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Breaking the code

Author: Derek JacobiAlun ArmstrongRichard JohnsonHarold PinterAmanda RootAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Video Treasures ; [Troy, MI : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment], 1997.
Series: Mobil masterpiece theatre.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Alan Turing, British mathematical genius and designer of the computer that broke the German Enigma code during World War II, whose admittance to homosexuality at a time when it was illegal presented problems for him, for his family, for his colleagues, and for the State's preoccupation with national security.
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Genre/Form: Video tapes
Drama
Named Person: Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Jacobi; Alun Armstrong; Richard Johnson; Harold Pinter; Amanda Root; Prunella Scales; Hugh Whitemore; Herbert Wise; Drama House (Firm); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Video Treasures (Firm)
ISBN: 1564426629 9781564426628 1578076803 9781578076802
OCLC Number: 36583042
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the play of the same title by Hugh Whitemore, and on the book, Alan Turing : the enigma, by Andrew Hodges.
Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS television series, Mobil masterpiece theatre.
Not rated.
Credits: Director of photography, Robin Vidgeon ; editor, Laurence Mèry-Clark ; introduced by Russell Baker.
Cast: Derek Jacobi, Alun Armstrong, Richard Johnson, Harold Pinter, Amanda Root, Prunella Scales.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Mobil masterpiece theatre.
Other Titles: Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Responsibility: a co-production by the Drama House and WGBH Boston for BBC North ; written by Hugh Whitemore ; produced by Jack Emery ; directed by Herbert Wise.

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The story of Alan Turing, British mathematical genius and designer of the computer that broke the German Enigma code during World War II, whose admittance to homosexuality at a time when it was illegal presented problems for him, for his family, for his colleagues, and for the State's preoccupation with national security.

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