Masterpiece Theatre; Breaking the Code
Breaking the Code
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- Breaking the Code
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971
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Based on the stage play by Hugh Whitemore and the book "Alan Turing: The Enigma" by Andrew Hodges, this program tells the story of Turing (Derek Jacobi), the mathematical genius who was responsible for designing the computer that enabled the allies to crack the German Enigma code and, some would argue, win the war. On Churchill's specific instructions, Turing was given all the resources he required and his personal behavior was tolerated -- Turing was an active homosexual at a time when homosexuality was illegal. Amanda Root, Prunella Scales, Harold Pinter, Alun Armstrong and Richard Johnson star with Jacobi.
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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Breaking the Code,” 02/02/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 29, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EC4B232A98744B5B68BE5122A0C3C96.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Breaking the Code.” 02/02/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 29, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EC4B232A98744B5B68BE5122A0C3C96>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Breaking the Code. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EC4B232A98744B5B68BE5122A0C3C96