Change Your Image
Upload An Image
Crop And Save
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
For anyone expecting anything to do with Bletchley Park and code cracking you will be disappointed. The plot could be attached to almost any 4 women with time on their hands. They just happened to have worked at Bletchley Park, though you wouldn't know it from the series.
We never get to see any real sleuthing and eventually the foursome luck their way into capturing the perpetrator. Indeed, he almost wills them to capture him so that he can "go out with a bang", with some girlies from the park, as a way of closing the circle that began in Bletchley.
The acting was fine. Simon Williams under-used. Unlike Williams in Upstairs Downstairs, I won't be watching this series again, years from now.
A rather odd way of shoe-horning WW2 and Blethcley Park into a mystery/thriller but that is to be expected as the years pass. Expect Aliens v Tommies in the near future.
High-brow arts programme on a low-brow TV channel
Aquarius was a weekly arts programme shown on Saturday evenings on ITV's London Weekend Television channel.
It was a precursor to the current long running arts programme The South Bank Show, which replaced it a year after Aquarius was last televised.
Like its successor it featured documentaries, interviews and highlights of contemporary and historical artists in music, film, theatre and the fine arts.
Memorable shows included the life and work of the composer Eric Satie, a short play about the life of female aviator Amy Johnson and her solo flight from Britain to Australia during the 1930s. There was also a documentary on the filming of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Jesus Christ Superstar.