Peaky Blinders, Series 2

Peaky Blinders Season 2
Peaky Blinders Season 2

General Information

•BBC Two Official Peaky Blinders Page

•Peaky Blinders on IMDb.

•”Peaky Blinders” in Wikipedia.

•Peaky Blinders Wiki

Print/Web Interviews & Articles

“18 Reasons It’s Time You Began Watching Peaky Blinders (Irish Examiner).

•Olivia Armstrong’s “Why the Women of Peaky Blinders Are the Real Bad Asses of the Show” (Decider).

•Stephen Armstrong’s “A Sneaky Peak at the Blinders” (The Sunday Times [London] 12 Oct. 2014:  21).

•Aoife Bannon’s “‘Tinseltown Doesn’t Hold Glitter for Me Anymore,’ Says Cillian Murphy” (The Sun 2 Sept. 2014:  22).

•Luke Beardsworth’s Peaky Blinders:  Hellen McCrory Terrified Ahead of Birmingham Premiere” (Birmingham Mail).

•Fehintola Betiku’s “‘He Really Enjoys Writing Women and He Does It Very Well’:  Helen McCrory Praises Peaky Blinders Creator Steve Knight for Strong Female Characters” (Daily Mail).

•Julian Blake’s “Inside Steven Knight’s Critically Acclaimed Period Drama Peaky Blinders(Drama Quarterly).

•Simon Bland’s “Interview:  Peaky Blinders‘ Finn Cole” (Creative England).

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•Megan Bleach’s “Interview: Cillian Murphy Talks Bad Haircuts and Not Wanting to Look Cool” (Complex).

•Emma Brown’s “Discovery: Annabelle Wallis” (Interview).

•Emma Brown’s “Film: Joe Cole” (Interview).

“Brummie Bad: The Blinders in Peak Demand: Second Series Promises to be as Dark as First” (Daily Post [Liverpool]).

•Chris Bryant’s “Interview:  Steven Knight on Peaky Blinders Season 2″ (Vodzilla).

•Matt Bungard’s “Helen McCrory from Peaky Blinders on Playing Lethal Aunt Polly” (The Age).

•Fionnuala Bourke’s Peaky Blinders Creator Steven Knight:  Last Episode Is My Proudest Moment” (Birmingham Mail).

•John Byrne’s Peaky Blinders:  The Cillian Murphy Interview” (RTE).

•Andrew Collins’s “Cillian Murphy:  Why I Gave Up the Movies” (Radio Times).

•Emma Cox’s “Sam Neill on Jurassic World 12 and Why His Guilty Pleasure Is a Naked Dating Show” (BuzzFeed).

•Nick Curtis’s “Interview:  Cillian Murphy Returns to the State in Ballyturk(London Evening Standard).

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•Michael Deacon’s “Is Cillian Murphy too Handsome to Play a Brute Like Peaky Blinders Thomas Shelby?” (The Telegraph).

•Grace Dent’s Peaky Blinders Needs a Third Season” (The Independent).

•”Cillian Murphy Interview:  Clean-cut Heroes Don’t Interest Me” (The Big Issue).

•Amanda Ferguson’s Peaky Blinders‘ Sam Neill Gets Ulster Accent Tips from Liam Neeson and Liam Nesbitt” (Belfast Telegraph).

•Susan Griffin’s “Cillian Murphy on Peaky Blinders:  “I Was Alarmed by This Grim Haircut” (Belfast Telegraph).

•Susan Griffin’s “Cillian Murphy Returns in Peaky Blinders, But He’s Not One of the Gang” (Irish Examiner).

•Susan Griffin’s Peaky Blinders‘ Cillian Murphy:  It’s Not Nihilistic, It’s Fearless” (BT.com).

•Juliette Harrisson’s “Cillian Murphy Interview:  Peaky Blinders Series 2″  (Den of Geek).

•Juliette Harrisson’s “Helen McCrory Interview:  Peaky Blinders Series 2″ (Den of Geek).

•Juliette Harrisson’s “What We Learned Visiting the Set of Peaky Blinders Series 2″ (Den of Geek).

•Hugh Hart’s “7 Reasons Peaky Blinders Is One of the Year’s Most Immersive Crime Dramas” (Fast Company).

•Steve Hendry’s “Cillian Murphy Returns as Brutal and Ambitious Gang Leader Thomas Shelby” (Sunday Mail [Glasgow] 28 Sept. 2014:  48).

