EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: “THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE”
Jake Lushington, Rachael Stirling, Hattie Morahan
By Abbie Bernstein
Bletchley Park is a real place in England. During World War II, it was where the British government headquartered the Intelligence workers tasked with deciphering the codes used by the enemy. An unusually high percentage (for the era) of those working at Bletchley Park were women.
The first season of THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, which aired last year in the U.S., takes place after WWII has ended. Former Bletchley Park worker Susan, played by Anna Maxwell Martin, is now married and the mother of two, but when she sees patterns she recognizes from her war days in the handiwork of a serial killer, she is determined to put her dormant skills to use. Although it takes some persuasion, Susan rounds up some of her old Bletchley colleagues – former boss Jean, played by Julie Graham, young memory whiz Lucy, played by Sophie Rundle, and convention-defying Millie, played by Rachael Stirling – to track down the murderer.