Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Bletchley Circle is a period murder mystery centered on a group of female sleuths. Audiences will see victims stalked and menaced, bound and gagged, screaming piteously. In other scenes, viewers see dead bodies being caressed by a faceless man, women being hit in the face, and bruised corpses. Actual violence and murder usually occurs offscreen, but there is a disturbing near-rape involving a main character in peril. Breasts are visible in a shot of vintage pornography. Characters frequently smoke and drink; one character drinks and then abuses his wife. There are double entendres about prostitution. A man threatens to fire a female employee for not having sex with him.
Audiences see a vintage pornographic picture of a woman with her breasts exposed. There are references to prostitution, attempted sexual assaults, and a woman's boss suggests she have sex with him to pay him back for a favor.
Women are bound and gagged and scream piteously as a man looms over them; another woman is hit hard in the face; women are stalked and the viewer sees dead, bruised, half-naked bodies. Actual murders/deaths happen offscreen but we hear about "post-mortem penetration" and other graphic murder details. references to sexual assault and harassment.
Some rough language: "Bloody hell!" A woman tells a man that no woman will "screw" him.
The series sends many implicit pro-woman messages, though they are wrapped in a sensational murder mystery in which women are stalked and killed.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Many characters smoke and drink; one character drinks and then is violent towards his wife.