Hut 33

Sitcom set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers.

Unfortunately, they hate each other.

Episodes

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Three wartime code-breakers tackle Nazi ciphers, but hate each other. From June 2007.

Sitcom about three WW2 code-breakers who can't stand each other or their draughty hut

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

Charles....Robert Bathurst
Archie....Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka....Olivia Colman
Gordon....Fergus Craig
Mrs Best....Lill Roughley
Joshua....Alex MacQueen.

Sitcom set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers.

Unfortunately, they hate each other.Three wartime code-breakers tackle Nazi ciphers, but hate each other. Bletchley Park romp with Robert Bathurst. From June 2007.

Three wartime code-breakers tackle Nazi ciphers, but hate each other.

Three wartime code-breakers tackle Nazi ciphers, but hate each other. Bletchley Park romp with Robert Bathurst. From June 2007.

Unfortunately, they hate each other.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

1/6. Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

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Two of the wartime code-breakers jump at the chance to escape Bletchley Park for Iraq.

Sitcom about three WW2 code-breakers who can't stand each other or their draughty hut

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

Charles and Archie jump at the chance of going to Iraq, but the posting turns out not to be as cushy as it first seemed.

Charles....Robert Bathurst
Archie....Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka....Olivia Colman
Gordon....Fergus Craig
Mrs Best....Lill Roughley
Joshua....Alex MacQueen.

Charles and Archie jump at the chance of going to Iraq, but the posting turns out not to be as cushy as it first seemed.

Two of the wartime code-breakers jump at the chance to escape Bletchley Park for Iraq. Stars Robert Bathurst. From June 2007.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

2/6. Charles and Archie jump at the chance of going to Iraq, but the posting turns out not to be as cushy as it first seemed.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

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A security breach at Bletchley Park puts the wartime code-breakers under suspicion.

Sitcom about three WW2 code-breakers who can't stand each other or their draughty hut

Stars Robert Bathurst.

From July 2007.

Security is main concern in this week's episode of the World War Two sitcom.

The United Kingdom is surrounded by enemies, so when there's news of a security breach at Bletchley Park, everyone in Hut 33 is under suspicion.

Then Nancy arrives, the beautiful stranger who seems to want to know all about them.

A security breach at Bletchley Park puts the war-time code-breakers under suspicion. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July 2007.

A security breach at Bletchley Park puts the wartime code-breakers under suspicion. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July 2007. Episode 3 of 6.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Security is main concern in this week's episode of the World War Two sitcom. The United Kingdom is surrounded by enemies, so when there's news of a security breach at Bletchley Park, everyone in Hut 33 is under suspicion. Then Nancy arrives, the beautiful stranger who seems to want to know all about them.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

3/6. News of a security breach brings everyone in Hut 33 under suspicion. Then Nancy arrives, a beautiful stranger who seems to want to know everything about everybody.

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The Bletchley Park codebreakers must play football against Italian prisoners of war.

Sitcom about three WW2 code-breakers who can't stand each other or their draughty hut

Stars Robert Bathurst.

From July 2007.

The code-breakers have to play a football match against Italian PoWs.

The Bletchley Park code-breakers must play football against Italian prisoners of war. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July 2007.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

4/6. Don't Bet on It

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

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The Bletchley Park code-breakers think of some new ways to improve wartime rations.

Sitcom about three WW2 code-breakers who can't stand each other or their draughty hut

Convoys are being sunk at an alarming rate by U-boats, so the men of Hut 33 are struggling to concentrate on code-breaking when all they can think about is a hot meal made from food that wasn't powdered.

The Bletchley Park code-breakers think of some new ways to improve wartime rations. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July 2007.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

4/6. Food

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

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The Bletchley Park code-breakers grapple with the complexities of religion.

Archie is looking forward to seeing his brother who is back on leave, but conflicts of faith threaten to intervene.

Gordon is worried about the afterlife and discovers Minka has a religious past, whilst Joshua's idea of faith is confused.

The Bletchley Park code-breakers grapple with the complexities of religion. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July 2007.

The Bletchley Park code-breakers grapple with the complexities of religion. From July 2007

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

6/6. Brother Where Art Thou?

Archie is looking forward to seeing his brother who is back on leave, but conflicts of faith threaten to intervene. Gordon is worried about the afterlife and discovers Minka has a religious past, whilst Joshua's idea of faith is confused.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

Sitcom about three WW2 code-breakers who can't stand each other or their draughty hut

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The Bletchley Park codebreakers hit panic stations when a royal visitor arrives. Stars Robert Bathurst. From May 2008.

