TOMMY Shelby and his family are set to make a return to our TV screens tonight in Peaky Blinders.

The popular BBC One drama will finish after its sixth series, which starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One, it has been confirmed.

The long-awaited return date for the new series of Peaky Blinders has been revealed on a mural in Birmingham.

The BBC show follows the lives of the notorious Shelby family, a gang rising to prominence in post-war Birmingham, and is returning for its sixth and final series later this month.

A striking 12.71m (41.7ft) high mural of the series' gang leader Tommy Shelby has been painted on the side of a building overlooking the Old Crown pub in Digbeth, Birmingham. Accompanying the painting is the release date: "final series 27 Feb".

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

The image was painted over seven days by street artist Akse, who also painted the now highly recognisable portrait of footballer Marcus Rashford in Manchester last year.

The upcoming series will be the first not to feature Helen McCrory as the family matriarch Polly Gray, after filming was put on hold due to Covid and the actress later died of cancer in April 2021.

The mural was commissioned by the BBC to celebrate the start of the final series.

The sixth series will conclude the saga of Cillian Murphy's troubled Tommy Shelby and his family's rise to power against the backdrop of industrial Birmingham.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City Hall in Bradford has been used as a location for Peaky Blinders filming in past yearsCity Hall in Bradford has been used as a location for Peaky Blinders filming in past years

A number of scenes from previous series of the show have been filmed in Bradford over the years.

Peaky Blinders has been partly filmed in the Bradford district since the first series in 2013.

These included in series five, which introduced Sam Claflin as the leader of the British Union of Fascists Oswald Mosley and was partly filmed in Bradford, ended with a cliffhanger and the Shelby family betrayed by their allies.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Locations featured on-screen include the Midland Hotel, Undercliffe Cemetery, Little Germany, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and Lidget Green.

The programme has proven so popular that Peaky Blinders tours around the city were regularly held pre-pandemic.

City Hall’s old cells have appeared in previous series - and it was again chosen for series five with its main entrance and grand staircase dressed as a hotel foyer, and House of Commons scenes were shot in council chambers.

The sneak peek of the sixth and final season dropped on New Year's Day, alongside the caption - "One last deal to be done."

Filming of the sixth and final series of the period crime drama began in January 2021, after it initially had to be postponed due to Covid-19.