BBC Radio 4 Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941. Originally broadcast May - June 2009.Three code-breakers are forced to share a draughty wooden hut as they try to break German ciphers. Unfortunately, they hate each other.
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©2009 James Cary (P)2010 AudioGO Ltd
I'd heard that Hut 33 was funny, but I didn't think I'd find it as hilarious as I did. The characters are as unique and distinctive as the ridiculous circumstances they find themselves in. While I don't know everything about England during World War II, this American girl still found it very relatable and good for a lot of laughs. I only wish Audible would provide Series 1 because I would love to hear these characters when they first met and got involved in the war effort.
"An excellent character lead sit-com"
For me this (and Cabin Pressure) are the best R4 sitcoms of recent years. It bears repeated listening to catch all the things you missed first time. For me it's an equal of the Dad's Army radio episodes: characterisation, plot and acting are all top notch. I'm just hoping the other series get added soon.
"If only they still made these"
I've listened to other series on the radio, and they are all funny, easy listening. The characters are stereotypes, but that's kind of the point. Brilliantly written, fantastically performed and a good recording.
"Don't mention the war..."
Oh dear, this probably falls into the category of 'you'll either love it or hate it' - it's so silly, positively farcical at moments, deals in all the stereotypes and cliches of Britain in the second war but it's absolutely hilarious and never fails to cheer me up. The characters have become like old friends,especially Archie the Geordie (and Marxist). Probably best to avoid though if you share living space with sensitive Polish ladies or Germans who think we go on about the war too much...
"Class, brains, war and code-breaking"
Bletchley Park in a funnier universe. I have heard more of these programmes on R4extra, but sadly they're not available as downloads, since they had me laughing out loud, even on repeats.
Wow! My introduction to Hut 33! I laughed till I cried then laughed till I couldn't breath . It was ridiculously funny. Full of adorable stereotyped characters set in WWII. The Dads Army of radio. Although it won't be to everyone's taste, it was to mine, so I'm waiting for the rest of the series now.
I LIKED ALL OF THE CHARACTERS, HAVING SAID THAT IT HAS TO BE MINKA. THE PSYCHOTIC WOMAN FRON POLAND. SHE DID THE MOST CRAZY THINGS LIKE TRYING TO SHOOT PLANES DOWN WITH HER RIFLE. HER CHARACTER MADE THIS FOR MYSELF, AND MY SON.
EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVED IT ON RADIO 4. I WAS PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO GET THIS BOOK, AND LOOK FORWARD TO MORE OF THEM. WHICH I HOPE THERE WILL BE.
TOO HARD TO CHOOSE AS IT WAS ALL SO GOOD.
YES AND I HAVE LISTENED TO IT SEVERAL TIMES NOW, IT GETS BETTER EACH TIME. I PICK BITS I HAVE MISSED BEFORE, A REALLY GREAT COMEDY BOTH ON THE RADIO, AND BOOK FORMAT.
LITEN TO THIS ITS SO VERY WELL WRITTEN ITS ONE I FEEL MANY PEOPLE WILL LIKE.
PLEASE MAY WE HAVE MORE OF THIS SERIES?????
"An Excellent Surprise"
I downloaded this, not sure what to expect, and I really liked it.
An interesting setting (code-breakers' camp during WW2), a reduced cast with each charcater clearly identified, and good dialogs. Not as clever as Cabin Pressure, but almost in the same league.
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