The Bletchley Park codebreakers hit panic stations when a royal visitor arrives.

Stars Robert Bathurst.

From May 2008.

A royal visitor is coming to inspect Bletchley Park, but the top brass are worried that this particular royal is a Nazi sympathiser.

Hut 33 has to delay him and make sure he doesn't see any of the code-breaking machines.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

1/6. Royal Visit

A royal visitor is coming to inspect Bletchley Park, but the top brass are worried that this particular royal is a Nazi sympathiser. Hut 33 has to delay him and make sure he doesn't see any of the code-breaking machines.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

Duke of Kent....Michael Fenton-Stevens

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The code breakers run out of rations - can special new recruit Willis save their bacon? Stars Robert Bathurst. From May 2008.

The code breakers run out of rations - can special new recruit Willis save their bacon?

Supplies are running short.

The office has run out of paper and pencils and the canteen is only serving boiled cauliflower.

Archie refuses to resort to the services of a spiv, but Charles has no such scruples.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

2/6. Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

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The code breakers must get jabs, but they all rustle up excuses to avoid the needle. Stars Robert Bathurst. From June 2008.

The code breakers must get jabs, but they all rustle up excuses to avoid the needle.

Stars Robert Bathurst.

From June 2008.

The staff have to get their yellow fever vaccinations.

The only problem is Charles is too much of a snob to be injected by an Australian doctor, Archie is scared of needles and Gordon still needs a note from his mum.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

3/6. There's a problem in Hut 33, they have to get their yellow fever vaccinations.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

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To avoid a war posting to Burma, the blundering code breakers must catch a German spy. Stars Robert Bathurst. From June 2008.

The code breakers must get jabs, but they all rustle up excuses to avoid the needle.

To avoid a war posting to Burma, the blundering code breakers must catch a German spy.

Stars Robert Bathurst.

From June 2008.

It's 1941 and things are looking bleak for the Allies.

Things are even for bleaker for Hut 33, the worst hut in Bletchley Park.

They've screwed up another message and are being threatened with a posting to Burma.

Having made a total hash of a message, Hut 33 are threatened with being posted to Burma.

When a message indicates that a German spy is going to be parachuted nearby, they see a chance to redeem themselves.

But the spy turns out to be an old friend of Charles.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

4/6. Where Boffins Dare

It's 1941 and things are looking bleak for the Allies. Things are even for bleaker for Hut 33, the worst hut in Bletchley Park. They've screwed up another message and are being threatened with a posting to Burma.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

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Bottom of Bletchley Park's league, the code breakers set out to prove themselves. Stars Robert Bathurst. From June 2008.

Bottom of Bletchley Park's league, the code breakers set out to prove themselves.

Hut 33's record is the worst in the complex.

Charles is mortified with shame, Archie is desperate to prove himself and Gordon wants to impress a girl he has just met.

They break into Hut 7b to get extra information on a message they are decoding, which turns out not to be a good idea.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

5/6. Getting Heavy.

Hut 33's record is the worst in the complex. Charles is mortified with shame, Archie is desperate to prove himself and Gordon wants to impress a girl he has just met. They break into Hut 7b to get extra information on a message they are decoding, which turns out not to be a good idea.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

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The Bletchley Park code breakers' attempt to fleece a wealthy American backfires.

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The Bletchley Park code breakers' attempt to fleece a wealthy American backfires. Stars Robert Bathurst. From June 2008.

An American visitor is joining Hut 33.

He seems to be very wealthy and very gullible, which presents Charles with an irresistible chance to fleece him.

Not only does he have more money than sense, but he also happens to be Roosevelt's nephew.

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

6/6. Yankee Diddle

An American visitor is joining Hut 33. He seems to be very wealthy and very gullible, which presents Charles with an irresistible chance to fleece him. Not only does he have more money than sense, but he also happens to be Roosevelt's nephew.

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

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4 Extra Debut. Bletchley Park codebreaker Gordon gets carried away trying to think like a German. Stars Robert Bathurst. From October 2009.

It's 1942, the war is not going well and the codebreakers of Bletchley Park are under even more pressure than before.

Hut 33, the worst performing hut, resorts to desperate measures to improve results.

Archie, Gordon and Charles try to think like Germans to help them predict the letter combinations on the Enigma machine.

Unfortunately their experiment in psychological warfare goes very badly awry.

It's 1942 and the war is not going well - so the codebreakers of Bletchley Park are under even more pressure than usual.

Archie, Gordon and Charles try to think like Germans to predict the Enigma machine code...

Stars Tom Goodman-hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Olivia Colman as Minka and Lill Roughley as Mrs Best.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.

Bletchley Park codebreaker Gordon gets carried away trying to think like a German. Stars Robert Bathurst. From October 2009.

Bletchley Park codebreaker Gordon gets carried away trying to think like a German.

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4 Extra Debut. Can Gordon's new computing invention help the Bletchley Park code-breakers? Stars Robert Bathurst. From October 2009.

Gordon invents a new form of computing device to help break codes.

1942: can Gordon's new computing invention help the Bletchley Park code-breakers?

Stars Tom Goodman-hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Olivia Colman as Minka and Lill Roughley as Mrs Best.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.

Can Gordon's new computing invention help the Bletchley Park codebreakers? Stars Robert Bathurst. From October 2009.

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Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941. Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.

Everything German is under suspicion in 1942 and Bletchley Park is no exception. Charles has German relatives and is threatened with internment. Will Archie help his colleague and can Charles avoid Minka's attentions, now she knows there is a true German in their midst?

Charles....Robert Bathurst

Archie....Tom Goodman-hill

Minka....Olivia Colman

Gordon....Fergus Craig

Joshua....Alex MacQueen

Mrs Best....Lill Roughley

Judge....Alex Lowe.

Everything German is under suspicion in 1942 and Bletchley Park is no exception.

Charles has German relatives and is threatened with internment.

Will Archie help his colleague and can Charles avoid Minka's attentions, now she knows there is a true German in their midst?

Everything German's under suspicion in 1942, especially in Bletchley Park. When it's discovered Charles has German relatives, he' threatened with internment. Will Archie help him, and can he avoid Minka's attention now she knows a true German is among them?

Stars Tom Goodman-hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Olivia Colman as Minka and Lill Roughley as Mrs Best.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.

With everything German under suspicion, the codebreakers tackle censoring letters. Stars Robert Bathurst. From October 2009.

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The codebreakers of Bletchley Park are in the doghouse again, so to make amends they help raise money for the town's Spitfire fund.

Unfortunately Charles promptly loses the money in a card game, trying to impress an old school chum, so the hut must try to win it back somehow.

Archie can't believe Charles is so desperate to curry favour with a former prefect and Minka has trouble understanding the rules of gentlemen's clubs.

The Bletchley Park code breakers try help raise money for the town's spitfire fund. Stars Robert Bathurst. From November 2009.

The Bletchley Park code breakers try help raise money for the town's spitfire fund.

Stars Tom Goodman-hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Olivia Colman as Minka and Lill Roughley as Mrs Best.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.

The Bletchley Park codebreakers try to help raise money for the town's spitfire fund. Stars Robert Bathurst. From November 2009.

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Gordon is convinced that Hut 33's recent run of luck is thanks to his lucky mascot, Mr Pickles.

But Archie is determined to prove that it's all down to natural intelligence and decides to put an end to Gordon's childish superstitions.

At which point their luck promptly runs out; none of the codes make even the slightest sense.

They are forced to move into Hut 13 - although a mystery surrounds the whereabouts of the former inhabitants.

Perhaps the rumours about the Devil's Equation are true after all.

Can the Bletchley code breakers remain rational as they move into spooky Hut 13? Stars Robert Bathurst. From November 2009.

1942: It's unlucky for some of the code breakers at Bletchley when they're forced to move into spooky Hut 13.

Stars Tom Goodman-hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Olivia Colman as Minka and Lill Roughley as Mrs Best.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.

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French resistance operative Marie-Anne is looking for brave, resourceful and courageous men to help her on an intelligence mission over France.

Instead she meets the occupants of Hut 33.

Archie, Gordon and Charles are all keen to impress their new lady friend, while Minka takes an irrational dislike to a fellow resistance fighter.

Could things get any worse? With Joshua in charge of supplies and his brother Neville flying the plane, the answer is yes.

Can the wartime code breakers improve Anglo-French relations with a little derring-do? Stars Robert Bathurst. From November 2009.

Bletchley Park, 1942: can the wartime code breakers improve Anglo-French relations with a little derring-do?

Stars Tom Goodman-hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Olivia Colman as Minka and Lill Roughley as Mrs Best.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.