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•James Hibberd’s “Netflix’s Bad Cop Tweet Raises Eyebrows” (Entertainment Weekly).

•Ben Hopkins’s “Playing a Blinder: Joe Cole Interviewed” (Clash).

•Nosheen Iqbal’s “Cillian Murphy: Playing a Blinder” (The Guardian).

•Rianne Ison’s Peaky Blinders Star Helen McCrory:  ‘Tom Hardy Is a Real Gentleman” (Best Daily).

•Alice Jones’s Peaky Blinders Actress Charlotte Riley on Starring Alongside Tom Hardy” (The Independent).

•Mark Kebble’s “Cillian Murphy on the Return of Peaky Blinders (The Resident).

•Dave Kerr’s “Director Colm McCarthy on Krypton, Peaky Blinders, and The Girl with All the Gifts (The Courier).

“Kidderminster Actor Lands First TV Role in Peaky Blinders (The Shuttle).

•Scarlett Kilcooley-O’Halloran’s “Aunt Polly Returns” (Vogue UK).

•Kristy Lang’s “‘There Is This Assumption that a Woman My Age Can’t be Sexy’: Helen McCrory on Stripping for Action at 46 and Giving Husband Damian Lewis a Run for His Money” (Daily Mail Online).

•Nick Lavigueur’s “Mason’s a Cheeky Peaky: Former Giant Lands Role in BBC Series” (Huddersfield Daily Examiner).

•Roz Laws’s “It’s Beginners Luck as Finn Lands Big Role” (Birmingham Mail).

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•Roz Laws’s “Peaky Blinders Actor Jordan Bolger Hints at ‘Explosive Action’ to Come” (Coventry Telegraph).

•Roz Laws’s Peaky Blinders Series 2:  Meet the Gang on the Buzzing Set of Birmingham’s Hit TV Drama” (Birmingham Mail).

•Roz Laws’s “Meet the Young Stars of TV’s Peaky Blinders (Birmingham Mail).

•Roz Laws’s Peaky Blinders Series 2:  Behind the Scenes Photos” (Birmingham Mail).

•Susanna Lazarus’s “First Look at Peaky Blinders Series 2″ (RadioTimes).

•Jennifer Lee’s “Closet Crashers: Interview with Annabelle Wallis” (Filler Magazine).

•James LeyField’s “Cillian Murphy Returns to the set of Gangster Drama Peaky Blinders Ahead of Second Series” (Daily Mail).

•Kevin Maher’s “Helen McCrory:  I’ve Never Hit Anybody.  I Find It Much More Satisfying to Destroy Them Psychologically” (The Times [London] 1 Jan. 2015:  48).

•Olivia Marks’s “Annabelle Wallis Talks Peaky Blinders, Cillian Murphy, and Opulent Dressing” (InStyle).

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•Craig McLean’s “Sam Neill on Peaky Blinders:  ‘We Can All Identify with Working-class Crims'” (The Telegraph).

•Louise Mellor’s “Steven Knight on Peaky Blinders Series 2, Birmingham, Cillian Murphy, Working-class Drama, Nick Cave, & More” (Den of Geek).

•Rebecca Merriman’s “The Promise of More Peaky Blinders:  Creator Steven Knight Has ‘Secret Plan’ that will ‘Surprise Everyone'” (Entertainmentwise).

•”Peaky Blinders Brummie Harry Kirton Praises Help” (Birmingham Mail).

Peaky Blinders:  Building Britain’s Most Ambitious Show” (The Big Issue).

•”Peaky Blinders‘ Cillian Murphy Interview and Series 2 Episode Stills” (ONTD).

Peaky Blinders Star Cillian Murphy Reveals His ‘Traumatic’ Haircut” (Birmingham Mail).

•Ed Power’s “The Eyes Have It: The Rise and Rise of Cillian Murphy” (Irish Independent).

•Vicki Power’s Peaky Blinders‘ Cillian Murphy:  ‘I’m Not a Tough Guy'” (Express).

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•Scott Roxborough’s “Peaky Blinders Producer Says Show is Working-class Antidote to Downton Abbey (Hollywood Reporter).

•Maureen Ryan’s Peaky Blinders Should Be Your Next Netflix Binge” (Huffington Post).

•Christina Savvas’s “New Peaky Blinders Star Tom Hardy Admits He Hasn’t Seen the First Series as He Confirms Kray Twins Part” (Birmingham Mail).

“Schoolboy Harry Kirton’s Delight as Peaky Blinders Dream Comes True” (Birmingham Mail).

•Joe Sinclair’s “Brum Teen Plays a Blinder to Win Peaky Part Audition” (Birmingham Mail 12 Mar. 2014:  8).

•Anita Singh’s “Period Dramas Don’t Have to Sound Posh, Says Peaky Blinders Writer” (The Telegraph).

“TV Interview:  Cillian Murphy — Peaky Blinders (NativeMonster).

•Chris Wallace’s “The Shy Man’s Revenge” (Interview Magazine).

•Catrina Wightman’s “14 Things We Discovered On Set” (Digital Spy).

•Jade Wright’s “The Peakys Are Back for Another Blinding Sries: Take Two for BBC Crime Drama Filmed in City” (Echo [Liverpool]).

Video Interviews

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Bazaar UK Interviews Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory for Peaky Blinders 2″ (Harper’s Bazaar UK).

“Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory Interview — Peaky Blinders Season 2″ (Hey U Guys).

•Cillian Murphy Interview with Craig Ferguson (The Late, Late Show).

•”Interview with Cillian Murphy by BBC Midlands Today.”

“Interview:  Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory Talk Peaky Blinders (DIY).

“Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory Talk Tom Hardy and Sharing a Haircut with Joey Essex” (RadioTimes).

Peaky Blinders Season Two:  Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory Interview” (Glamour Magazine UK).

Peaky Blinders:  Weriter [sic] Steven Knight Interviewed” (ITN).

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Podcasts

“Do You See?: Sam Neill, Luke Evans” (Empire).

General Reviews

“10 Shows You Need to Be Watching in 2015” (Rolling Stone).

•Jason Adler’s “Polly Gray:  The Matriarch of Peaky Blinders (Bitch Flicks).

•Lanrae Bakare & Gwilym Mumford’s “Brummie Boardwalk or Shop-spoiled Sopranos?” (The Guardian).

•Gemma Cartwright’s Peaky Blinders TV Show Is the Best Thing You’re Not Watching” (PopSugar).

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•Serena Davies’s Peaky Blinders, Series 2, Episode 1, BBC Review ‘Still Got Swagger'” (The Telegraph).

•John Doyle’s “Brace Yourself for This Brillians Anti-Downton Drama” (Globe and Mail [Toronto]).

•Tressa Eckermann’s Peaky Blinders Is a Fierce, Exciting Entry for Netflix” (Sound on Sight).

•Danger Guerrero’s “Why You Should Binge-watch Peaky Blinders on Netflix” (Uproxx).

•Stuart Jeffries’s “Peaky Blinders; Life Story Review — Birmingham Gangsters and Wild Dogs Fight for Survival” (The Guardian).

•Carl Kinsella’s “Six Reasons Why Everyone Should Watch Peaky Blinders(Joe. IE).

•Kevin Skinner’s Peaky Blinders Series 2:  Steven Knight’s UK Gangster Epic Delivers Best Finale of 2014″ (Gotham News).

Episode-by-Episode Reviews

Episode 1

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•Olivia Armstrong’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Season 2, Episode 1″ (Decider).

•David Butcher’s Peaky Blinders:  Series 2, Episode 1″ (RadioTimes).

•Jackie Butler’s “Love Is Blind as the Brummie Blood Brothers Return” (Western Morning News [Plymouth]) 4 Oct. 2014:  2).

•Serena Davies’s Peaky Blinders, Series 2, Episode 1, BBC Two, Review:  ‘Still Got Swagger'” (The Telegraph).

•Tom French’s Peaky Blinders Series 2, Episode 1 Review” (Den of Geek).

•Sarah Hughes’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Series 2, Episode 1 — Style, Swagger, and a Violent Trip to London” (The Guardian).

•Roz Laws’s “No Smoke Without Fire as Blinders Head South:  Peaky Blinders Returned to Our Screens Last Night” (Birmingham Mail).

•Ross McG’s “Peaky Blinders, Season 2, Episode 1:  The Shelbys Are Back with a Bang” (metro.co.uk).

•Rebecca Merriman’s Peaky Blinders Series Two, Episode One:  Sex, Cocaine, Guns, and London” (EntertainmentWise).

