The Bletchley Circle: Season 1 (2012)



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Air date: Apr 21, 2013
Air date: Apr 28, 2013
Air date: May 5, 2013

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In post-war Britain of 1952, four former workers at the top secret Bletchley Park with an extraordinary flair for code breaking, have slipped back into the anonymity of civilian life. One of the four female friends summons the others to use their unusual skills to track down a serial sex killer.


Critic Reviews for The Bletchley Circle Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

It also provides a compelling crime story, rich, likable characters and the usual top-quality British TV acting.

Apr 19, 2013 | Full Review…
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The Bletchley Circle is more akin to an old Sherlock Holmes mystery than a modern crime drama, with plenty of plot twists and deductive leaps of logic; Agatha Christie appreciators should take note.

Aug 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The series cleverly captures how World War II, with its massive mobilization of British men from all walks of life into the armed forces and related military work, transformed many thousands of women's lives.

Apr 21, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Despite the relatively short running time, the fine cast does a good job of making the four women memorable.

Apr 19, 2013 | Full Review…

If you put these ladies together with the midwives of Nonnatus House, they could probably save the world.

Apr 19, 2013 | Full Review…

You can now add PBS's The Bletchley Circle to the list of worthwhile Sunday night programming.

Apr 26, 2013 | Full Review…
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What moves Bletchley Circle from good to remarkable is how the struggle between the women and the serial killer are a sort of stand-in for Britain's struggle in moving from a deadly past to an uncertain future in the decade following World War II.

Apr 21, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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It's a wonderful portrait packed with inhibited silences and evasions, the product of perfect performances-Ms. Martin's and Mr.Dexter's-perfectly sustained throughout.

Apr 18, 2013 | Full Review…

Smart, addictive and situated in a fascinating historical moment, "The Bletchley Circle" is the kind of nifty little British confection only PBS would provide.

Apr 17, 2013 | Full Review…
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