1. In the opening 10 minutes of Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders only 2 scenes are driven by dialogue:
i) Scene 8 – Arthur and Thomas’s power struggle. (1.28)
ii) Scene 10 – Freddie’s political battle cry. (1.21)
N.B Not including the Opening Credits, these are the two longest scenes in the opening 10 minutes.
2. C.I Campbell’s scenes (the series antagonist) have NO dialogue. They are visual only.
3. In total there are approximately 3 minutes of dialogue.
So, this means that the opening 10 minutes of Peaky Blinders is:
30% dialogue. 70% action.