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Code Breaker: The Alan Turing Story

Alternative title
Codebreaker: The Alan Turing Story
Synopsis
Docudrama directed by Clare Beavan that explores the life of British mathematician Alan Turing and the events that led up to his death in 1954, when he ate an apple laced with cyanide following his conviction for gross indecency. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and information technology whose work in helping to crack the Nazi’s Enigma code helped shorten World War II and saved millions of lives.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Drama; Information technology
Keywords
computers; encryption; history of science; Turing, Alan; code-breaking

Credits

Director
Clare Beavan
Writer
Craig Warner
Cast
Ed Stoppard 
Henry Goodman 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Acorn Media UK

Email
customerservices@acorndvd.com
Web
http://www.acorndvd.com/ External site opens in new window
Fax
020 7627 250
Address
55 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5SQ
Notes
Founded in 1997, Acorn specialises in distributing archival television programmes, predominantly licensed from the BBC and ITV. Sale on DVD and Blu-Ray, in Region 2 PAL format, direct and via retail outlets.

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