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Four women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park have taken up civilian lives. Susan, has collated data about a series of murders. She tries to convince the police she knows where another body is, but they are unable to locate it and dismiss her. She turns to her three friends and they work out where the next victim will be taken, find the body, then decide they are the only ones who can track down the killer.
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PBSThe Bletchley Circle DVD
 
4.8

(based on 68 reviews)

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A GOOD SHOW!!

Another magnificent show from PBS. Yea for another whiz-banger mystery with smart, determined women. Everything to do with the acting, directing, costuming and producing of this show is spot on. Lucky to...Read complete review

Another magnificent show from PBS. Yea for another whiz-banger mystery with smart, determined women. Everything to do with the acting, directing, costuming and producing of this show is spot on. Lucky to have caught the first two programs and will...not...miss the rest. Hope it has a long run with many mysteries for these four to solve.

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Problems of Translation...

The show is great. My deduction of two stars here is due to my inability to figure out whether the US PBS DVD is the slightly cut version broadcast in the US on PBS...Read complete review

The show is great. My deduction of two stars here is due to my inability to figure out whether the US PBS DVD is the slightly cut version broadcast in the US on PBS or the original full version as broadcast on ITV.

The broadcast timings for the UK version are 150 minutes. For the US version they are 135 minutes. Whether this is the product of the PAL to NTSC conversion slowdown, cuts, or both is an open question that I can't answer at this point and PBS has refused to answer.

As a result I won't be buying the US version. I will be purchasing the UK Acorn release.

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5.0

Love it and can't wait for Series 2

By jeanie

from Newcastle, WAshington

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Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD:

I also am perplexed after reading some of the reviews about how the PBS/US version always, and I mean always, cuts parts out of fabulous dramas. I always buy the original version from UK/Acorn if I want to really see the drama. PBS is always cutting parts out - case in point: North and South with Richard Armitage. I watched it on PBS and had to own it. Watching it on the dvd from UK I realized there were parts missing on the tv version and suddenly parts became clear! Why does PBS cut these scenes or rather BBC America as well? Do they think we are dumb Americans or something? Please, please do not cut the scenes out - it is very frustrating!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Code Breaking Thriller

By IndyKate

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD:

The title intrigued me because I've read much about the UK code breakers of WW II. Watching it was part history lesson and all outstanding and intense intrigue. Carefully plotted and quite well directed and acted. The characters were individuals and eminently believable. The suspense was well maintained and the outcome unpredictable until the end. It certainly maintains the Masterpiece standards and I highly recommend it.

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5.0

Unparallelled intrigue

By Leontine

from New Orleans, LA

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Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD:

This show is outstanding from the cast of characters, to plots, to costuming, to "the patterns" that mark the staging backdrops and camera angles -- such intelligent thought has gone into this production. On top of that, the portrayal of women as intelligent, dedicated and earnest individuals with skills worthy of the most complex of endeavors is commendable. For as much as we know that women are the equals of men, we also know that they are not treated that way even today, which makes the dismissive attitude of the police all that more poignant.
Well done . . . . . .

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5.0

fabulous example of smart women

By curious viewers

from New York City

Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD:

What a wonderful show! My husband and I want more epsiodes!!! are there new ones being planned and filmed??

 
4.0

Two Versions or a second case?

By gerdog

from El Centro, CA92251

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Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD:

I purchased one DVD from PBS and the plot and case are very entertaining. I next watched the same episode on television and found it to have an oddly different conclusion. Either way it will be a great series if pursued by whoever produces it. g

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