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The Bletchley Circle 

In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.
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Series cast summary:
Rachael Stirling ...  Millie 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Julie Graham ...  Jean 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Sophie Rundle ...  Lucy 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Anna Maxwell Martin ...  Susan 5 episodes, 2012-2014
Mark Dexter ...  Timothy 5 episodes, 2012-2014
Hattie Morahan ...  Alice 4 episodes, 2014
Faye Marsay ...  Lizzie 4 episodes, 2014
Nick Blood ...  Ben Gladstone 4 episodes, 2014
Ed Birch Ed Birch ...  Harry 3 episodes, 2012
Michael Gould Michael Gould ...  Deputy Commissioner Wainwright 3 episodes, 2012
Elliot Kerley Elliot Kerley ...  Sam 3 episodes, 2012
Jocelyn Macnab Jocelyn Macnab ...  Claire 3 episodes, 2012
Steven Robertson ...  Crowley 3 episodes, 2012
Kieran Bew ...  Clerk on Train 2 episodes, 2012
Simon Chandler ...  Solicitor 2 episodes, 2014
Edyta Budnik ...  Elishka 2 episodes, 2014
Matthew Cullum Matthew Cullum ...  Constable Barry 2 episodes, 2012
Brana Bajic Brana Bajic ...  Marta 2 episodes, 2014
Orestes Sophocleous ...  Lazzru Magros 2 episodes, 2014
Joanne Adams Joanne Adams ...  Guard 2 episodes, 2014
Anastasia Hille ...  Angela 2 episodes, 2012
Mabel Watson Mabel Watson ...  Claire 2 episodes, 2014
Freddie Anness-Lorenz Freddie Anness-Lorenz ...  Sam 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Huw Richard Huw ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2014
John Lightbody ...  Sergeant George 2 episodes, 2012
Paul Ritter ...  Masters 2 episodes, 2014
Thomasin Rand Thomasin Rand ...  Mary 2 episodes, 2012
James Weaver James Weaver ...  Soldier 2 episodes, 2014
Simon Williams ...  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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September 2012 (UK) See more »

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Looks good on paper, but disappointed after watching
27 November 2013 | by rlaineSee all my reviews

(Reviewing Season 1)

I like British detective stories, I'm interested in problem solving, code breaking, crypts and logic reasoning. I'm interested in ww2 and post-ww2. Still wasn't too excited about this.

Why not then? There is very little of the actual code breaking, reasoning etc. They kind of jump to conclusions when it comes to viewer. They talk about code breaking, but there's never a real moment you'd feel like you/they actually figured out something relevant. It felt kind of dumbed down. The story in general is quite interesting, but the script around it is quite yawning.

The cast.. well the leading lady in my opinion wasn't very likable. She was OK, but the same thing with Gillian Anderson in the recent "The Fall", as a character I felt she was quite uninteresting. The youngest of the circle had a more solid background written in the script, but I'm not sure if I could even distinguish the two remaining women from each other, they were bystanders at best.

And even tho one of the ladies had a more solid background written in the script, I'm not sure if it was relevant really. It was kind of a sub plot without a proper conclusion. Maybe flesh for the second season.

So. Not crap, but nothing special either.


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