Sunday, 5 January 2014
Susan, played by Anna Maxwell Martin, cannot help but notice a pattern in a series of murders of young women. The chief of police is impressed by her knowledge and quickly realises Susan must have been part of the Bletchley Park crew. I was worried she would be dismissed straight away for being a women and given a glass of sherry and told to go home. Making a mark as a woman in a man’s world is of course a major plot obstacle, but it’s done in a tolerable way. However, the police are unable to find anything and Susan realises she must have missed something and recruits her friends to help her.
The Bletchley Circle is a crime drama with a great side story of how four brave women fight for their right to make a difference. It’s a high quality production with great cast and story. Sherlock, watch out!