London, she gets the band back together, so to speak. If they couldn’t tell anyone about their wartime efforts, they certainly can’t tell anyone now; after all, what could housewives possibly do that the police couldn’t?
Plenty, of course, which adds another layer of compelling complexity atop the one of serial-killer suspense The Bletchley Circle already boasts. As one character says, “There’s a ton of bumf in there.”
Across the ITV-to-PBS series’ mere three episodes, each of the ladies (Episodes' Sophie Rundle, Rachael Stirling and Bonekickers' Julie Graham being the others) plays her part with a distinct personality, contributing to the group a strong dynamic it otherwise would lack. While girl power is an intentional theme, director Andy De Emmony never forgets the show is a mystery-thriller, and a bloody terrific one at that. —Rod Lott