When it was announced that a sequel series to The Bletchley Circle was to be set in San Francisco, we were intrigued: we had a soft spot for the first series.
It followed a group of women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park during the second world war and, having now returned to civilian life, find themselves investigating murder cases which have the police stymied. It starred Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Anna Maxwell Martin and Sophie Rundle.
With Maxwell Martin and Rundle gone, the San Francisco series was set in 1956, three years after the events of the original series. Jean and Millie depart London for San Francisco to investigate the murder of a close friend. There they are joined by North American code-breakers Iris and Hailey who, like their British counterparts, find themselves undervalued and overlooked despite their indispensable contributions to the war effort. With renewed purpose, the code-breaking team will stay in San Francisco and continue to solve mysteries together in the Bay Area.
The first episodes from the San Francisco series aired in 2018, and now we’re getting the final batch.
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco: Friday 26th April, 9pm, ITV
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