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The Bletchley Circle Series 2 [DVD]

Anna Maxwell Martin , Rachael Stirling    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Feb 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,624 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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They had found their place in World War II – brilliant women with brilliant minds, breaking codes at Bletchley Park that would help the Allies win the war. But when the war was over...

Four graduates of Bletchley Park now at a loose end in a thankless world, have turned their razor-sharp minds to solving crime. When one of their own, Alice Merren, is imprisoned and charged with murder, Jean reunites Lucy, Susan and Millie in an attempt to prove their comrade’s innocence; but there are dark forces at work at the heart of the military establishment out to stop them.

With Susan called overseas, a new partner joins the Bletchley Circle. When Millie is kidnapped, brutalised and threatened by a Maltese gang that she has discovered trafficking young girls from Eastern Europe, the ladies must work fast – and undercover – if they are to save lives and not be thwarted by bribery and corruption at the heart of Scotland Yard.

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Bletchley Circle - Series 2

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great drama. 30 Mar 2014
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Loved it hope for more series.So well worth watching and so cleverly done. Enjoyed all the actors and the performances.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top-Class Entertainment 3 Feb 2014
By ACB (swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
The first series of Bletchley Circle brought a relaxed yet purposeful dedication and camaraderie within the operatives of the secret code-breakers of World War 2. This second series, set in 1953, picks up naturally from this. The 'one for all, all for one' philosophy is maintained. Two delightful stories are portrayed. When one of their compatriots, Alice,(Hattie Morahan), is convicted of murdering her ex-lover, scientist John Richards (Paul McGann,), she refuses to comment and is obviously being protective. The Bletchley girls re-unite as she is due to be hanged. Years before , Alice had joined the Bletchley team and John had gone to Porton (Down) the government's secret research centre. They had a daughter, Lizzie (Faye Marsan), who, unbeknown to Alice, had been seeing John. The Bletchley girls Susan, (Anna Maxwell Martin), Millie, (Rachel Stirling), Lucy, (Sophia Rundle) and the 'boss', Jean (Julia Graham) begin to delve into the circumstances of the alleged crime. The answer lies within Porton and the Bletchley crew are masterful in their enquiry to achieve truth and justice when Lizzie's identity is uncovered and the unethical scientist's human experiments come to light, with military help, leading to a thrilling finale.

The second story is more aggressive in that Millie becomes involved with selling contraband goods smuggled in by an organisation headed by Marta (Brana Bejic) a Maltese. Millie thinks this is standard provision of black market goods until she is kidnapped on suspicion of being 'not what she seems'. Marta is a clever and ruthless master criminal who imports goods illegally using an intricate encrypted code. This, of course, is just the incentive that leads the Bletchley team to try and decipher the messages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Coming Into Their Own 8 May 2014
"The Bletchley Circle" returns for it's second year. I really admired this group of women in their first year. Each of them very intelligent, great insight and able to see through any clue in minute detail. They had all worked at a secret installation, Bletchley Park, during World War 2. These mysteries take place in the early '50s after WWII, and this new season gives us some years after the first season ended.

The Bletchley Circle shows us the frustrations and issues women faced in their workplace with the sexism and limits placed on them. Their talent was based on how fast they could type and what they looked like in a tight skirt. They have become mothers, secretaries and librarians. And, in their off time they solve mysteries and often murders.

This is a four-episode season, with two episodes related to each other. Susan, played by Anna Maxwell Martin, remains traumatized after a close encounter in the first season with a murderer. She takes part in the first two episodes, and then leaves with her family for a foreign posting. We follow the women has they try to prove the innocence of a former colleague. Rachel Stirling plays Millie the most adventurous and beautiful of the group. She shines in the third and fourth episodes as the ladies try to solve the puzzle of strange codes and young girls for sale.

I enjoyed this series,but at times it seems as if the writers are stretching. Give them their own detective bureau, and let them really shine.

Recommended. prisrob 05-08-14
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bletchley Circle - The Ladies 3 April 2014
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I have watched my series 2 and enjoyed it as much as the first series. Well acted, good storylines, a series that you can really become involved in when watching. I would recommend The Bletchley Circle 1 and 2 to you if you are thinking of purchasing and even if you are not deciding to purchase you may wish to consider this excellent series. I hope that series 3 is on the books to film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining film 29 Mar 2014
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This film portrays an important aspect of WW2. The Code Breakers at Bletchley Park. This film can be supplemented by excellent books on this subject.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Season 2 is as Good as Season 1 21 Jan 2014
My wife and I have been downloading The Bletchley Circle season 1 and 2. We download them the day after they are shown in the UK (we live in Florida) and watch them without commercials. They are FANTASTIC! What a clever concept! The writers make the transference from code breaking to crime solving effortlessly. We have seen three of the four episodes in season 2 and looking forward to the fourth one next Monday. In season 2 two episodes make up one story; the first one was every bit as good as season one. We buy these because we enjoy watching them multiple times. My worry is availability of subtitles. Today's performers mumble a lot and subtitles help! The first series advertised English and Norwegian subtitles. We just received it today so we will enjoy Season one all over again! Hooray for ITV!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 6 April 2014
Well worth watching this series as well as series one. Very enjoyable and would recommend this, but must watch the first series prior to this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 14 July 2014
By Stewart
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very good saw it on tv
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent series
Not nearly as good as the first season, but still pretty entertaining.
Published 2 days ago by smoky
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not as good a story as the first series. Susan.s departure weaken it considerably.
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent and totally believable.
Published 12 days ago by Margaret
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Another intriguing series, very enjoyable
Published 29 days ago by Beverley Dennis
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bletchley Circle Series 2 was just as good as Series 1
The Bletchley Circle Series 2 was just as good as Series 1, please keep on making these, I love the clothes they wear, being great in a man's world and the acting is superb, please... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Helen O'neill
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent value fast delivery
Published 1 month ago by peter chesterton
2.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant idea badly executed
Definitely disappointing. The background of Bletchley promises much, but the series does not deliver. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Gavron
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better
Not as good as the first one. More like a teenage movie....
Published 1 month ago by Raftman
5.0 out of 5 stars Back again and as good as ever.
Two mysteries to solve this time. We're introduced to a new character that becomes part of the group, while one of the main characters leave.
Published 2 months ago by Christine J. Scanlan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Storyline!
Thoroughly enjoyed this Series, it was enlightening to see the role women played during WWll - a vitally important one, and then to continue to use their skills to solve crime... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tim Welch
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