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Breaking the Code (BBC-1 1996, Derek Jacobi, Alun Armstrong)

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Period drama. The story Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who turned the course of World War II by cracking the German Enigma code.
The same story was retold in the later big budget Benedict Cumberbatch starring movie The Imitation Game.

production details
UK | BBC One | 1×75 minutes | 1997

Writer: Hugh Whitmore
Producer: Jack Emery
Director: Herbert Wise

cast
Derek Jacobi as Alan Turing
Alun Armstrong as Mick Ross
Blake Ritson as Christopher Morcom
Prunella Scales as Sara Turing
Harold Pinter as John Smith
Julian Kerridge as Ron Miller
Richard Johnson as Dilwyn ‘Dilly’ Knox
Amanda Root as Patricia ‘Pat’ Green
William Mannering as Young Alan

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