PEAKY BLINDERS II  Season #3 Episode #18
Synopsis: Peaky Blinders is a British television crime drama based upon the exploits of the Peaky Blinders gang, operating in Birmingham, England during the aftermath of the First World War. The series was created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions. The series centres around and stars Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, the gang's leader, and Sam Neill as a commissioned detective tasked with the suppression of the gang.
Genre: Crime, Drama

We see a caption...

‘Small Heath, Birmingham’.

Fade out and fade in...


PBII - Ep 1 - Steven Knight - SHOOTING SCRIPT - 20/02/14 p.3


‘Two years later’.

We come a little closer to the women, down to ground level.

The women in black bonnets are chatting as they walk. They

arrive at the outside of the pub and stop outside the front

door on the corner. We can’t see faces because of the bonnets

and their black dresses billow.

They both reach into their prams at the same time as if

comforting their babies. Then they put the brakes on the

prams and turn and walk, leaving the prams where they are.

The women speed up and begin to run away, holding onto their

bonnets and their skirts.

We wait a few moments.

Then the two prams explode at the same time. The front of the

pub is blown to pieces. The windows are blown in and a back

draught billows out. We see the explosion in slow motion and

see that, along with the debris, there is also brightly

colored confetti falling to the ground gently through the

black smoke and shattered glass.


From on high we see a congregation dressed mostly in black,

standing beside a freshly dug grave. Two red banners are

being held aloft as a Priest incants the ‘ashes to ashes’

graveside prayer.

The red banners read ‘Communist party of Birmingham,

Bordesley’ and ‘Communist party Kentish Town’. Around the

banners we find various members of the Communist party. At

the grave’s edge, we also find Ada, with a boy of two and a

half. This is KARL.

Ada’s look across the grave takes us to the other side.

There we find the extended Shelby family.

The first face we recognize is AUNT POLLY, dressed

immaculately with a black veil lifted and tight black

clothes. (Around her neck she wears a Madonna made from black

jet which will become relevant but we may not notice just


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Steven Knight

Steven Knight was born in 1959 in Marlborough, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Peaky Blinders (2013) and Locke (2013). more…

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