A PEAKY Blinders-mad illustrator has seen his dreams become reality after winning a competition to design a poster for the show's fifth series.

Harry G Ward, of Heaton, entered BBC Creative's #PeakysFanArt campaign alongside more than 1,000 other entrants.

A curated selection of 16 fan art commissions were selected, with the artwork displayed across BBC digital, online, and social platforms, as well as in a nationwide poster campaign.

Mr Ward's entry is called Cracks and depicts a number of protagonist Tommy Shelby's (Cillian Murphy) different emotional states.

He said: "In the brief for the campaign they mentioned about Tommy Shelby's calm exterior and how he's going to start cracking more as the power gets to him.

"My main aim when creating this piece was to convey emotion and feeling. I drew inspiration from multiple exposure photography as a way to convey more than one emotion at the same time, as well as giving the effect of movement."

"I found out that I'd been chosen at the end of July. They said they really liked my piece and that hit the nail on the head. I'm very very happy with it."

The 23-year-old is a Peaky Blinders fan and said Tommy Shelby is one of his favourite characters on television.

Some of the posters have been put up in Bolton but Mr Ward has heard of one as far afield as Glasgow.

He added: "I'm still really starting out as an illustrator so I'm trying to build my portfolio on my website.

"This is absolutely massive exposure for me as well so this is what it's all about really. "

Peaky Blinders has filmed in Bolton in the past, with Le Mans Crescent being depicted as London.

The gangster family epic series is set in Birmingham in 1919.

It depicts a gang, known as the 'peaky blinders' who sew razor blades into the peaks of their caps to blind people.

Series five will start at 9pm on BBC One on Sunday, with the second episode following the next night.