Ep. 8: The Bletchley Circle

It’s our first TV series! The Bletchley Circle follows the lives of a group of former code-crackers living life and solving mysteries in Austerity-era Britain. A few notes we found interesting:

*The BBC offers some resources covering the Austerity years here, and you can enjoy a history of SPAM in the UK here. You can also follow Dr. Sarah Mass of the University of Michigan, whose work provided us with a ton of material on the informal market.

*Learn a little about the Official Secrets Act here, or a lot about it here.

*Pay a virtual visit to Bletchley Park (with bonus podcast!) or the National Cryptologic Museum.

*Support the British Royal Legion (which provides vital services to current and members of the British Armed Forces and their families) and honor the women of Bletchley by treating yourself to your own Codebreakers’ Brooch.

*Interested in learning more? Pick up our book recommendations on the wartime black market or the Cambridge Five.

Season 2, Episode 4: "The Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968) Costume Drama Rewind

Happy Thanksgiving from Costume Drama Rewind, where we’re marking the holiday by reviewing the animated classic “The Mouse on the Mayflower.” Did the Pilgrims really get rescued from all their troubles by a mouse in a tiny hat? Probably not, but that’s also not the weirdest or least accurate thing going on with this little movie. 
  1. Season 2, Episode 4: "The Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968)
  2. Season 2, Episode 3: "From Hell" (2001)
  3. Season 2, Episode 2: "Kwaidan: Hoichi the Earless” (1964)
  4. Season 2, Episode 1: "Gettysburg" (1993)
  5. Season 1, Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale

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