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The Reel Music Show

Paul J Rose

Wake up with 2 hours of music from TV and films

“Germany is winning the war, England’s being bombed into oblivion… and MI6 is depending on a small team of girls working in a freezing hut in the English countryside to break Germany’s most secret code.”

Inside Bletchley Park, Dilly Knox enlists a small team of girls to crack some of the enemy’s toughest codes. Whilst Margaret Rock is a trained statistician, the newest recruit is Mavis Lever, 19 years old and a student of German romantic poetry. A friendship develops between this unlikely pair as pressure mounts on them to decipher intercepts which will impact the course of the war. It’s a phenomenal task – “We must know what Hitler knows” – and they work against the clock – and the odds. But it’s not all night shifts and Enigma machines; there are dances, pranks, and even a touch of romance.

Jenny Wren Productions presents this brand new radio drama based on the untold true story of two female codebreakers at Bletchley Park at the height of World War II.

The play was to have had ten live performances in Gloucestershire over May/June 2020. Due to the pandemic, the creative team transformed it into a radio play. The play originally premiered in 2018 under the title Secrets, Lies and Spies.

In creating the radio play, significant contributors were Jenny Wicks director, of Jenny Wren Productions, Helen Jeffrey producer, Paul Hamblin sound editing, mixing (Boom), Saoirse Christopherson sound editing (Boom), Danny Hambrook microphones, Jim Barnes composer, Kieran Capaldi technical support and cast member, and the balance of the cast Moya Matthews, Rosie Mason, Philip Douch, and John Stevens. 

This 3-part production plus an interview with GCHQ Historian Tony Comer can be heard on HRB over the weekend of 17 – 18 October. 

 

Today’s Programmes

  • HRB
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00:00

The Real Enjoyment of Jazz

Mike Winn
01:00

After Hours

Fred Setters

An hour of relaxing music

02:00

HRB Nightshift

Relaxing Music through the night

05:00

The Best of British Classical Music

Peter Grogan
06:00

The Reel Music Show

Paul J Rose

Wake up with 2 hours of music from TV and films

08:00

The Vintage Years

Jim Simpson

Vintage tunes from the golden era of the 1930s - 1950s with Vintage Jim

09:00

HRB Morning Mix

Local news and features
10:00

The Classic Chart Show

Ray Oxley
11:00

HRB Classic Gold

12:00

Time After Time

Ken Anton
13:00

The Magic of the Musicals

13:30

Neil Ogden's Sound of Sunday Series 30

Music on Demand at the Weekend

including Superman 1940s Style

16:00

The Best of... Neil Diamond on his 80th birthday

Vernon Pearce
17:00

Vinyl Impressions

Martyn Brown

An hour of music on vinyl - crackles and all.  Each show plays music on a different theme from modern pop to old gold and rare.

18:00

Sunday Night 70s and 80s

Great music from 2 great decades
19:00

St Michael's Church Basingstoke

Sunday Service

Recorded this morning

19:30

Reflections

20:00

The Sound of Country

Vernon Pearce

An hour of traditional country music

21:00

Looking Back with Terry Firth

Terry Firth goes back to the news and music of a week in the past

22:00

The Chill Factor

Colin Hanslip

The most relaxing tunes anywhere on the radio - guaranteed!