TV: The Bletchley Circle, Episodes 1 & 2

From Wikipedia: The Bletchley Circle

The Bletchley Circle is a 2012 television mystery drama series set in 1952 about four fictional women, Susan, Millie, Lucy, and Jean who have returned to their normal lives after producing crucial intelligence at the top security HQ Bletchley Park which helped the Allies to victory and shortened the second world war. With an extraordinary flair for code-breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills the women are focused on solving murders.

Having seen two episodes today, I was sad to learn there is only one more to go.

Imagine having a job where your extraordinary mind is taxed to its limits …

… but you’re a woman, so once the job ends, you are supposed to be resigned to this:

That’s what happened to Susan Gray, a codebreaker from Bletchley Park. A specialist in patterns, she’s uncovered a pattern to a series of murders of young women.

But she needs help, and recruits her former co-workers.

And together they systematically break the “code” of the killer.

This is a wonderful drama. Of course the conceit is that they’re pioneering things that are way ahead of their time. Serial killers with patterns, trying to get into the mind of the killer, and all that.

But it’s splendidly done and shot like a movie.

The women are all wonderful.

And they’re all women, not men in skirts.

For everyone out there who complains there are no good examples of women with brains in mass entertainment, get this and set your children down in front of it.

I can’t wait for the final episode!


The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle Behind the Scenes Photos
What happened to the women of Bletchley Park?


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