Episode 2

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•Olivia Armstrong’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Season 2, Episode 2″ (Decider).

•Tim Dowling’s “Last Night’s TV:  Just When It Seemed Peaky Blinders Couldn’t Get Any Tougher, Tom Hardy Arrived” (The Guardian).

•Tom French’s Peaky Blinders Series 2, Episode 2 Review” (Den of Geek).

•Sarah Hughes’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Series 2, Episode 2 — It’s not Easy Being Tommy Shleby” (The Guardian).

•Rox Laws’s Peaky Blinders Review:  Series 2, Episode 2″ (Birmingham Mail).

•Ross McG’s Peaky Blinders, Season 2, Episode 2:  7 Questions that Need Answering” (metro.co.uk).

•Rebecca Merriman’s Peaky Blinders Episode Two:  Tom Hardy Makes Swaggering Debut as the Shelbys Begin to Crack” (EntertainmentWise).

•Sarah Rainey’s Peaky Blinders Review, Episode 2, BBC Two” (The Telegraph [London]).

Episode 3

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•Olivia Armstrong’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Season 2, Episode 3″ (Decider).

•Tom French’s Peaky Blinders Series 2, Episode 3 Review” (Den of Geek).

•Sarah Hughes’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Series 2, Episode 3 — A Strong, Brutal Hour” (The Guardian).

•Roz Laws’s Peaky Blinders Review:  Series 2, Episode 3″ (Birmingham Mail).

•Ross McG’s Peaky Blinders, Season 2, Episode 3:  7 Big Questions that Need Answering” (metro.co.uk).

Episode 4

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•Olivia Armstrong’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Season 2, Episode 4″ (Decider).

•Serena Davies’s “Peaky Blinders Review:  A Visual Gorgeousness” (The Telegraph).

•Tom French’s Peaky Blinders Series 2, Episode 4 Review” (Den of Geek).

•Sarah Hughes’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Series 2, Episode 4 — Sex, Sabini, and Solomons” (The Guardian).

•Roz Laws’s “Exchanging Pleasantries During Gang Warfare:  Peaky Blinders, Episode 4 Review” (Birmingham Mail).

•Ross McG’s Peaky Blinders, Season 2, Episode 4:  Sex, Violence, and More Sex” (metro.co.uk).

Episode 5

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•Olivia Armstrong’s “Peaky Blinders Recap:  Season 2, Episode 5″ (Decider).

•Tom French’s Peaky Blinders Series 2, Episode 5 Review” (Den of Geek).

•Sarah Hughes’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Series 2, Episode 5 — Enthralling Yet Infuriating” (The Guardian).

•Roz Laws’s Peaky Blinders Review:  Series 2, Episode 5″ (Birmingham Mail).

•Ross McG’s Peaky Blinders, Season 2, Episode 5:  A Goat, Some Goldfish, and Charlie Chaplin” (metro.co.uk).

•Rebecca Merriman’s Peaky Blinders Series Two, Episode Five:  It’s a Shelby Bloodbath, But It’s Old Ghosts that Shake Tommy’s World” (EntertainmentWise).

Episode 6

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•Olivia Armstrong’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Season 2 Finale” (Decider).

•Andrew Billen’s “Strong Writing — And Even Stronger Women” (The Times [London] 7 Nov. 2014:  15).

•Grace Dent’s “Tommy Is Getting Hitched.  Me?  I’m Already Married to the Shelby Mob” (The Independent 8 Nov. 2014:  10).

•Tom French’s Peaky Blinders Series 2, Episode 6 Review” (Den of Geek).

•Michael Hogan’s Peaky Blinders Final Episode Review:  BBC Two ‘Stylish'” (The Telegraph).

•Sarah Hughes’s Peaky Blinders Recap:  Series 2, Episode 6 — What a Finale!” (The Guardian).

•Stuart Jeffries’s Peaky Blinders; Life Story Review — Birmingham Gangsters and Wild Dogs Fight for Survival” (The Guardian).

•Roz Laws’s “Review:  Peaky Blinders, Episode 6″ (Birmingham Mail).

•Ross McG’s Peaky Blinders, Season 2, Episode 6:  A Fitting Finale for Thomas Shelby” (metro.co.uk).

Blogs

•Izabella Hannah’s “7 Reasons We Love Peaky Blinders (Styling the Naked).

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