There is God and there are the Peaky Blinders – BBC

There is God and there are the Peaky Blinders – BBC


MOTHER SUPERIOR: You wanted to speak
to us, Mr Shelby?
Yeah.
All of us? Yeah.
At 6.30 in the morning?
Yes.
We don’t smoke in here.
Well, I fucking do.
Nor do we use language.
Nor do we find fault in the
innocent.
Yet you do.
You fucking do.
May I ask what this meeting is
about?
The Grace Shelby Foundation is the
biggest single source of funding
for this charitable institution,
devoted to the care of the orphaned
girls of south Birmingham, yeah?
For which we give thanks.
Uh-huh.
I have a temper similar to the one
described in that report.
Yet, unlike you,
I wait until I’m matched in size.
Whose report?
The testimony of children.
Who have they spoken to?
You’d have them only speak to God.
God be their witness.
There is God,
and there are the Peaky Blinders.
This is Sparkhill, we’re in Small
Heath.
We are much, much closer at hand
than God.
And we have heard terrible things.
We have, in this place,
children of the worst sort.
They lie as easily as breathe.
You had a child half black.
You made her wash with a different
soap.
Mr Shelby, your own sins are legend.
THOMAS: Our sins…
Our sins against the beating of
children
with bricks and hoses.
Our sins.
Our sins…
..against the black child
who hanged herself
for fear of your temper.
I do not see how… You do not see!
Now put ’em on.
Put ’em on your face,
or it’ll be your eyes that are
broken.
Please don’t imagine that I won’t
use this minute to do it,
or that I am afraid of your prayers
or your crosses.
You see the world broken.
Like those beaten children will.
THOMAS: Now look at me.
Look at me.
HE EXHALES
HE SHOUTS
Look at me!
Funding withdrawn.
All children to be taken
into our own institutions.
You have no say in where the
children…
If I come for you,
and I still might yet decide
to come for you,
I will wear high heels
so you can hear my approach
on the cobblestones,
and have time to repent.
BELL TOLLS
You listen for my footsteps.

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100 thoughts on “There is God and there are the Peaky Blinders – BBC

  1. I wish the Peaky Blinders did that to the BBC executives who covered for monsters like Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris et al

  2. One thing I had to avoid when I wanted started staying off cigarette was "peaky blinders"
    They'd smoke on every second of that series😂😂

  3. I just don't watch series, too much time and fluff and not enough substance to hold my gnat-like attention and microscopic attention to detail…..Cillian was already on a short list for my favorite male actors, but him in a series of this enthralling nature and with more facets than a diamond, now dammit BBC thank you so very bloody much I can't stop. Now stop with the discrimination against us Yanks and I know Boris is infuriating but we need Season 5 yesterday!

  4. Dude, how great is this scene? Hands down, one of my favorite aspects of this show are the sheer brilliant scenes! Not controlled by plot or anything else, just excellently written scenes of spectacle. Steven Knight puts in these morsels of story goodness, massively compelling scenes that are so good they exist on their own as brilliantly produced moments of film narrative. Like, I would show this as scene to other people so they could see what I'm into and a as way to get people into my favorite show of all time (which I fookin will). I mean, Dude. HOW. GREAT. IS. THIS. SCENE?

  5. This scene is perfect, some tends to say it's very dark but I actually love that way it's more realistic and i hope it would get darker, this Thomas Shelby does a cold-blood acting plus being ruthless pragmatic with a brilliant mind to run his business while everyone acts as an alpha because of his efforts

  6. Son of a!!! That is some great writing!! I do enjoy me some peakies!! Jealous y’all on the island get it first and I have to wait till October. Cheers mates!

  7. ofcourse, church bad, black children opressed by angry white man, and suddenlt in god-damned 1919 there are liberals believing in equality of races.
    Yeah, sounds like pretty much plot of every bbc serial.

  8. All of that cigarettes smoking, all the time in the series, was annoying. Especially at S3.
    Even at Tommy's wedding group photo he was holding a cigarette in it's mouth. Why was that so important? At moments it seemed like it's the most important thing in the whole story.
    And despite all of the smoking, he or any of it's gang never cough…..

  9. The acting it so bad. Could they be more aware of the cameras? What happened to the vulnerability they oozed in series 1 when they had a low budget. Then the BBC came in and it's all stylish fashionista acting, pans and zooms, lots of walking around to music in the streets. Even listen to that bad dialogue "Your sins are.." man the writing is of a poor quality.

  10. That was killer!!!!….only other scene that could match up to it is the opening scene in godfather….🙌

  11. Lol nun thought because Tommy walked off that she could let her nuts hang with Polly..nah hoe lol Polly just as gangster as Tommy..she gone learn today👿

  12. But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.

  13. Lysa Arryn might be a nun in this show but she's always a villain. She's a great actress because she makes me hate her character so much!😂😂😂

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