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The Bletchley Circle
Thursdays at 10:00pm
THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE follows four ordinary women with the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. Now in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, re-unites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes.
March 27 – Susan, noticing a pattern in a string of London murders, contacts her old friends from Bletchley — Millie, Lucy and Jean — to try to identify the killer. Treating the crimes like a code to be cracked, the women gather all available information and evidence and then, through a sequence of clever deductions, determine how the killer is finding his victims and where a missing girl must have been abducted. Can they reach her before the killer claims his fifth victim?
April 3 - When Scotland Yard dismisses the women’s theories, they realize it’s up to them to stop the killer before he takes his next victim. They identify a suspect and use Lucy to lure him into a trap, but their plan goes badly awry and Lucy is assaulted. Shaken, the women take a different approach, contacting former war department members. Susan plans to meet with a psychiatrist whom she believes has helpful information, completely unaware of the danger that awaits her.
April 10 - Susan tells the other women that she came face to face with the killer — and he let her go. It soon becomes apparent that he’s becoming obsessed with her. Following the death of a former spy who had been helpful in identifying the perpetrator, the women consider whether to continue their pursuit, but they know if they don’t find the killer, he’ll move somewhere else and more girls will die. Their investigation resumes. Cleverly planting false clues, the murderer leads Susan into a trap.
Season 2 premieres Sunday, April 13 at 10:00pm!
The Bletchley Circle, Season 2
Sundays & Thursdays at 10:00pm
THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE returns for a second season, following four ordinary women with the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. The women use their code-breaking skills to solve crimes in post-war London.
Blood on Their Hands
Part 1, April 13 & 17
Part 2, April 20 & 24
Alice Merren is in prison awaiting trial for the murder of her former Bletchley Park colleague. Jean, believing Alice is covering for someone, begins to reunite the circle to help establish the innocence of one of their own. The investigation leads to a young woman who seems to have had a relationship with the deceased and in whose home they find documents suggesting a military cover-up of a chemical spill. The women use the skills honed at Bletchley Park — and take dangerous chances — to try to exonerate Alice.
Part 1, April 27 & May 1
Part 2, May 4 & 7
Millie’s import/export sideline leads to her abduction by a crime ring involved in trading perfume, cigarettes and stockings — and in human trafficking. After her release, Millie is determined to help those sold into prostitution. Millie, Jean, Lucy and Alice decide to tip off Customs and Excise to intercept a contraband shipment and catch the traffickers.
Call the Midwife – New Season!
Sundays & Thursdays at 8:00pm
CALL THE MIDWIFE, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End. The third season takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.
March 30 & April 3 – season 3 premiere
The nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House move into their new premises, and Sister Winifred, a warm-hearted, slightly innocent young woman, arrives from the Mother House. Sister Monica Joan’s increasingly eccentric behavior causes concern, yet she’s the one who solves a perplexing medical mystery. New housewife and mother Chummy spearheads an Open Day at the Community Centre. After helping to deliver a neighbor’s baby, she decides she wants to return to midwifery.
April 6 & 10 – episode 2
Learn why Jenny’s promotion causes problems and how Cynthia helps a patient experience a calm birth.
April 13 & 17 – episode 3
See how Sister Julienne and Trixie help a pregnant prison inmate and learn why Shelagh is dejected.
April 20 & 24 – episode 4
Watch Jenny and Sister Winifred help an agoraphobic woman and see developments with Jenny and Alec.
April 27 – episode 5
Meet a young Down Syndrome woman who’s six months pregnant and welcome Patsy, a new nurse.
Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over – A Great Performances Special
Tuesday, April 8 at 8:00pm
The Dave Clark Five were actually the first English group to tour America in May of 1964, and thus the first to spearhead the ensuing rock ‘n’ roll “British invasion” that changed the world. This program features newly filmed interviews with Tom Hanks, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Whoopi Goldberg, Dionne Warwick, 60s fashion icon Twiggy and Sir Ian McKellen, all sharing their memories of how the music of the 60s and the cultural revolution of 1964 changed their lives.
Doc Martin - Season 3
Thursdays at 9:00pm starting April 17
Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) returns for the third season of DOC MARTIN as the brash doctor Martin Ellingham, whose blunt opinions and tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. After retraining as a general practitioner, he gets a job in the beautiful but sleepy village of Portwenn replacing their deceased local doctor. But his abrasive personality doesn’t exactly mesh with the pace of life in Cornwall.