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Title As It Happened: Codebreaker / Director: Beavan, Clare
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (53 min. 1 sec.) ; 319404254 bytes
Summary Alan Turing was the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War Two, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing was one of the great original thinkers of the 20th century, but his achievements went unrecognised during his lifetime. Instead he ended up being treated as a common criminal, for being homosexual at a time when homosexual acts were a crime. This program brings Turing's ideas to life and includes the testimony of people who knew and remember him. (From the UK) (Documentary) CC
Event Broadcast 2012-06-08 at 21:35:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954.
Enigma cipher system.
Mathematicians -- Biography.
Suffering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Gay men -- Biography.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Beavan, Clare, director
West, Samuel, cast
Briggs, Asa, contributor
Leavitt, David, contributor
Maher, Barbara, contributor
Noskwith, Rolf, contributor
Pacey, Allan, contributor
Schaffer, Simon, contributor
Stewart, Ian, contributor
Summerscale, Maria, contributor
Turing, Dermot, contributor
Valentine, Jean, contributor
Weeks, Jeffrey, contributor
Whitten, Alma, contributor
Wozniak, Steve, contributor