Episodes: Seven (hour)
TV show dates: April 21, 2013 — May 4, 2014
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle, Julie Graham, and Hattie Morahan.
TV show description:
It’s London 1952, seven years after the end of the Second World War, and four women reunite to track down a serial killer. Using the same skills they used to break Nazi codes at the top secret Bletchley Park (which made them a crucial part of the allied war effort), the four women are also coming to terms with what is expected of them in their mundane lives.
Now a housewife and mother of two, Susan (Anna Maxwell Martin) sees a pattern emerging when a number of women are brutally murdered. She quickly enlists the help of her former colleague Millie (Rachael Stirling) who has recently returned from traveling the world. Independent, single minded and adventurous, Millie is a progressive alternative to the stereotypes of that era and helps bring the other members to the fold.
Enter youngest member Lucy (Sophie Rundle), who has a photographic memory and unique ability to process data, and their former supervisor Jean (Julie Graham) who’s now a librarian with a knack of being able to source sometimes secret information, which will become invaluable to the team.
One problem is that Susan’s unknowing husband Timothy (Mark Dexter) is becoming increasingly suspicious and frustrated with his wife’s theories as they collide with his own career ambitions.
Episode #7 — Uncustomed Goods, Part 2
Jasper’s murdered but, thanks to corruption, no action is taken by the police. To catch the criminals and stop the trafficking of girls, the ladies plan to buy contraband. Lucy is able to memorize the gang’s encrypted ledger book. They return to Bletchley Park which is now a college where Alice’s daughter is studying. They intend to take a Typex machine but find an old Enigma machine instead.
First aired: May 4, 2014.
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