The Bletchley Circle

‘The Bletchley Circle’ Series 2: Watch the First PBS Preview

The wait is almost over – Series 2 of popular, female-driven mystery series The Bletchley Circle premieres on PBS stations nationwide beginning Sunday, April 13. The period drama follows the story of four women, who all possess the extraordinary ability to break codes and recognize patterns, skills honed during their time at the famous Bletchley Park during World War II, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. Now, after the war, they use their unique skills to solve crimes.

Series 2 will be comprised of four episodes, rather than three and tell two separate, self-contained stories, each spread across a pair of sixty-minute installments. Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachel Stirling,Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham are all set to return, and we can expect the addition of a new face to the gang, as well.

The official PBS trailer for Series 2 has arrived and actually looks quite a bit different than its ITV counterpart which was released to promote the show’s UK return earlier this year. It’s geared a bit more obviously toward those who may have missed out on Series 1, and focuses more on the premise behind the show – and the women who solve crimes – than on the actual plot of the mysteries themselves.

Watch for yourselves below:

'The Bletchley Circle' Series 2 Comes to PBS Stations Beginning April 13

It’s official: Series 2 of popular female-led mystery series The Bletchley Circle will premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning Sunday, April 14

The drama follows the story of four women in post-World War II England, who all possess the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed when they worked undercover at the famous Bletchley Park. Now, after the war, they use their unique ability to see patterns to help them solve crimes.

Series 2 will be comprised of four episodes, rather than three, and will tell two self-contained stories, each spread across two of the sixty-minute installments. Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachel Stirling,Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham are all set to return.

The new episodes will be set a year after the events of Series 1. 1. Per the official press release, here’s what we can expect:

Watch the ITV Trailer for Series 2 of 'The Bletchley Circle', Coming to PBS Stations This Spring

ITV has released a trailer for the highly anticipated second series of female-led mystery series The Bletchley Circle. The period drama follows the story of four women – all former Bletchley Park codebreakers – who use their skill at deducing patterns and decoding puzzles to solve crimes.

Series 2 will be comprised of four episodes and will tell two self-contained stories, each spread across two of the sixty-minute installments. This is a bit of a departure from the first series, but not a completely unwelcome one if done well. The new episodes will be set a year after the events of Series 1, and stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham are all set to return.Hettie Morahan will join the cast as another former Bletchley girl who is facing some dark problems of her own.

Read on for more details – and to get your first look at the new season.

'The Bletchley Circle' Series 2 Set for Spring 2014 on PBS!

Another fabulous bit of news coming out of the summer leg of the Television Critics Association Press Tour – PBS announced that the highly-anticipated second series of mystery hit The Bletchley Circle will air on Sunday nights in Spring 2014. Series 2 will once again be paired with Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge, when both those series return with new episodes. (This would seem to indicate that you can expect the series to air at roughly the same time it did this spring, but, of course, we’ll let you know an exact date once that’s confirmed.)

The second season will continue to follow the story of the four women – all former Bletchley Park codebreakers – who use their skill at deducing patterns and decoding puzzles to solve crimes. Series 2 will be comprised of four episodes, rather than three, which will tell two self-contained stories, each spread across two of the sixty-minute installments. Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachel Stirling, Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham are all set to return.

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'The Bletchley Circle' to Return for Series 2

In a bit of news that will surely make a lot of fans very happy, ITV has announced that period mystery series The Bletchley Circle will return for a second – and longer! – series later this year. The drama follows the story of four women who are former Bletchley Park codebreakers and who use their skills at deducing patterns to solve crimes. It’s a fantastic show and well deserved a second season.

Series 2 will be comprised of four new episodes and stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham are all set to return. Written once again by creator Guy Burt, the second series will feature two self-contained stories spread across two of the sixty-minute episodes. Want to know more about what Series 2 will look like? Read on.

The Bletchley Circle Premieres April 21 on PBS!

Critically acclaimed mystery series The Bletchley Circle is making its way to PBS stations around the country (ours included!) starting Sunday, April 21. The three-part series follows the lives of several women who were code-breakers at decryption facility Bletchley Park during World War II. The four returned to civilian life following the war, but are reunited when a string of ghastly murders baffles the police and presents the ladies with a different sort of deadly pattern to solve.

The drama stars South Riding’s Anna Maxwell Martin alongside Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle and SurvivorsJulie Graham (though I expect a lot of you will really recognize her from her guest appearance on Doc Martin).

Sound interesting? Watch the PBS preview for the new series below – which shows you a bit more about what the series is like.

Just Announced: The Bletchley Circle Coming To PBS This Spring!

Just announced during today’s session at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, critically acclaimed ITV drama The Bletchley Circle will be coming to PBS stations near you this Spring.

The three-part 1950s murder mystery follows the lives of Millie, Lucy and Jean, ordinary women with extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. Now, in 1952, the four have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, reunites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes. The Bletchley Circle stars South Riding’s Anna Maxwell Martin alongside Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle and SurvivorsJulie Graham.

Want to know more? Click through for a quick synopsis and a look at ITV’s trailer for the show.