Codebreakers:Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes-Monday, April 15 at 10pm

The extraordinary but previously hidden story of one British engineer, Tommy Flowers and one British mathematician, Bill Tutte and how they changed the world.  Tutte’s skill was codebreaking, Flowers was the engineering genius that created Colossus, the world’s first programmable computer.  Tutte is revealed as having been responsible for what experts have described as the single most important intellectual feat of World War Two, breaking a code that was ten times tougher than Enigma.  The Brits claim without this work D-Day would never have happened.  Tutte’s  genius was exploited by an amazing array of talent at Bletchley Park (the UK’s top-secret intelligence base) who were able to break into Hitler’s own communications network, changing the War and the world.  When Tutte teamed up with Flowers and his Colossus the age of the computer was underway. This is a fascinating story about two men who never really got the glory they deserved.

CODEBREAKERS: THE BLETCHLEY PARK LOST HEROES airs Monday, April 15 at 10pm on WOSU TV with an encore presentation Tuesday, April 16 at 10pm on WOSU PLUS.