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The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco 

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Two female British code breakers team with American cryptographers to solve a series of murders in San Francisco.
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Series cast summary:
Crystal Balint ...  Iris Bearden 8 episodes, 2018
Rachael Stirling ...  Millie Harcourt 8 episodes, 2018
Chanelle Peloso ...  Hailey Yarner 8 episodes, 2018
Julie Graham ...  Jean McBrian 8 episodes, 2018
Ben Cotton ...  Detective Bill Bryce 8 episodes, 2018
Jennifer Spence ...  Olivia Mori 7 episodes, 2018
Peter Benson ...  Archie Hunter 7 episodes, 2018
Colin Lawrence ...  Marcus Bearden 5 episodes, 2018
Agape Mngomezulu ...  Dennis Bearden 5 episodes, 2018
Aria Birch ...  Cadence Bearden 4 episodes, 2018
Luke Camilleri ...  Edward Harcourt 3 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Lea ...  George Mason 2 episodes, 2018
Jessica Harmon ...  Lydia Nolan 2 episodes, 2018
Graeme McComb ...  Rusty 2 episodes, 2018
Aaron Craven ...  Kenneth Nolan 2 episodes, 2018
Kurt Max Runte ...  Zuyev 2 episodes, 2018
Paul McGillion ...  Howard Williams 2 episodes, 2018
Jesse Moss ...  James Crawford 2 episodes, 2018
Wesley Salter ...  Paul 2 episodes, 2018
Michael Adamthwaite ...  Viktor 2 episodes, 2018
Sarah Smyth ...  Patricia Crawford 2 episodes, 2018
Eric Breker ...  Officer Webb 2 episodes, 2018
Neil Grayston ...  Peter Mason 2 episodes, 2018
Raphael Kepinski ...  Vladimir 2 episodes, 2018
Jordana Largy ...  Charlotte Williams 2 episodes, 2018
Teach Grant ...  Roy Tullis 2 episodes, 2018
Sarah-Jane Redmond ...  Trudy Mason 2 episodes, 2018
Garfield Wilson ...  Lester Harrison 2 episodes, 2018
Primo Allon ...  Carl 2 episodes, 2018
Trevor Lerner ...  Smitty 2 episodes, 2018
Austin Anozie Austin Anozie ...  Isaac Harrison 2 episodes, 2018
Chelah Horsdal ...  Deborah Mitchell 2 episodes, 2018
Noel Johansen ...  Ilyia Sokolov 2 episodes, 2018
Adrian Hough ...  Nigel Beamish 2 episodes, 2018
Jason William Day ...  Detective Green 2 episodes, 2018
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Set during the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO captures the lives of four remarkable women gifted with extraordinary intelligence, breathtaking capacity for pattern recognition, and a genius for decryption. Years after secretly serving during WWII as code-breakers tasked with penetrating the Axis Powers' secret communications, they turn their skills to solving murders overlooked by police. In the process they are plunged into fascinating corners of the city, forge powerful relationships, and rediscover their own powers and potential. Our women achieve justice not only for the victims, but also for themselves as they carve out new lives in the wider world.

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26 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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A Different Perspective
30 August 2018 | by ringthebells18See all my reviews

I love this series. Its a spin off of The Bletchley Circle that originally aired on PBS in the US. A diverse group of four women band together to use code breaking skills they developed while in the service during WWII to solve various mysteries they encounter. The four leading actresses provide flawless performances and the actors in supporting roles are also excellent.

Set in post-war San Francico the plots touch on issues of the time - sexism, police corruption, homophobia, racial inequities, drug gang, anti-communist fervor. Sadly, most of those issues are still very relateable. The seriousness of the subject matter is counter-balanced by the pleasure of watching the women develop their relationship to the world and each other. All four of the exceptionally intelligent women push against the constraints that bind them in order to express their individual talents and passions.

The script writing is weak, especially in comparison to season 1 of the original Bletchley Circle but it seems to have been produced as a broadcast tv series rather than a PBS or BBC production and the high quality acting more than compensates for the poor writing.

A well-acted historical series with four female leading characters is a rarity that shouldn't be dismissed because it isn't perfect. I look forward to watching this weekly in part because its entertaining but it doesn't require total brain death to be enjoyed.


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