The Imitation Game


Ian McEwan's brilliant script, perfectly realised on film by Eyre, was the TV drama of 1980. During WWII, an ATS wireless operator (Walter) casually penetrates, and is eventually destroyed by, the circles of secrecy surrounding the code-breaking operation Ultra. Power, patriarchy, and the moral basis of war are threaded together in a drama concerned with history yet charged with contemporary resonance.

By: JW

Release details

Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Eyre
Screenwriter: Ian McEwan
Cast: Brenda Blethyn
Lorna Charles
Bernard Gallagher
Simon Chandler
Harriet Walter
Gillian Martell
Patricia Routledge
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