PEAKY Blinders returns to the BBC this month for its fifth edition of the gritty drama series, starring Cillian Murphy.

Naturally, fans of the show are freaking out, as it is just a matter of weeks before the new season premieres! Here's all you need to know about the programme…

When is season five coming to BBC1?

The fifth season of Peaky Blinders will air at 9pm on BBC One on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

On July 18, Peaky Blinders held a premiere for its upcoming series at Birmingham Town Hall, with stars such as Helen McCory and Sophie Rundle gracing the red carpet to celebrate the occasion.

Harry Kirton, Finn Cole, Packy Lee and Charlene McKenna were also in attendance while the main man himself, Cillian Murphy, was nowhere in sight.

Tommy Shelby will be heading to Westminster as a member of parliament in season five, so fans shouldn't wonder whether his absence had anything to do with the chance that he wasn't going to reprise his role again – that's definitely false.

A trailer for the upcoming series was recently released and teases a plethora of deaths, as a explosion takes place, among other catastrophes.

In the action-packed promo Tommy is seen grasping the hand of his daughter Ruby as they stand over a grave.

Series four of the BBC One hit aired in December 2017 and the fifth season of the drama was confirmed in early 2019.

Who’s in the Peaky Blinders season five cast?

Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby

Cillian returns as the lead character of Tommy.

He has been in the show since series one.

Apart from Peaky Blinders the hunky Irishman, 42, is known for playing Damien in The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Jim in 28 Days Later and the Scarecrow in The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Helen McCrory as Aunt Polly

Helen, 50, is an award-winning actress who was born in London on August 17, 1968.

Apart from Peaky Blinders she is known for playing Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series.

She also made a brief appearance in James Bond movie Skyfall as an MP as well as taking on the role of Cherie Blair in 2006 movie The Queen.

Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby

Paul, 41, has also starred in Peaky Blinders since the start.

He is also known for starring in The Revenant, and playing Sebastian Moran in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Aidan Gillen as Aberama Gold

Aidan, 51, joined the show in series four.

He shot to fame in the '90s starring in Queer as Folk.

His career has also seen him play Tommy Carcetti on The Wire, John Boy in Love/Hate, former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey in Charlie and Little Finger in Game of Thrones.

Sam Claflin

Sam, 33, is new to the cast and will make his first appearance in season five.

In 2016 Sam played quadriplegic Will Traynor alongside Emilia Clarke in Me Before You.

He also starred in Love, Rosie – a romantic comedy adapted from the Cecelia Ahern book Where Rainbows End.

Other notable roles include Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games franchise and Philip Swift in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Emmett J Scalan

Emmett, 40, is also new to the cast.

He is best known for playing Brendan Brady in Hollyoaks.

Emmett currently stars in ITV's Butterfly.

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