• Network: PBS , ITV
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 6, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  1. Apr 27, 2013
    9
    I've seen the whole show and it's a fine one. The 4 main characters do well, even though there are a few rather gaping plot holes. (A million times better than The Following, however.) The entire metaphor for early feminism and women coming into their own in law enforcement in this case is most rewarding. Very well acted by the ladies but the men are sort of 'cardboardish'. If they move onI've seen the whole show and it's a fine one. The 4 main characters do well, even though there are a few rather gaping plot holes. (A million times better than The Following, however.) The entire metaphor for early feminism and women coming into their own in law enforcement in this case is most rewarding. Very well acted by the ladies but the men are sort of 'cardboardish'. If they move on from this series, it would be great to see the show with more 'rounded' characters on both sides of the gender war. Still, enjoyable and full of potential. Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2013
    9
    Terrific acting, lighting, but a little unbelievable that a woman would walk alone in the dark to a mansion... another twist on Gothic Horror show.
  3. May 18, 2013
    9
    I have to admit I am a student of the history of Bletchley Park and the code breakers and have visited the facility recently. I initially thought the series was about BP and its role during WWII but it is much more. The story line is fascinating and the period costumes, automobiles, interior decoration of the buildings and use of restored train stations and buildings put the viewer intoI have to admit I am a student of the history of Bletchley Park and the code breakers and have visited the facility recently. I initially thought the series was about BP and its role during WWII but it is much more. The story line is fascinating and the period costumes, automobiles, interior decoration of the buildings and use of restored train stations and buildings put the viewer into the period with the actors. The four lead actors are superb in their respective roles. Because this is a British series (shown on PBS in the US) you have to concentrate a bit on the dialogue and accents. The series was recently renewed for another season and f I look forward to the next mystery for them to solve. Collapse
  4. Apr 2, 2014
    10
    Excellent writing, acting, and plot. Riveting and suspenseful. Susan does a couple of unwise things to ratchet up the suspense, but it's quite forgivable.
  5. Apr 22, 2014
    10
    Excellent actors, director and plot. Really refreshing! Too bad people did not support a third season. This kind of quality work deserves higher ratings
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Apr 22, 2013
    80
    A smart and highly suspenseful miniseries.
  2. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    Apr 22, 2013
    80
    With its fine acting, tight script, and tense tone, The Bletchley Circle is pure ecstasy for mystery fans.
  3. Reviewed by: Lesley Smith
    Apr 22, 2013
    70
    While the mystery genre has a rich history of incisive social commentary animating a compelling investigation, this series struggles to balance an examination of women’s place in post-war Britain and a classic race-against-time mystery.