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 3, Episode 1 - Know Thyne Enemy

It's 1942, the war is not going well, and the codebreakers of Bletchley Park are under even more pressure than before.

Further details

It's 1942. Hut 33, the worst performing of the Bletchley Park teams, resorts to desperate measures to improve results. Archie, Gordon and Charles try to think like Germans to help them predict the letter combinations on the Enigma machine. Unfortunately their experiment in psychological warfare goes very badly awry.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 14th October 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 29th May 2012 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 2nd April 2014 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 19th August 2015 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 23rd February 2017 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 7th March 2019 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 14th September 2020 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 4th June 2022 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 11th June 2022 2:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 12th June 2022 2:30am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 22nd June 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
Production team
Adam Bromley Producer

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