Reminder — The Bletchley Circle airing now on PBS

The Bletchley Circle is set in post WWII London and follows a group of women who undertook top-secret code breaking during the war who become involved in a series of murders because they, from their war work, can see patterns that the police have missed.

The first two episodes have already aired on PBS and the second one is available online until Sunday May 5th when the third and final episode will broadcast.


Two New ITV Crime Dramas Coming in May

Murder on the Home Front is a two-part crime drama set in London in 1940.  A pathologist who pushes the boundaries of the forensic science of the time and his clever female secretary discover that a serial killer is operating under the cover of the chaos induced by the Blitz.  It premieres Thursday May 9th at 9pm.

Life of Crime is a three-part drama that begins in the 1980s when a new WPC is driven to do whatever it takes to find the killer of a young woman.  The choices she makes in that case follow her through the next three decades while she rises through the ranks.  The first episode will air Friday May 10th at 9pm.


PBS in April – Call The Midwife & The Bletchley Circle

Amidst all the new tv drama premieres in the UK here are two PBS shows for North American viewers:

First, Call the Midwife season two began showing on Sunday nights on March 31st.  Fans can look forward to seven more episodes, as well as (eventually) a Christmas special, of this glass half full drama about midwives working in East London in the 1950s.  The first episode is available online at PBS.

Second is The Bletchley Circle starting on Sunday, April 21st.  This three-part murder mystery is set in post WWII London.  A group of women use the top-secret code breaking skills that they acquired during the war to track a serial killer.  You can check out a promo here.


Aside: For UK Endeavour fans the date for the series one premiere has now been set – Sunday, April 14th at 8pm on ITV.