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The Bletchley Circle

Series 1-Episode 3
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Series 1-Episode 3

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Review

As this muted, slow-burning and not very thrilling psychological thriller ends, the Famous Four are closing in on the killer who has abducted, tortured and murdered women railway passengers in post-Second World War England.

Susan (Anna Maxwell Martin, the main reason to watch) gets uncomfortably near to the truth as we saw at the end of last week’s episode when she walks up some very dark stairs in a very dark building. Now we know the identity of the murderer there’s not an awful lot of tension left in the story, though it’s still an atmospheric and rather poignant tale of lives left in a state of flux.

For the clever women of the Bletchley Circle, who were so crucial to the war effort for so long, the end of the conflict has left nothing but acres of empty time. “What do I do now?” wonders one, when it’s all over.

Summary

Susan and her code-breaking allies seem to have finally tracked down the murderer, and attempt to confront the culprit. However, the pursuit of justice remains complicated - and as the women get closer to their target, they are forced to put themselves in grave danger. Drama set in 1952, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham and Sophie Rundle. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Susan Anna Maxwell Martin
Millie Rachael Stirling
Jean Julie Graham
Lucy Sophie Rundle
Harry Ed Birch
Timothy Mark Dexter
Dep Comm Wainwright Michael Gould
Angela Anastasia Hille
Sam Elliot Kerley
Claire Jocelyn Macnab
Crowley Steven Robertson
Cavendish Simon Williams
Policeman James Puddephatt
Clerk on train Kieran Bew
Director Andy de Emmony
Executive Producer Simon Heath
Producer Jake Lushington
Writer Guy Burt
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