Hut 33. Image shows from L to R: Charles (Robert Bathurst), Joshua Fanshawe-Marshall (Alex Macqueen), Archie (Tom Goodman-Hill). Copyright: BBC
Hut 33

Hut 33

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2009
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Radio sitcom set in Bletchley Park in 1941, about code-breakers who are forced to share a draughty wooden hut. Stars Robert Bathurst, Tom Goodman-Hill, Fergus Craig, Alex Macqueen, Olivia Colman and Lill Roughley

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - Baghdad

An opportunity to go to Iraq comes up and both Charles and Archie want to go.

Further details

An opportunity to go to Iraq comes up and both Charles and Archie want to go. Charles wants to go as he's been there before and speaks the language; Archie only wants to go to stop Charles going. Both attempt to convince Joshua to nominate them, resorting to blackmail and bribery in the process... that is until Charles realises that the posting is actually to a notorious and violent part of Iraq, not the peaceful bit.

Broadcast details

Monday 2nd July 2007
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 12th July 2009 10:30pm Radio 7
Sunday 26th September 2010 10:30pm Radio 7
Monday 8th August 2011 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 26th March 2013 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 26th February 2015 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 21st September 2016 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 30th August 2018 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 16th March 2020 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 4th December 2021 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 6th January 2024 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Robert Bathurst Charles
Tom Goodman-Hill Archie
Fergus Craig Gordon
Alex Macqueen Joshua Fanshawe-Marshall
Olivia Colman Minka
Lill Roughley Mrs Best
Writing team
James Cary Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Adam Bromley Producer

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