Behind the Scenes of The Bletchley Circle
The Producer of the hit ITV drama, The Bletchley Circle, due to return to ITV with a new, four-part series starting Monday 6 January, Trevor Hopkins, says “There’s nothing like filming at Bletchley Park to focus this entire series.”
Trevor worked on both the first and second series and says “Bletchley Park keeps changing every time we come because of the restoration. It makes a fantastic visit – it’s really exciting.”
Series two sees the women at Bletchley Park first in 1943 then again ten years later, as they unravel a mystery involving the black market, Maltese gangs and sex trafficking. For the 1953 scenes, Bletchley Park was transported back in time, with set dressing inspired by real photographs and a postcard showing some of the surviving wartime buildings which were used as a teacher training college.
But before all that, the wartime atmosphere was evoked for the first episode. Trevor says “We were here filming at night and you get a very strong sense of what it must have been like here in 1943, during the war; the camaraderie, the mystery, the excitement, the hard work.”
You can hear more from the cast as well as the series Writer and Creator, Guy Burt, and Executive Producer, Jake Lushington, in a special edition of the Bletchley Park Podcast, out now on Audioboo’s Bletchley Park Channel. Trevor’s interview will feature, along with more from behind the scenes during filming at Bletchley Park, in the next monthly episode, out 10 January.