"Hut 33"

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


ManoJuly 17, 2007 3:14 PM

hmm? Sounds strangely intriguing. I hope I can get it here in italy - maybe via podcasts? Does anyone knows?

AlexJuly 17, 2007 3:31 PM

@Mano: try the 'listen to the latest edition' button on the website you just viewed ;-)

With friends like this who needs Enigmas...July 17, 2007 4:20 PM

"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...

anonymous cowardJuly 17, 2007 8:17 PM

"oh, think about it logically? So far I have been using a chimp and a dartboard!"

British Humour in its excellence.

BBC ListenerJuly 18, 2007 1:25 AM

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 .

roenigkJuly 18, 2007 9:19 AM

British "humor" is an acquired taste. As an American, I've never been able to acquire it.

TheQueensEnglishJuly 19, 2007 7:18 AM

Re: roenigk

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.

CassandraJuly 20, 2007 2:31 AM


AFAIK, they don't do coppery either.

Mornington Crescent! ...oh sorry, wrong show.


CharlieJuly 20, 2007 11:16 AM

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.

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