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'The Imitation Game': Film based on the life of Alan Turing hits the big screen

A film based on the life of former Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing will be released in cinemas across the country today.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the 'The Imitation Game' as the brilliant mathematician who played a key role in cracking the Nazi's Enigma code during the second world war.

Keira Knightley also features in the movie.

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Bletchley Park exhibition goes behind the scenes of The Imitation Game

An exhibition about the making of a new Hollywood film opens at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes today.

Scene from 'The Imitation Game' film Credit: STUDIOCANAL

The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, follows the life and work of code breaker Alan Turing during World War II.

The exhibition features the original sets, costumes and props from the film.

It is due to run for a year.

Wartime codebreaker honoured with enigmatic monument

The perfect way to remember a Second World War codebreaker is with a memorial that has its own hidden secret.

A monument to Bill Tutte has just been unveiled in Newmarket, the Suffolk town in which he grew up.

Like Alan Turing, Bill Tutte helped crack Nazi codes while working at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes.

ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson went to see the enigmatic monument

Codebreakers' reunion 75 years on - now their story will hit the big screen

80 Bletchley Park veterans have returned for a reunion 75 years after the War. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's 75 years since Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, became a secret base for code-breakers during the Second World War.

The milestone comes with the release of a film, in November, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing. The Bletchley team was credited with bringing an early end to the war by cracking the German's Enigma machine.

Turing was one of thousands working at Bletchley from 1939 - now 80 of those veterans have returned, some for the first time in many years.

ITV News Anglia's Luke Farrington reports

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Bletchley code-breaking machine to be used in school history lessons

The World War Two Enigma code-breaking machine. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The World War Two Enigma code-breaking machine at Bletchley Park is among a hundred artefacts chosen to reinvigorate school history lessons.

The British Museum has compiled the list to encourage school visits and bring history books to life by focussing on objects that played a crucial part in the shaping of our nation.

Also listed is the Sutton Hoo helmet in Suffolk, the Early Iron Age boat, Vivacity, in Peterborough and a chest belonging to the anti-slavery campaigner, Thomas Clarkson in Wisbech.

"I think it's a brilliant thing to happen for Bletchley Park and for all the children in all the schools in the country.

We already think that Enigma machines are a brilliant way of teaching children about maths and history and this is going to highlight that for us."

– Vicky Worpole, Bletchley Park

Artwork to celebrate Alan Turing

A statue of Alan Turing at Bletchley Park, where he broke the enigma code Credit: ITV

A work of art is being unveiled today to celebrate the sexuality of second world war codebreaker Alan Turing. He was convicted for being gay in 1952 and it took until 2013 for him to be pardoned for his supposed crime.

The art will be displayed outside a bar in Milton Keynes close to where Turing completed his work at Bletchley Park.

Duchess retraces grandmother's footsteps at Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge has been retracing her grandmother's footsteps during a visit to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.

She was there to mark the completion of an £8m, year-long restoration project to create a visitor centre and new exhibitions.

The Duchess's grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, worked alongside the codebreakers in the 1940s.

Matthew Hudson's report contains flash photography.

Duchess of Cambridge visiting Bletchley Park

Some of the press awaiting the arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Duchess of Cambridge is meeting a code-breaker who worked with her grandmother at Bletchley Park when she visits the famous site.

Kate's tour of the park will mark the completion of a year-long restoration project which has also created new visitor facilities.

The Duchess' paternal grandmother Valerie Glassborow was a civilian member of staff at Bletchley Park where her twin sister Mary was also employed.

The success of the centre's code-breakers are credited with shortening the war by two years.

An £8 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project has also created a visitor centre, and new exhibitions and interactive displays at the site.

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