5 facts about scene length in your TV drama.

Here is a list of scenes and scene length from Episode 1 of Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders.

For an in-depth study of the opening ten minutes click here.

The breakdown is color-coded as follows:

Scenes less than 1 minute.

Scenes over 1 minute.

Scenes over 2 minutes.

Scenes over 3 minutes.

Scenes over 4 minutes.

  1. 0.18
  2. 1.00
  3. 1.05
  4. 1.35
  5. 0.17
  6. 0.30
  7. 0.52
  8. 1.28
  9. 0.54
  10. 1.21
  11. 0.22
  12. 0.18
  13. 4.33
  14. 0.10
  15. 0.57
  16. 1.52
  17. 1.02
  18. 3.11
  19. 0.38
  20. 1.35
  21. 0.24
  22. 2.01
  23. 3.49
  24. 0.46
  25. 3.28
  26. 1.21
  27. 1.43
  28. 0.07
  29. 1.01
  30. 1.14
  31. 2.09
  32. 0.45
  33. 0.15
  34. 1.46
  35. 2.04
  36. 0.17
  37. 1.53
  38. 4.03
  39. 1.10
  40. 1.14
  41. 0.18
  42. 0.36

The episode runs at 56 minutes.

Out of 42 scenes it’s interesting to note 5 things.

1. There are 18 scenes less than 1 minute.

2. There are 16 scenes over 1 minute.

3. There are 3 scenes over 2 minutes.

4. There are 3 scenes over 3 minutes.

5. There are 2 scenes over 4 minutes.

Check out the latest sneaky peak at Peaky Blinders, about the opening ten minutes last scene.

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