Peaky Blinders returns with scenes filmed in Manchester and Liverpool
The BBC’s period-crime series, Peaky Blinders, returned for a fourth series on Wednesday, depicting both new and familiar locations in Manchester and Liverpool. Production on the fourth series began in March with Croxteth Hall (pictured right) in Merseyside used for a number of action scenes.
Kinmel Street, Powis Street (pictured below) and South Street in Liverpool were transformed to match the show’s 1920s setting, complete with vintage cars and billboards befitting the era. A gunfight was also filmed in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, while soundstages were used at Old Granada Studios.
In addition to new locations, the fourth series also includes new cast members such as Adrien Brody and Aidan Gillen.
The show's creator, Steven Knight details: “we have a dream team gathered for series four of Peaky Blinders, coming to us for love of the series which is great. Adrien Brody, Aidan Gillen and Charlie Murphy give us a wealth of talent to work with, and with Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley returning we couldn’t have hoped for more.”
Piers Wenger, Controller for BBC Drama adds: "the stellar cast Peaky Blinders continues to attract is testament to Steven Knight's incredible storytelling and the world-class production values of this original series. To welcome these actors to this BBC Two series alongside the rest of the show’s outstanding cast is incredibly exciting."
High-end television shows that shoot within the UK are entitled to a 25% tax rebate, if a minimum spend of GBP1 million per-broadcast hour is met. The incentive has allowed the UK to remain a competitive production hub and a favourite destination for expensive programmes such as The Crown and Game of Thrones.
A variety of film offices from around the UK will be attending FOCUS - the meeting place for international production in December. Click here to register your attendance.
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