The producers of the award-winning BBC Two period crime drama Peaky Blinders have confirmed that Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory are to reprise their roles as Thomas Shelby and Aunt Polly.

The confirmation of the actors' return follows their weekend wins at the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels in Biarritz, where Murphy was named Best Actor and McCrory Best Actress.

The series also won the award for Best Original Soundtrack (composer Martin Phipps).

The second series of Peaky Blinders will begin filming next month, and will be shown on BBC Two in Autumn 2014.