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Posted on Wednesday 23rd July

New film The Imitation Game is set to have its European premiere in Leicester Square in October, opening the 2014 BFI London Film Festival.

The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly, is described as a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, the pioneer of modern-day computing credited with cracking Germany’s Enigma code.

Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival director, said:

'Featuring extraordinary performances from the British talent in front of the camera and vividly directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game does cinematic justice to Alan Turing’s vision, determination and personal story as well as his enduring impact on British history and contemporary life.'

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Special Operations: Bletchley Park and the Ultra Secret

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Special Operations: Bletchley Park and the Ultra Secret


During the Second World War, Bletchley Park was the site of the UK's main decryption establishment, the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), where cyphers and codes of several Axis countries were decrypted, most importantly the cyphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.

The high-level intelligence produced at Bletchley Park, codenamed Ultra, provided crucial assistance to the Allied war effort. Sir Harry Hinsley, a Bletchley veteran and the official… Read more...

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