THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE
Released : Aug 16, 2012
ITV Drama starts at Bletchley Park during WW2
As ITV prepares to screen its new three part drama The Bletchley Circle, Bletchley Park is offering visitors a chance to meet the real codebreakers at the Enigma Reunion on Sunday 2nd September.
The Bletchley Circle will be shown on ITV1 in early September. In the fictional drama, four women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park during WW2 meet again in 1952 and solve a string of murders, using the problem solving skills they honed amid top secret conditions at Station X during the war.
On Sunday 2nd September, Bletchley Park’s annual Enigma Reunion gives visitors a chance to hear stories first hand from the veterans of Bletchley Park, who helped crack enemy ciphers, shortening the war by an estimated two years and saving countless lives. The event is a double celebration, during Armed Forces Weekend.
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More about The Bletchley Circle
“He’s making a pattern and he doesn’t realise he’s doing it. If we can crack it we’ll be able to see what his next move will be. Just like knowing where the German army will be in three days’ time. We can get ahead of him and stop him before he kills again.”
Anna Maxwell-Martin, winner of two BAFTAs and star of Accused, Bleak House and South Riding, stars as Susan. Rachael Stirling (Women in Love, Boy Meets Girl, Tipping the Velvet) is Millie, RADA graduate Sophie Rundle (Episodes, Garrow’s Law) plays Lucy and Julie Graham (Lapland, Survivors, William and Mary) is Jean.
By 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in producing crucial intelligence, which helped the Allies to victory and shortened the war.
Behind Susan’s conventional exterior as a 1950’s housewife and mother, there’s a steely determination you under-estimate at your peril. Seemingly unadventurous and conservative on the surface, our unlikely heroine is a force to be reckoned with. She just hasn’t done anything about it for the last 9 years.
Until now that is…and the unresolved murders of Jane Hart and Patricia Oakes. With her handwritten charts of numbers, dates and times and stretched lines of wool connecting pins to clips, Susan has spotted a pattern of behaviour no-one else has…
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For further information, to attend or arrange an interview, contact Katherine Lynch, Media Manager, Bletchley Park 01908 272665, firstname.lastname@example.org
For visitor information, contact 01908 640404, email@example.com, or go to www.bletchleypark.org.uk
Notes to Editors
1. Bletchley Park is the Home of the Codebreakers - where during World War 2 top secret codebreaking work was carried out on behalf of the Allies. It is said that the work carried out at Bletchley Park helped shorten the war by as much as two years.
2. The Bletchley Park Trust was formed in 1992 to save the historic site from being lost to development. Bletchley Park has since opened to the public as a heritage site and museum. The present mission of the Bletchley Park Trust is to preserve and develop Bletchley Park as a world-class museum, heritage site and education centre in order to enhance the understanding of the critical contribution of codebreaking and intelligence in World War II, the birth of computing and electronic security, and how these unique achievements remain relevant today. Bletchley Park is open daily except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
3. Details of the exhibitions, operating hours and events at Bletchley Park are available at www.bletchleypark.org.uk, together with details of admissions charges.
4. Bletchley Park Trust has initiated a major project to preserve the historic buildings on the site, to develop a world-class museum on codebreaking and the development of computers. Further investment is needed to bring these plans to fruition.
5. Contact: Katherine Lynch, Media Manager, 01908 272665 firstname.lastname@example.org