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After an orgy of bullets and blood in last week’s explosive opener, this week’s offering takes a step back to reset the story while bringing us some moments of expertly wrought tension.

Amid fallout from the Mafia’s opening salvo, the Peaky Blinders have returned to their humble roots in a coal-blackened Birmingham and recruited Romani gypsy Aberama Gold to their cause.

Yet it’s his boxer son – played by Jack Rowan (Born to Kill) – who really interests Tommy Shelby.

Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen makes a fine debut as the gypsy kingpin, but once again Adrien Brody steals the show when Tommy meets his new nemesis in a nerve-jangling final scene.