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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 (U.K. Edition)
 
4.8

(based on 82 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it and can't wait for Series 2

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...Read complete review

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!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Excellent

By Freebird

from Knoxville, TN

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Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD (U.K. Edition):

Great plot, acting, directing and period sets! No room for disappointment.

 
5.0

Talent is Timeless

By El Brando

from Madison, WI

Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD (U.K. Edition):

A series that shows the indispensable nature of gifted women even after those gifts are not appreciated by those in power. Four women show that while a war is over the struggles of some continue. They use their amazing talents in a stifling world that would seek to pigeon hole them in meniality. Working together they seek to save the victims of a predator, find justice for those that have fallen and in the end redeem what it means to be genius.

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5.0

Better the second time around

By Lottie

from Melrose, Florida

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Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD (U.K. Edition):

Loved it on PBS; loved it at home. It's a great story with wonderful characters and a plot to die for!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

War-time skills used in later days

By Ingrid

from Seattle, WA

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Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD (U.K. Edition):

I enjoyed the show. I didn't realize so many people had had to sign the official secrets act & had to lie about what they did during the war. Especially had to be hard for the decoders at Bletchley who had to be content with going back to previous lives and solving crossword puzzles and number puzzles as their only outlet.

A group of former workers at Bletchley are convinced that current murders can be solved by patterns, coding and analysis. There are a few stumbles along the way, but in the end they are right on.

It also is a realistic portrayal of the hardships of life in post-war England. I hadn't realized rationing & coupons lasted so long afterwards. Great costuming as well. A fun peek at post-war England with drama & suspense thrown in.

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3.0

Bletchley Circle-Original and Series 2

By billybob

from Sacramento. CA

Comments about PBS The Bletchley Circle DVD (U.K. Edition):

Not being familiar with the program, I had hoped it would be based on WWII Bletchley situations in the breaking of German coding and messages. Aside from that, I enjoyed the mystery stories.

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