The eagerly anticipated series six of the BBC's hit drama Peaky Blinders is getting closer as these sneak, erm, peaks of the latest scene show.

Production crews assembled on the steps of the St George's Hall in Liverpool as the gritty gangster drama once again shot scenes in the north west.

The images set the scene for a dramatic anti Fascist demonstration as people arrived at an event to be faced by a large crowd of anti 'Black Shirt' protesters in the pouring rain.

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Props such as umbrellas were set up outside the city's neoclassical building from around 6pm.

The usual old fashioned cars and classic attire also made an appearance as the Shelby family looked to continue their domination of the UK's streets.

Classic cars once again were on the Peaky Blinders set
A fight scene breaks out as protesters clash with police on the steps of St George’s Hall

The crew were seen in the murky shadows after dark with crowds and police officers setting for a tense affair.

Filming was said to have gone on well into the early hours of the morning with actors seen to be wearing facemasks to help protect against the coronavirus pandemic.

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An anti Fascist demonstration was filmed in the pouring rain.
Peaky Blinders film set at St Georges Hall Plateau in Liverpool

While the drama is set in the West Midlands city following the First World War, Liverpool is often used for the backdrop for the show.

Since 2012, the drama has been filmed at a range of locations in the city, including the Welsh Streets, the Tobacco warehouse at Stanley Dock and in Port Sunlight.

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A fight scene breaks out as protesters clash with police
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Cillian Murphy was spotted heading into the St George's Hall along with Paul Anderson and other cast members

The show's return has been highly anticipated since the explosive end to series five in September 2019.

In what was the darkest series yet for the Peaky Blinders, Tommy, played by Cillian Murphy, entered the murky world of politics and was continuously haunted by the illusion of his dead wife.

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With huge moments throughout, including Aunt Polly's resignation, and Michael making his move, the series cliff hanger left viewers wondering whether it was indeed the end of the powerhouse.

With fans chomping at the bit for the new series, it'll be interesting to see how this run pans out.

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