Season 4, Episode 3
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Air date November 29, 2017
Written by Steven Knight
Directed by David Caffrey
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"Episode 4.3 Blackbird" is the third episode of Series 4 of Peaky Blinders and the twenty-first episode overall. It aired on November 29, 2017.


Luca Changretta understands the complexity of his enemy, as the weight of gypsy tradition hangs upon Arthur. But could there be a traitor within the Peaky Blinders' midst?

Plot Edit

Luca Changretta launch another attack on the Peaky Blinders. Thomas Shelby and Polly Gray realizes that the Shelbys need to evolve if they are to survive, but some of the family are reluctant to part with tradition.

As the strike takes hold at the Lanchester factory, Tommy pays a personal visit to Jessie Eden, but he is outmaneuvered when she reveals something she knows about his past.

Luca Changretta plots to continue the vendetta in the most devastating way possible. As well as identifying an enemy of the Shelby family who could help him, he makes direct contact with Polly Gray, the heart of the Peaky Blinders organization and makes a deal with her.


Music Edit


Heart of a Dog - THE KILLS


Bye Bye Blackbird - GENE AUSTIN

Trivia Edit

Quotes Edit

"Just me and someone unsuitable." -- Polly Gray to Ada Shelby

"Whilst working for this company, I have killed a man, I have lost a man, I have found a son, I have almost lost a son, I have almost lost my own life. Now, I will accept my job back if the terms on offer are favourable, but I will not behave myself." -- Polly Gray to Ada Shelby
Thomas Shelby : "Concentrate on what unites us. This is all temporary." Polly Gray : "Yeah, temporary, right."
"Keep his balls empty and his belly full." -- Linda Shelby to Arthur Shelby
"Mr Shelby, may I tell you something? You have a lot of enemies." -- Niall Devlin to Thomas Shelby
"Before you, I was an ordinary working man." -- Niall Devlin to Thomas Shelby
"It's not me that's doing the gambling. I'm just taking the bets." -- Linda Shelby to Polly Gray
"You take Tommy. Spare the rest." -- Polly Gray to Luca Changretta
"You know, my mother used to say this about you. She said, "That Polly Gray, that child would never let go of a grievance."- Luca Changretta to Polly Gray
Luca Changretta :"You want to dance?" Polly Gray: "I don't dance any more." Luca Changretta : "That's a shame cos you're dancing with me."
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