The Bletchley Circle (2012–2014)
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Cracking a Killer's Code: Part 2 

The women surmise that the killer is a rail employee, familiar with train times, who offered his victims perfume or nylons to go with him and they narrow the list of suspects down to three ... See full summary »


Andy De Emmony


Guy Burt

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Maxwell Martin ... Susan
Rachael Stirling ... Millie
Julie Graham ... Jean
Sophie Rundle ... Lucy
Kieran Bew ... Clerk on Train
Ed Birch Ed Birch ... Harry
Joanna Brookes Joanna Brookes ... Mrs. Cross
Matthew Cullum Matthew Cullum ... Constable Barry
Angela Curran Angela Curran ... Woman
Mark Dexter ... Timothy
Sarah Finigan ... Mrs. Casterwell
Jamie Glassman Jamie Glassman ... Vicar
Michael Gould Michael Gould ... Deputy Commissioner Wainwright
Anastasia Hille ... Angela
Elliot Kerley Elliot Kerley ... Sam


The women surmise that the killer is a rail employee, familiar with train times, who offered his victims perfume or nylons to go with him and they narrow the list of suspects down to three men. However, when Susan takes her theory to DCI Compton, in the absence of Wainwright, he is dismissive. Following a failed attempt to trap the killer,in which Lucy, acting as bait, is sexually assaulted by a passenger who is not the murderer, they discover that their original theory is wrong. Susan suspects that the real killer set up the others as red herrings and believes he learned how to cover his tracks because he also worked in espionage. She visits ex-spy master Cavendish, who gives her the name of a man who became psychologically unstable after being buried in rubble for three days. Susan goes to see the man's psychiatrist, unaware that she is facing the man himself. Written by don @ minifie-1

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13 September 2012 (UK) See more »

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Millie: She means be bait. Put on the right clothes, use the right lipstick, the right makeup, get on the train, try to catch his eye.
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Facing the Enemy
14 July 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

In a male dominated culture, these four women realize that they need to do something to catch a serial killer. While Scotland Yard appreciates their work (actually only aware of one of them), they choose to do all the interpreting and have no imagination. So at the conclusion of the first episode, the women come upon one of the victims and are put off. They decide to take dramatic steps, placing one of their own in harm's way. Things don't go well. Finally, they begin to act strongly, doing a bit of threatening (they have knowledge of actions during the war which they could use against some people). But the male presence continues to obstruct their efforts. One of them is beaten severely by her husband when he suspects she is meeting a man (she was the decoy and she was nearly raped). There are some unique dynamics. As we move on ahead, Susan, who thought all of this up, has just gone to a psychiatric hospital. Unfortunately, there is another fly in the ointment. A man has been arrested, but it is obvious to the women, he is not the one. He's been framed by the real bad guy.

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