Schneier on Security
A blog covering security and security technology.
« Canadians Are Allowed to Say "Bomb" in Airports |
| New Harry Potter Book Leaked on BitTorrent »
July 17, 2007
A new BBC Radio comedy:
Set in Bletchley Park, in 1941, this sitcom focuses on 3 code-breakers forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately they hate one another.
Posted on July 17, 2007 at 2:30 PM
• 11 Comments
To receive these entries once a month by e-mail, sign up for the Crypto-Gram Newsletter.
hmm? Sounds strangely intriguing. I hope I can get it here in italy - maybe via podcasts? Does anyone knows?
@Mano: try the 'listen to the latest edition' button on the website you just viewed ;-)
"Off duty, the code-breakers must stay alert to avoid the attentions of Mrs Best, their sex-obsessed landlady who claims to have bedded both Bomber Harris and Goering."
Well they could always tell her they're gay, but that didn't end up working out too well for Alan Turing...
I just hope they don't get caught by Mr. Furley
"oh, think about it logically? So far I have been using a chimp and a dartboard!"
British Humour in its excellence.
I've been listening since episode 1 but it's just a sitcom with naff all to do with code breaking. It might be funnier if they didn't target easy stereotypes all the time .
British "humor" is an acquired taste. As an American, I've never been able to acquire it.
That's because we dont have humor. We have Humour.
Same goes the other way around, we're just more accustomed to it because of the cheap export TV that's force fed down our airwaves.
Americans just don't do irony.
AFAIK, they don't do coppery either.
Mornington Crescent! ...oh sorry, wrong show.
In response to the Queen's English - I'm British but I can see that the idea that American's don't get irony is a tiresome myth propagated by people without a mind of their own. It's like saying that Germans don't have a sense of humour - completely misguided.
Schneier.com is a personal website. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of BT.