HIT drama Peaky Blinders has been filming at Bradford's City Hall today.

The hugely popular Bafta-winning period drama returned to the city to film scenes for Series 5, due on our TV screens in 2019.

The main entrance to City Hall was transformed into a hotel foyer, with plants, sculptures and a pile of suitcases at the bottom of the staircase. And upstairs, in the Lord Mayor's Office, cast members including Cillian Murphy - who plays notorious gang leader Tommy Shelby - spent the day filming.

This the third time that Peaky Blinders has filmed in the Bradford district. Previous scenes have been shot in locations such as historic Undercliffe Cemetery and Peel Park, and in 2017 cast and crew were at City Hall, filming for the fourth series, which starred big names such as Tom Hardy and Oscar-winner Adrien Brody.

Producers are tight-lipped about the new series, which takes the Shelby family into a new era.

Set in Birmingham, the show opened in Series 1 straight after the First World War and saw Tommy return to his home town, determined to rise to the top of his family hierarchy.

The show, created and written by Steven Knight and based on real West Midlands gangsters who got their name from sewing razor blades into their caps, has been a hit worldwide.

Peaky Blinders was the first production to receive funding from Screen Yorkshire through the Yorkshire Content Fund.

Production company, Tiger Aspect, worked with Bradford's City of Film team on today's shoot. David Wilson, Director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, said: "This is the third time that Bradford has hosted the award-winning drama Peaky Blinders and its always a pleasure to work with Tiger Aspect. They are true professionals and always have great respect for the heritage buildings they use.

"The drama has a truly international appeal partly because it is available across the world on Netflix. Locations used so far across the city in previous seasons include Undercliffe Cemetery, Shipley canal, Little Germany, the Midland Hotel and of course the iconic City Hall. I’ve had several requests for Peaky Blinders location tours so watch this space, it might well form part of City of Film 10th anniversary celebrations in 2019."