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Oliver & Shirley Lawn at Bletchley Park, April 1996

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Enigma - the film

Monday 13 August 2001

The Enigma codebreakers: This Saturday (18th August) the film Enigma opens at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Starring Kate Winslet and Dougray Scott, the film is a fictional account of what's been called 'the greatest intellectual achievement of the twentieth century' - the breaking of the Enigma code at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.

Thousands of people were employed at Bletchley throughout the war years, working on various aspects of codebreaking.

Sheila McKenzie and Oliver Lawn were amongst them. A translator and a mathematician, recruited straight from university, they've now been married for over fifty years and Claudia Hammond went to meet them.

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