First Bletchley Park podcast pays tribute to Alan Turing

Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park

BLETCHLEY Park has launched its own podcast – for the very first time.

The Home of the Codebreakers will now be regularly releasing recordings featuring stories told by codebreakers staff and volunteers and audio from events and lectures.

They will also release podcasts detailing interesting facts and artefacts which are still emerging and reports on progress of the developments taking place at the famous park.

The first edition, due to be released tomorrow (Friday), featured an extract of the Annual Turing Lecture given by veteran cryptographer and linguist, Captain Jerry Roberts.

Captain Roberts is possibly the only person left alive who intercepted messages from Hitler himself. He arrived at Bletchley Park in Autumn 1941.

He said: “If it hadn’t been for Turing we wouldn’t be sitting here. I am personally eternally grateful to him that I didn’t have to bring my children up under a Nazi regime.

“He was not a warrior king but, at that juncture, he was the most influential man in Europe bar none.”

The first edition of the podcast also gives listeners an insight into the large scale development plans for some of Bletchley Park’s derelict codebreaking buildings.

In it chief executive of the Bletchley Park Trust, Iain Standen, explains how he plans to spend £7.4 million restoring some of the historically significant but currently inaccessible huts and blocks.

The podcast will be available to download for free a number of sites including Audioboo at, Twitter at or by following