The Bletchley Circle (2012– )

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In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

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 Millie (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jean (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Lucy (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Susan (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Timothy (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Alice (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Ben Gladstone (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Harry (3 episodes, 2012)
Michael Gould ...
 Deputy Commissioner Wainwright (3 episodes, 2012)
Elliot Kerley ...
 Sam (3 episodes, 2012)
Jocelyn Macnab ...
 Claire (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Crowley (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Clerk on Train (2 episodes, 2012)
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Edyta Budnik ...
 Elishka / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Matthew Cullum ...
 Constable Barry (2 episodes, 2012)
Brana Bajic ...
 Marta (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Lazzru Magros (2 episodes, 2014)
Joanne Adams ...
 Guard (2 episodes, 2014)
Anastasia Hille ...
 Angela (2 episodes, 2012)
Mabel Watson ...
 Claire (2 episodes, 2014)
Freddie Anness-Lorenz ...
 Sam (2 episodes, 2014)
Richard Huw ...
 Doctor (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Sergeant George (2 episodes, 2012)
Paul Ritter ...
 Masters (2 episodes, 2014)
Thomasin Rand ...
 Mary (2 episodes, 2012)
James Weaver ...
 Soldier (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Cavendish (2 episodes, 2012)
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During WWII, men and women working at Bletchley Park played a vital role, breaking the codes used by the German military. Nine years later, former codebreaker Susan is a housewife and mother, but she continues to recognize patterns that surround her in everyday life. When a series of women are brutally murdered around London, Susan sees a pattern emerging. However, when a police-search for what Susan believes to be an overlooked victim turns up nothing, she realizes she cannot solve this puzzle alone. Enlisting three former Bletchley Park colleagues: Millie, Lucy, and Jean; Susan knows they have little time to break this code before the killer strikes again. Written by L. Hamre

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Perfect Pitch
10 April 2014 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Atmospheric, detailed and fairly gripping drama. I should add that I've only seen the first season so far. I enjoy the look of the show, the historical settings, and the impressive production values.

The leads also impress with their acting chops and the 1950s milieu is richly evoked for the most part, with only occasional anachronisms.

Meanwhile: Horrible, awful males everywhere--each one worse than the one before--and our four modest superwomen must contend with them! I won't belabour the plot details (ably done by others here) but part of the 'perfect pitch' is the "Grrl-power" theme which is masterfully suited to our times and very much on-target when it comes to the pursuit of ratings. Well done!


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