Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker – Alan Turing

German Enigma MachineGeeks in the UK may be interested in “Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker” on Channel 4 tonight (21 Nov) at 9 pm. Described as a drama documentary, the program follows Alan Turing’s life, the mathematical genius instrumental in breaking the German Naval Enigma code. His homosexuality overshadowed his achievements, and two years after being convicted for gross indecency, he committed suicide in 1954 aged 41.

According to the notes, the program will feature “contemporary experts from the world of technology and high science, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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The notes also say that the program will be available on 4oD shortly after transmission, but this is usually only available if you are in the UK or Ireland. 4oD is Channel 4’s on-demand Internet streaming service.