"The Bletchley Circle" follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II.
Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in producing crucial intelligence, which helped the Allies to victory and shortened the war.
When Susan discovers a hidden code behind an unsolved murder she is met by skepticism from the police. She quickly realises she can only begin to crack the murders and bring the culprit to justice with her former friends.
The Bletchley Circle paints a vivid portrait of post-war Britain in this fictional tale of unsung heroes.
Runtime: 45 minutes
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The Bletchley Circle is a television mystery drama miniseries, set in 1952–53, about four women who used to work as codebreakers at Bletchley Park. Dissatisfied with the officials' failure to investigate complex crimes, the women join to investigate for themselves. The first series of the miniseries, produced for ITV, was originally shown in the UK in 2012 and premiered in the U.S. in April 2013, on PBS. A second series was broadcast on ITV in January 2014 and on PBS in April 2014. Both series were later aired by Australia's ABC TV. The programme was not renewed for a third series. In 2018 a spinoff series was announced by BritBox. The series is to be titled The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco.
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Upon its U.S. premiere—which occurred in prime time following U.S. episodes of Call the Midwife and Mr Selfridge—Variety called The Bletchley Circle “smart, addictive and situated in a fascinating historical moment”. In a review of the first series, The New York Times said the series finds “a clever, entertaining way to pay tribute to women who in their time were often overlooked and underestimated, and nevertheless found ways to never be ordinary”.
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