Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Bletchley Circle Premieres Tonight

There's a new period drama from PBS that looks promising—and it begins tonight at 10 pm. The Bletchley Circle is a three-part murder mystery series that aired in the UK in fall to critical acclaim. The story follows a group of women who have an extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill they honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, the site of the UK's main decryption establishment.

The Bletchley Circle is set in 1952 when all four of the women have returned to civilian life and have been keeping their intelligence work secret from everyone—including family and friends. A series of grisly murders targeting women that have the police stymied reunites the team and they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes. The drama series stars Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin and Julie Graham (left to right above).

The Bletchley Circle will air on Sundays at 10 pm until May 5, 2013. Here's a preview of Episode 1.

Photo:  Content Television/Laurence Cendrowicz