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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 Lizzie (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Ben Gladstone (4 episodes, 2014)
Ed Birch ...
 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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 Solicitor (2 episodes, 2014)
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)
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 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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Melodramatic with poor research
3 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An enjoyable series which started brilliantly but has lost marks from me owing to its descent into melodrama and the use of clichéd villains.

The writers have also fallen into a common trap for UK series (e.g. "Poirot") of believing that smuggling was/is a police matter. It was not and is not. In the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s it would have been investigated by Customs & Excise, not the police. Now (2014) it would come under the remit of the Border Force and/or the NCA (depending on the scale of the crime).

Otherwise it is watchable but not in the same class as UK series such as "Sherlock", "Death in Paradise" and "Jonathan Creek".


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