Petrol should be 3p a litre cheaper as costs fall, say RAC
THE Peaky Blinders gang are back in town and the backstreets of Manchester have been transformed into 1930s Birmingham as filming for series five continues.
Cillian Murphy, who stars as Tommy Shelby in the hit BBC gangster drama, was seen in the city as the cast and crew film a dramatic funeral scene in and around Princess Street.
A horse-drawn hearse turned heads as it made its way through the city centre this morning, carrying what appeared to be a child-sized coffin with flowers spelling out Peter.
But who is Peter? Nobody seems to know – but the spoiler is well and truly out after being paraded through the busy city today.
Film crews descended on Harter Street yesterday, transforming it with period details including cobbles and antique lampposts ready for the shoot to begin today.
A building nearby has been transformed into Birmingham’s FUEL retailers should be cutting the price of petrol by at least 3p per litre following a sudden drop in the cost of oil and a strengthening of the pound, it has been claimed.
The RAC said the wholesale price of petrol has dropped below Snow Hill Station, with signs advertising train services to Cheltenham, Edinburgh and London, and vintage suitcases piled on trolleys outside. Smoke cannons created a misty, atmospheric £1 per litre, meaning supermarket pump prices should be around £1.25 taking into account delivery, profit and VAT. But motorists are still being charged around £1.28 at the four big supermarkets, while the average price across all setting as the funeral procession marched past – and Cillian was spotted standing nearby.
Filming began in Manchester last month for series five, which is moving to BBC One from BBC Two.
Set in the wake of the financial crash of 1929, the latest instalment of Steven Knight’s crime family saga finds the world thrown into forecourts stands at £1.32. RAC fuel spokesperson Simon Williams said: “Major fuel retailers should be reacting to the sharp drop in the wholesale price of petrol by knocking at least 3p a litre off at the pumps. Motorists have economic turmoil. When Tommy is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.
Mr Knight said: “Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then.” suffered with rising petrol prices for most of this year. If prices don’t fall soon then we fear this will be further evidence of the so-called ‘rocket and feather’ effect where prices go up far more quickly than they fall,” he said.