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“I gather there was a lot of excitement online.

“We trended on Twitter as #ladynerds – which I love.

“Bletchley and these girls represent everything that is brilliant about Britain.

“They’re eccentric, non-conformist and think outside the box.”

Rachael Stirling talking to me about series one of The Bletchley Circle and reprising her role as Millie in the second series.

Which begins on ITV at 9pm on Monday (January 6).

I was delighted to be asked to write the cast interviews for the new series, as I had done for the first one.

Millie (Rachael Stirling), Susan (Anna Maxwell Martin), Lucy (Sophie Rundle) and Jean (Julie Graham).

The Bletchley Circle is an intriguing three-part drama which begins on ITV1 at 9pm this Thursday (Sept 6).

And also the second of the four ITV Drama press packs I worked on this summer.

Including my interviews with lead cast members Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham.

Plus producer Jake Lushington, writer Guy Burt and costume designer Anna Robbins.

ONE of my earliest encounters with Brenda Blethyn was when she played Miriam Dervish in Outside Edge.

She gave full interview value then and has done so ever since.

While retaining that mischievous twinkle in her eye and ability to giggle.

We met up again earlier this year to talk all things Vera – ahead of the drama’s return to ITV1 at 9pm this Sunday night.

The cast of Survivors 2010

FOR the few survivors, every day is a fight for life.

So begins the second series of BBC1’s hit drama tonight.

Along with a glimpse of Chucklevision, Greg (Paterson Joseph) on the brink of death and a collapsing hospital.

I interviewed the cast, writer and production team of Survivors again in October.