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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Pity about historical authenticity and continuity
7 July 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Interesting concept, but facile execution.

Like Foyles War, this can't get its transport history right. A routemaster bus features from both outside and inside at various times

  • but this program is supposed to be set in 1952 and the Routemaster


wasn't introduced in London until 1956. Susan's husband's car is a 1954 Morris Oxford.

Sorry if this sounds pedantic, but it does rather destroy any sense of historical context.

I'd also like to know where, in the days before the internet, the intrepid ladies managed to get hold, so easily, of so much information on trains, work rosters and the like. It's as though the writer/director think that the only difference between the internet age and the 1950s is that information was only available in hard copy in the 1950s. Information in the 1950s was very much harder to come by, especially as it even predates the photocopier.

Continuity is very poor, especially given low level of lighting for many scenes. The viewer has no time to process the end of the previous scene before the next is upon us - often involving the same character arriving in a different location.


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