha O'Keeffe
Linda Shelby Kate Phillips
Esme Shelby Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Jessie Eden Charlie Murphy
Charlie Strong Ned Dennehy
Johnny Dogs Packy Lee
Jeremiah Jesus Benjamin Zephaniah
Curly Ian Peck
Bonnie Gold Jack Rowan
Aberama Gold Aidan Gillen
Luca Changretta Adrien Brody
Finn Shelby Harry Kirton
Charles Shelby Jenson Clarke
Isiah Jordan Bolger
Inspector Moss Tony Pitts
Niall Devlin Graeme Hawley
Billy Mills Jamie Kenna
Director David Caffrey
Executive Producer Caryn Mandabach
Executive Producer Steven Knight
Executive Producer Will Gould
Executive Producer Jamie Glazebrook
Executive Producer Frith Tiplady
Executive Producer Cillian Murphy
Executive Producer Tommy Bulfin
Producer Joe Donaldson
Writer Steven Knight
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