The Bletchley Circle Series 2 on PBS

“I worked at Bletchley Park. That’s who I am.” The Bletchley Circle makes a welcome return this weekend on America’s Public Broadcasting Service.

Series two of the hit ITV drama attracted more than 4 million viewers per episode on ITV in January and from Sunday 13 April it will be shown on PBS, at 10pm GMT.

New this year is Wren Bombe Operator Alice Merren, played by Olivier award nominated actress Hattie Morahan, who’s plunged into mortal peril as the series begins.

Series two sees the women at Bletchley Park first in 1943 then again ten years later, as they unravel mysteries involving chemical weapons tests, 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. Trailers and behind the scenes photo galleries can be found here.

Before all that, the wartime atmosphere was evoked for the first episode. Producer Trevor Hopkins 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.”

More information about The Bletchley Circle Series Two and its filming on location at Bletchley Park, can be found here.

PBS is available not only across the US and Canada but also in the UK on Sky channel 534 and Virgin Media 243.

The Bletchley Circle Series Two