Thursday, 20 August 2020

Bletchley Girls - brand new radio play from Jenny Wren Productions

Jenny Wren Productions presents

BLETCHLEY GIRLS

a world premiere by Lou Beckett

*****LINKS BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO PLAY AND DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME*****


“Germany is winning the war, England’s being bombed into oblivion… and MI6 is depending on a small team of girls working in a freezing hut in the English countryside to break Germany’s most secret code.”

Inside Bletchley Park, Dilly Knox enlists a small team of young women to crack some of the enemy’s toughest codes. Whilst Margaret Rock is a trained statistician, the newest recruit is Mavis Lever, 19 years old and a student of German romantic poetry. A friendship develops between this unlikely pair as pressure mounts on them to decipher intercepts which will impact the course of the war. It’s a phenomenal task – “We must know what Hitler knows” – and they work against the clock – and the odds. But it’s not all night shifts and Enigma machines; there are dances, pranks, and even a touch of romance.

Jenny Wren Productions presents the untold true story of two female code-breakers at Bletchley Park at the height of World War II in this brand new radio drama.

Bletchley Girls was originally intended to be a stage play, but the Covid-19 pandemic prompted us to adapt, and we spent lockdown turning it into a radio play and recording it. We're thrilled to announce that it is now live, in three half-hour episodes and you can listen here. The links will be live until November 2020. Enjoy!

*****LINKS HERE TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO PLAY AND DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME*****

Click on the links here to listen:
Episode 3 - https://youtu.be/gD4Y84C89pc

With thanks to all involved, Bletchley Park and our funders Thirty Percy and the Gloucestershire Funders Covid-19 Response.

If you enjoy listening, we would be very grateful if you would make a donation via our JustGiving page to support the company: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jennywrenproductions

Link to programme for Bletchley Girls: