DRAMA PEAKY BLINDERS
9. 2 0PM, ABC2
Fans of Underbelly:Razor will find a lot to like in this British gangster drama set in 1919. Cillian Murphy (above) shines as Thomas Shelby whose family run the most feared gang in Birmingham. The Peaky Blinders sew razor blades into the peaks of their caps just in case someone gets in the way of their illegal betting, protection and black market rackets.
THE SOPRANOS STREAMING ON PRESTO All six seasons of this groundbreaking series are on Presto if you are yet to find out what put the great in the late, great James Gandolfini. It may be a gangster show, but at its heart it’s a family drama, with Gandolfini anchoring the action as a conflicted crook. One of the first series to prove TV doesn’t have to be a poor cousin to movies.
BABYLON 8. 3 0PM, BBC F I RST Director Danny Boyle ( Trainspotting) cocreated this powerful British police drama which also includes patches of dark satire. James Nesbitt (right) plays London police commissioner Richard Miller,ler who ho hires American PR expert Liz Garvey (Brit Marling) to clean up the force’s image which is being clobbered by the media. Makes TheBill look tame.