A Sparkling Vintage Life

bletchley parkBy chance I caught an episode of The Bletchley Circle on PBS last evening. It’s a fictional British miniseries that follows four Englishwomen who worked together as code breakers at the high-level security headquarters at Bletchley Park during World War II. After the war they lost touch with each other. Now it’s nine years later, and they’ve come together again to use their code-breaking skills to solve a crime that has baffled Scotland Yard, all while carrying on their ordinary daily lives in 1950s London. Will they be able to catch the serial killer before he strikes again? I can’t wait to tune in next week to find out!

If you like Call the Midwife, you’ll probably enjoy The Bletchley Circle as well. Set in a similar time period, it offers an intriguing glimpse at life in postwar England, and also a little-known (by me, anyway) but important way that some bright, talented women served during World War II.