After the blood and bullets of the opening chapters, the Shelby women are given a chance to shine in an episode that comes as a very welcome mid-series change of pace.

With Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson) retreating to a familiar state of torment following the death of his brother John, his wife Linda uses fresh tactics to get him back on track and union boss Jessie Eden opens a door to Tommy’s past.

The Peaky Blinders boss has always been a bit of a dark horse, so this glimpse of the man he used to be before the war feels like a rare gift.

Meanwhile, Aunt Polly is more disillusioned than ever.