In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.
Reviews
Popularity
841 ( 164)

Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2014   2012  
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two female British code breakers team with American cryptographers to solve a series of murders in San Francisco.

Stars: Crystal Balint, Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

Stars: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt
Land Girls (2009–2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

Stars: Becci Gemmell, Susan Cookson, Mark Benton
Grantchester (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie
Call the Midwife (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Stars: Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Vanessa Redgrave
The Paradise (2012–2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.

Stars: Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott, Stephen Wight
River (2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Nicola Walker, Lesley Manville
Shetland (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Alison O'Donnell, Steven Robertson
Happy Valley (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza
Wallander (2008–2016)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark
Endeavour (TV Series 2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Sean Rigby
Hinterland (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A noir crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales, where troubled DCI Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption.

Stars: Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, Alex Harries
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Cracking a killer's code (season 1) See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bletchley Circle See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

World Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Connections

Featured in The Crime Thriller Club: Episode #1.2 (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Perfect Pitch
10 April 2014 | by Mike Conrad (conono)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!


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed