Bletchley Park: Code-breaking's Forgotten Genius Trailer

Bletchley Park: Code-breaking's Forgotten Genius Trailer (2015)

07 September 2015 Factual 59 mins

Gordon Welchman was one of the original elite codebreakers crucial to the allies defeating the Nazis in World War II. He is the forgotten genius of Bletchley Park. Filmed extensively at Bletchley Park, the centre for codebreaking operations during World War II, this documentary features the abandoned buildings where thousands of people worked tirelessly to crack the codes. Post-war, Welchman moved to the US to be at the centre of the computer revolution. Recently released top secret documents reveal that the case of Gordon Welchman reached the desk of the British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, and then led to questions being asked in the House of Commons after Welchman's untimely death. Welchman's legacy continues to this day. Welchman's pioneering work in the field of traffic analysis led directly to the modern secret surveillance state, and particularly the use of metadata - as revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Cast

Steven Mackintosh

as Himself - Narrator

Brian Deacon

as Gordon Welchman (voice)

Rosamund Welchman

as Herself - Gordon Welchman's Daughter

W. Gordon Welchman

as Himself - Ex-Head of Hut 6, Bletchley Park (1939-1941) (archive footage)

Sinclair McKay

as Himself - Author, 'The Secret Life of Bletchley Park'

Jimmy Thirsk

as Himself - Veteran, Hut 6

Asa Briggs

as Himself - Veteran, Hut 6

Jane Fawcett

as Herself - Veteran, Hut 6

Tony Comer

as Himself - GCHQ Historian and Former Analyst

John Naughton

as Himself - Vice President, Wolfson College, Cambridge (as Prof John Naughton)

John Scarlett

as Himself - Chairman, Bletchley Park Trust, and Former Chief, MI6 (as Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE)

Jennifer Welchman

as Herself - Gordon Welchman's Granddaughter

Robert R. Everett

as Himself - Former President, The MITRE Corporation

Eric Ellingson

as Himself - Gordon Welchman's Colleague

Larry Hill

as Himself - Gordon Welchman's Colleague

Crew

International Titles

The Codebreaker who hacked Hitler Trailer

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United Kingdom 07 September 2015

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