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...

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. 

Advertisement 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.


Peaky Blinders starts tonight at 9pm on BBC2