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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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. From June 2007.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

The Bletchley Park code-breakers must play football against Italian prisoners of war.

Stars Robert Bathurst.

From July 2007.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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The codebreakers 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.

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The codebreakers 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.

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To avoid a war posting to Burma, the blundering codebreakers 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.

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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.

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

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.

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.