Peaky Blinders has been a huge hit since it started more than seven years ago. The Shelby family captured the nation’s attention with tales of their gangster ways. From gang feuds to dealing with life after the first world war – we see the rise of these small-time crooks to big-time gangsters. The Birmingham-based show has used West Yorkshire’s towns, cities and villages for its backdrop along the way.
The show recently put out a request for extras for their new and final season a few weeks ago, which has led fans to wonder if any of the new series will be filmed in Yorkshire. Filming has already taken in place in Scotland, but will they be using our beloved country for their last season?
Some places that have been used before including the Midland Hotel, Undercliffe Cemetery, Little Germany, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and Lidget Green as well as the town’s Dalton Mills. Bradford UNESCO City of Film boss, David Wilson has said the Bradford district is ready – if asked, reports Telegraph & Argus.
KEIGHLEY and the rest of the Bradford district are ready – if asked – to play its part in the final series of hit TV programme Peaky Blinders.
David Wilson said: “The Bradford Film Office has been buzzing with enquiries from a good number of productions hoping to film this year. Professional film and TV are allowed to take place as long as they follow specific Government guidelines. Understandably everything is taking a little longer than usual.”
“We have not heard specifically from colleagues working on Peaky Blinders but that isn’t unusual given the time frame for shooting series six. Bradford-district locations featured quite extensively in seasons four and five and we are very much hoping to support season six, but it depends on the all-important script.”
“We’ve had a number of enquiries from fans about locations used,” said Mr Wilson… It’s been a very challenging year for the industry but there is a huge amount of work going on to ensure that the public’s appetite for quality British-made films and TV dramas can be satisfied.”