Decoding The Bletchley Circle – Sinclair McKay, Charlotte Webb & Jake Lushington talk to Ann Fisher

Author Sinclay McKay joined Bletchley Park veteran Charlotte Webb and Jake Lushington, the Executive Producer of The Bletchley Circle on the Ann Fisher  ‘All Sides’ radio show on WOSU.

Listen to the 52 minute replay of the Ann Fisher All Sides episode ‘Bletchley Circle Code Breaking: Real and Imagined’ here. It is a fantastic and enlightening discussion about the true story of Bletchley Park and its influence on the fictional drama of The Bletchley Circle.

“It is poetic to me that at Bletchley Park back in the day before the war the people who owned it often invited the community to the grounds for festivals and that sort of thing. It was shut off to them for a long time and now they are back again…people know about it and its very popular .” 

All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs talk show covering the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio. Listener involvement is an integral part of the show’s ethos with participation welcome via telephone, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.

Ann has enjoyed a 30 year career in journalism and joined WOSU in 2009. You can read more about Ann here.

 

Sinclair McKay – Bestselling Author and Journalist

When asked what he thought of The Bletchley Circle by Ann Fisher, Sinclair McKay said “Any television show that does anything to honour what these women did can only be a brilliant thing.”

You can find out more about Sinclair McKay‘s books on Amazon UK, including his latest book The Lost World of Bletchley Park: The Illustrated History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre. More than any book on Bletchley Park this book is brimming with previously unseen photographs of Bletchley Park. If you want to step back in time and get a good idea of that lost world then this is the book for you.

You can also find out more about the book and Sinclair McKay on Amazon US and Amazon CA.

 

Charlotte Webb – Bletchley Park Veteran, Author & Speaker

“Going back to civilian life was quite difficult. We still had rationing in this county and it was not easy to get a job if you could not tell your prospective employer what you had been doing because they viewed you rather suspiciously.” 

Betty has done over 100 talks about her time at Bletchley Park and written her story in Secret Postings: Bletchley Park to the Pentagon currently only available in print form in the UK. PDF copies are available worldwide on the premium reading service Scribd by clicking here.

You can also read more about Betty here.

 

Jake Lushington, Executive Producer of The Bletchley Circle and Head of Drama for World Productions

Jake has a long career in theatre and television. His sensitive approach to recreating the history of Bletchley Park from the look and feel of the show from its settings, fashions and characters is a testament to the popularity and devoted ‘Lady Nerds’ fan base that surrounds The Bletchley Circle.

You can read more about Jake on the World Productions website here.

The Bletchley Circle – Series 1 And 2 [DVD] is available on Amazon UK. Series 1 is available in US and Canada, with Series 2 available on pre-order. Happy watching.

 

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