Season 1, Episode 3
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Air date September 26, 2013
Written by Steven Knight
Directed by Otto Bathurst
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"Episode 1.3" is the third episode of Series 1 of Peaky Blinders. It aired September 26th, 2013.


Grace Burgess asks Thomas Shelby to give her another two pounds ten shillings for the dress she will be wearing to the Cheltenham Races.

 Two men (members of the IRA) meet with Thomas at The Garrison Pub while Grace listens in from behind a wall. They tell Thomas that they would pay good money for the stolen guns from the BSA factory, should the Peaky Blinders gang be in possession of them.

Grace follows an IRA man Ryan and when he catches her, he fights with her. She uses his own gun on him and kills him in self defence.

Polly Shelby tells Thomas that Ada Shelby and Freddie Thorne haven’t left the city. Thomas tells Polly that he promised the coppers that Freddie wouldn’t come back.


Freddie pointing his gun at Thomas's head.

Polly tries to offer Freddie Thorne 200 pounds and a ticket to New York for him and Ada. Freddie says he’ll sleep on it.

Inspector Campbell and Grace meet at the museum.

Thomas warns Billy Kimber that the Lee family is going to be at the Cheltenham races, and that they are planning on robbing Kimber’s bookies.

Arthur tells Thomas that he has no idea what is going on, and Thomas tells him that the Peaky Blinders have the stolen machine guns. He also shows Arthur The Garrison Pub and tells him that it is his.

Thomas speaks to Freddie. Freddie asks Thomas about the stolen guns. Thomas pulls a gun on him and tells him the marriage to his sister will not stand.


Grace and Thomas at the Cheltenham Races.

Sergeant Moss threatens Thomas, telling him that Ada will be thrown in jail for sedition if Thomas does not deliver Freddie to the police.

Thomas has another nightmare of the War.

Thomas and Grace head to the Cheltenham Races, while the Peaky Blinders get ready to stop the Lee family at the races.

Thomas makes a deal with Kimber. He offers members of the Peaky Blinders as security for Kimber, in exchange for five percent of the money they save from being taken, as well as 3 legal betting pitches at every race north of the River Severn. Kimber says yes to the deal, adding that he wants to have Grace for two hours.


Billy Kimber and Roberts watching Thomas and Grace at the Cheltenham Races.

Thomas interrupts Grace and Kimber and tells Kimber that she is a whore who has the clap.

Thomas and Grace drive back from the races together.


"The Boys of the Old Brigade" by Paddy McGuigan, sung by Maguire (Keith Dunphy)


“Oh, I don’t pay for suits. My suits are on the house, or the house burns down.”Thomas to Grace

Freddie: “You think I can’t handle Tommy Shelby?”
Polly: “You can’t. I’m having trouble myself these days and I’m twice the man you are.”
“People keep asking me questions that I don’t know the answer to.”Arthur to Thomas
“You’ve gone soft, Tommy.”Arthur to Thomas
“You’ve spent two thirds of your life in pubs, just pour it instead of drinking it."Thomas to Arthur
Arthur: “Johnny, what’s our mission, boy?”
John: “To stick it to the Lee family Arthur!”
“You’re in Tommy’s army now, boys. Trust only kin.”Arthur to the Peaky Blinders
“Come on, posh girl. Earn your three quid.”Thomas to Grace
“Told you, Mr. Kimber. He’s got some balls, that one.”Roberts to Kimber (about Thomas)
“I comandeer this stolen money, by order of the Peaky Blinders.”Arthur to a Lee family member.
“With all the strikes and troubles, you can’t depend on the police. And anyway, we’re more honest.”Thomas to Roberts
Grace: “Do you think I’m a whore?”
Thomas: “Everyone’s a whore, Grace. We just sell different parts of ourselves.”
Grace: “I’m a clause in a contract?”

Thomas: “If you want to be part of my organization, you have to make sacrifices.”

“Start of the day I was Lady Sarah of Connemara. By the end I was a whore with the clap. You’re a fucking bastard, offering me like that. But then you changed your mind. Why did you change your mind, Thomas?”Grace to Thomas