Articles about Peaky Blinders
Knight on the Town
Is Steven Knight the busiest screenwriter in the business? With three dramas on air last year and several projects coming in 2023, the Peaky Blinders creator opens up about his upcoming ska music drama This Town, adapting Dickens and building his own production studio.
Director James Watkins speaks to DQ about bringing Len Deighton’s iconic spy Harry Palmer to television in six-part drama The Ipcress File and casting Joe Cole in the role made famous by Michael Caine.
Martin Haines, executive producer of upcoming BBC series SAS: Rogue Heroes, tells DQ about linking up with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight for this story about the birth of the special forces unit.
Turning the Scrooge
British screenwriter Steven Knight has reinvented A Christmas Carol for the BBC and FX. DQ speaks to some of the creative team to find out why this isn’t Peaky Blinders meets The Muppets.
With season five now on air, Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight discusses experimenting with the series, talking to his characters and writing without a plan.
Knight to remember
Speaking at Canneseries, Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight looks back on his career and discusses how he became a screenwriter, working in Hollywood and why television is the place to be.
Lifting the mask
London’s Royal Festival Hall hosted the most prestigious night of the year for British television as prizes were handed out to dramas including Peaky Blinders and Three Girls. DQ went behind the scenes at the Bafta Television Awards 2018.
For one night a year, the cream of the behind-the-scenes talent working in the British television industry is recognised at a star-studded celebration. DQ hears from the winners at the Bafta Television Craft Awards 2018.
Bigger, badder, bolder
British gangster drama Peaky Blinders is back for a fourth season, with some new faces and enough action and tension to leave even the most placid viewer a nervous wreck. DQ hears from the cast and creative team about what to expect next from the BBC2 series.
Passion pitfalls: The risky business of passion projects
Writers and producers often spend years crafting their passion projects before they come to air – but the risk is always whether the audience cares as much as they do, writes Michael Pickard.
Nielsen peels away Orange audience mystery
Nielsen data-crunching underlines the success of Netflix’s flagship drama Orange is the New Black, AMC shows faith in Preacher and Syfy gives a surprise recommission to 12 Monkeys.
BBC’s blind faith in Knight
Peaky Blinders and The Americans secure two new seasons each, while AMC’s Preacher has a good start but CBS’s Rush Hour is the latest movie spin-off to get axed.
Playing a Blinder
As British period gangster drama Peaky Blinders returns to BBC2 for its third season, creator Steven Knight explains that while the show is more ambitious than ever, his home will always be cinema.
Mercurio’s Duty calls for viewers
Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty is further evidence of a showrunner at the top of his game, while writers in the US wait to see if their pilots will be picked up as series and Korean writer Han Sang-Woon earns a second US adaptation gig.
Everything old is new again
As UK networks continue to mine classic stories for new dramas, Stephen Arnell asks whether international coproductions are the key to unlocking creativity.
Drama at its peak: Caryn Mandabach on the state of the industry
Peaky Blinders producer Caryn Mandabach explains why she isn’t concerned by the so-called drama glut.
Fox consolidates Empire
Fox ties down the team behind mega-hit Empire, Patterson opens Zoo on CBS, SyFy gets its teeth into Fryklind’s Bitten and Knight offers insight into Peaky Blinders’ next run.
Inside Steven Knight’s critically acclaimed period drama Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders, the Steven Knight-scripted period crime drama, has had one of the best critical receptions of UK drama in recent years, also winning the Editor’s Choice award at the inaugural C21 International Drama Awards in November 2014. But what exactly does it take to create, and sustain, such a beautifully crafted drama? DQ talks to some of the key players behind the production.