Monday, April 29, 2013
The Bletchley Circle
Here is a true Pym crime story, if ever there was one! BP would love these excellent women who help solve a series of murders in London involvling the railway tables. The four friends were code breakers during WWII. The setting is 1950s London, as Pym described it. You half expect Catherine Oliphant to come strolling down the street to meet Susan, Millie, Jean, and friend to solve the serial killings going on. The something to love for these women is their love of codes and patterns, and the need to feel useful, even after the war, when they can only share their top secret assginment with each other. I have a now elderly friend who once worked for the CIA; I wonder that she hasn't burst. This would have been a Pym Ubercareer, and as it is, it is a darned good story! Sunday nights, 9 pm cst on PBS. See PBS.org for more.