The gangster saga has been simmering in recent weeks, but this episode flies out of the traps with a tense and bullet-strewn opening act.

After finding themselves a step behind the mafia so far, will the Peaky Blinders finally be able to strike back at their rivals from New York, or will they find themselves outwitted?

Following the early action, Jewish crime boss Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) arrives in town with a business proposition, but he’s not the only familiar face to return.

Tommy’s old flame, the plum-voiced racehorse owner, May Carleton (Charlotte Riley) also renews her acquaintance with the Peaky Blinders kingpin.