Peaky Blinders moves to BBC One for fifth outing

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The BBC has confirmed that Peaky Blinders will be moving to BBC One for its fifth series.

Airing later this year, the show has been shot extensively in the North of England.

Written and created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions, it has been on BBC Two since 2013.

Last year it was the channel’s best performing drama, with a consolidated audience of 3.3m - almost 1m more viewers than the previous series.

"Peaky Blinders is world class drama at the top of its game and the time has arrived for it to move to the UK’s biggest channel. Steven Knight's epic storytelling is authentic and utterly compelling and I want to give it the chance to be enjoyed by an even broader audience on BBC One,” said Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content.

“We couldn't have asked for a better response to series four and the impact it had with young audiences. This move will also give BBC Two more creative headroom to experiment with new drama."

Steven Knight added:

“I am thrilled that our precious Peaky Blinders is moving to BBC One. Peaky is a show nurtured and grown by the audience who have found us through word of mouth. Hopefully this move will help us reach even more people.”