'Peaky Blinders' is officially returning on Sunday August 25

'Peaky Blinders' is officially returning on Sunday August 25

It's time to check your pocket watches and don your flat caps, because the BBC has officially announced that series five of Peaky Blinders will officially return to our screens on Sunday 25 August, Digital Spy has reported.

Check out the official series five trailer below:

The series' official synopsis reads:

"Series five of Steven Knight's crime family saga finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere.

"When Tommy Shelby MP (Cillian Murphy) 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."

The final episode of season 4 aired on December 20, 2017 - meaning it will have been more than 20 months since we were treated with more Peaky Blinders.

To refresh your memory, that episode saw Arthur wounded by the Changrettas at the boxing match between Bonnie Gold and Goliath. This, in turn, saw Tommy hold a fake funeral for his brother, which meant he was able to outsmart Luca Changretta, killing him and bringing an end to their bitter vendetta.

Then, after killing Alfie for betraying the Shelbys, Tommy uses his connections to the Communist party in order to secure an endorsement for his campaign for Member of Parliament, an election Tommy went on to win - meaning we're going to be treated to Tommy Shelby MP for series five.

As the unstable Shelby clan enter into the political world, how will Tommy cope in the Houses of Parliament? We already know from the series synopsis that Shelby Company Ltd. will be "thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929".

The Shelbys will also have to contend with a new Scottish razor gang, as well as the rise of fascism in the shape of real-life politician Oswald Mosley, played by Sam Claflin.

And don't forget UK viewers, the show has moved from BBC Two to BBC One, and the series premiere will air at 9pm!