Cast & Crew
Paula S Apsell
By the summer of 1940, Hitler had conquered nearly all of Europe and surrender seemed imminent. But Winston Churchill had a secret weapon -- the world's most curious military unit, known as Station X. In a converted English country mansion, crossword fanatics, chess champions, mathematicians and Egyptologists from both sides of the Atlantic gathered with a common goal -- to break Enigma, the code machine that turned all German radio signals into gibberish. The program features interviews with those involved as well as period reenactments shot inside the original buildings at Station X, including re-creations of the world's first computing devices that aided codebreakers.