The Bletchley Circle

2012, TV Show

Latest News

Weekend TV: Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, Bletchley Return

And so the unnecessarily long goodbye begins for AMC's breakout, breakthrough signature series Mad Men, its final 14 hours being unconscionably broken into two halves over two years, starting Sunday at 10/9c. (Yes, it worked for Breaking Bad, but this isn't that kind of show.) While prolonging the inevitable, and potentially blunting whatever narrative momentum still exists in a most inelegant and desperate-seeming way, it's no wonder the often dazzling opening episode — titled "Time Zones," in a nod to the firm's now-bicoastal focus — is so preoccupied with time.

 Read Full Article

Videos

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 5/5/2014

Season 2, Episode 5
From PBS - The women realize there's corruption in the vice squad and decide to intercept the crime ring themselves.

Full Episode
Free | Xfinity Posted: 7/11/2014

They had found their place in World War II – brilliant women with brilliant minds, breaking codes at Bletchley Park that would help the Allies win the war. But when the war was over... Four graduates of Bletchley Park now at a loose end in a thankless world, have turned their razor-sharp minds to solving crime. When one of their own, Alice Merren, is imprisoned and charged with murder, Jean reunites Lucy, Susan and Millie in an attempt to prove their comrade’s innocence but there are dark forces at work at the heart of the military establishment out to stop them. With Susan called overseas, a new partner joins the Bletchley Circle. When Millie is kidnapped, brutalised and threatened by a Maltese gang that she has discovered trafficking young girls from Eastern Europe, the ladies must work fast – and undercover – if they are to save lives and not be thwarted by bribery and corruption at the heart of Scotland Yard.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/6/2014

Millie s import/export sideline leads to her abduction by a crime ring involved in trading perfume, cigarettes and stockings and in human trafficking. After her release, Millie is determined to help those sold into prostitution. Millie, Jean, Lucy and Alice decide to tip off Customs and Excise to intercept a contraband shipment and catch the traffickers.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

See where the killer s obsession with Susan and her determination to find him leads. 5/5/2013

TV Listings

Loading...

News

Weekend TV: Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, Bletchley Return

And so the unnecessarily long goodbye begins for AMC's breakout, breakthrough signature series Mad Men, its final 14 hours being unconscionably broken into two halves over two years, starting Sunday at 10/9c. (Yes, it worked for Breaking Bad, but this isn't that kind of show.) While prolonging the inevitable, and potentially blunting whatever narrative momentum still exists in a most inelegant and desperate-seeming way, it's no wonder the often dazzling opening episode — titled "Time Zones," in a nod to the firm's now-bicoastal focus — is so preoccupied with time.

read more

The Weekend Playlist: Maron on IFC, Diana Rigg on Doctor Who, Bletchley

"You're just not for everybody," comedic curmudgeon Marc Maron is told — by the more popular TV clown (at least among a comic-store backroom of Twitter nerds) Dave Foley, who plays a rather unflattering version of his real self, as does Maron, in IFC's new dark-side-of-laughter comedy series Maron (Friday, 10/9c). Sunnier than FX's Louie if only by virtue of being filmed in California, the sardonically squirm-inducing Maron alternates between slice-of-rant sitcom and self-obsessed podcast from the comedian's garage, where he vents on his unhappy personal life, his diarrhea-prone cats and his unruly, taunting Twitter following: "Who are these people? Don't they have lives?" You might well ask the same about Maron, although if he was happy (shades of Louie) there'd be no show.

read more

Ask Matt: Would Revenge Be Better Shorter? Plus: Grey's, Glee, Hannibal, Good Wife

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I just read that Mike Kelley, the creator of Revenge, is leaving the show after this season. I will admit that this season isn't as good as the first, but it's OK. There are reports that Mike Kelley wanted shorter seasons, like on cable, with 13 episodes instead of the regular 22 moving forward. Since that wasn't going to happen, he left. What do you think? Do you think the show would work better with a shorter episode order? Also, if Kelley knew the show wouldn't work with longer seasons, why didn't he speak up the first season? Do you think someone else stepping in will freshen the show a bit? I will admit the time I started to take a step back and realize the writers were going too far was when they revealed Victoria had yet another child. Really?! Did you think the writers went overboard with that storyline in particular too? I also don't agree with the assertion that Scandal has replaced Revenge. read more

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: September 06, 2012, on ITV
Rating: TV-PG
User Rating: (32 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: Four female ex-code breakers in post-WWII Britain investigate a series of murders that seem to share a pattern

Cast

Shop

The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code
Buy The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code from Amazon.com
From PBS (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $16.98 (as of 07/12/14 8:12 PM EST - more info)
The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code [Blu-ray]
Buy The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code [Blu-ray] from Amazon.com
From Pbs (Direct) (Blu-ray)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $15.11 (as of 07/12/14 8:12 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular