Bletchley's code-breaking past to feature on ITV prime time drama

Bletchley Park will take centre stage in an ITV drama Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bletchley Park is to take centre stage in a new television drama on ITV.

The estate, near Milton Keynes, is world famous for its role in breaking the German Enigma and Lorenz codes during the Second World War - often attributed to shortening the conflict by between two to four years.

As a hub for pioneering computer science, Bletchley Park is also often deemed to be the birth place of the modern-day computer.

The drama, The Bletchley Circle, will transport the site back to the 1940s and 50s for a two-part story to be shown on ITV next week.