Peaky Blinders fans want a horse to win a BAFTA

Chris Edwards
Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

Note: contains spoilers for Peaky Blinders series 5, episode 1.

Peaky Blinders returned with a bang tonight (August 25), with the series 5 premiere being heralded as the most cinematic episode in the show's history.

The series picks up two years after the Shelby clan's battles with Luca Changretta's (Adrien Brody) mafia goons – and everyone is enjoying the highlife.

Well, everyone except Tommy (Cillian Murphy), who's having a torrid time balancing parenting responsibilities with his new job in Westminster.

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The rest of the Shelbys are busy indulging in gambling, gold, guns, girls and, of course, gear. But their luxurious lifestyles were soon brought to a halt as the Wall Street Crash has a detrimental impact on their global business.

And matters only get worse for Tommy and the rest of clan as their past comes back to haunt them, resulting in an early gunfight and a few flesh wounds.

However, for all the slow motion action and violence, there was one moment in particular that really had fans talking.

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The scene involved Tommy rather distressingly shooting dead a horse. And while some viewers struggled to watch, others couldn't help but praise the stallion's BAFTA-worthy performance as it dramatically collapsed to the floor in slow motion.

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One viewer tweeted: "Cor blimey, that horse was a blimming good actor."

While another wrote: "The cinematography on #PeakyBlinders has always been good, but they've really stepped it up for this series. When Tommy shot that horse...

Digital Spy's Editor, Laurence Mozafari, will be hosting the official podcast for the show, called Obsessed With… Peaky Blinders which will be available soon on BBC Sounds.

Peaky Blinders series 5 episode 2 will air on BBC One at 9.30pm on Monday, August 26.

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