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Peaky Blinders Fans Divided Over Massive Change To Opening Credits

Gregory Robinson

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Peaky Blinders Fans Divided Over Massive Change To Opening Credits

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Peaky Blinders fans were elated when the Brummie drama returned for its long awaited sixth series on Sunday evening. However, some die-hard viewers were left seriously confused by the opening credits.

Since the show debuted in 2013, the opening credits have featured the song 'Red Right Hand' by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds however several viewers noticed that the song was missing.

Peaky Blinders returned this month and fans noticed something was missing (Credit: BBC)
Peaky Blinders returned this month and fans noticed something was missing (Credit: BBC)

One fan posted on Reddit to see if anyone else felt something was amiss in the first episode. “Did anyone else feel off about there being no red right hand track?” They said.

Another viewer said: “I expected it every time the screen went black.”

There was even more shock and confusion on Twitter. “Where the f*ck is RED RIGHT HAND.,” one fan demanded.

One person, who also noticed that the song was missing in the show, said they had to find their own solution. “Me blasting Red Right Hand after the episode as BBC forgot to put it in,” they tweeted with a meme of Jay Versace crying while listening to music.

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

While one other concerned Peaky Blinders fan shared: “Anyone else missing the 'Red right hand' tune?”

Someone else shared a meme of side eyeing Chloe Clem and wrote: “Why didn't I hear red right hand”.

Halfway through the Sunday night broadcast, one fan took to Twitter to air their concerns. “Can’t believe we haven’t even had red right hand yet,” they said.

Unfortunately for them, the song never came.

Another fan on Reddit noted that the song has been phased out slowly after the first four series and director Anthony Byrne only used the song once in series 5 which aired in 2019.

Peaky Blinders were left disappointed by one detail in series (Credit: BBC)
Peaky Blinders were left disappointed by one detail in series (Credit: BBC)

The director has spoken out about why the infamous song that so many Peaky Blinders fanatics love was ultimately ditched.

“I just personally felt it was being overused and I think if you overuse anything it loses its power,” he told the Express in 2020.

“I felt it had been firmly established, its association with the show is cemented it’s not going anywhere and I used it once at the opening for episode one,” he added.

“I think it was season four where whenever they’d use it they were using cover versions as well. So it just felt it had been diluted and it had been overused.”

Peaky Blinders continues on Sunday, 6th March on BBC iPlayer and BBC One.

Topics: TV And Film, Peaky Blinders, BBC

Gregory Robinson
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