What can TV teach L&D? Season 2 Ep. 5 – The Imitation Game

Here is a transcript of Season 2 Ep.5 – The Imitation Game.

Hi everyone, my name’s Tom Hickmore and in this episode of “What can TV teach L&D?” I’m looking at The Imitation Game.

I make drama for learning, so I’m taking popular TV drama and looking at it with an analytical eye, asking “What can we learn from this that we can be applied in the field of learning and development?”

I wasn’t planning to watch The Imitation Game – a biopic about Alan Turning and the Enigma code – I just noticed it on Netflix and got drawn in.  Some time afterwards I realised that the effect it had on me is just the kind of effect I’d like to make with our dramas. 

Being a clever lot, I expect you know all about Turing and Enigma, but for the avoidance of doubt, Alan Turning was a British mathematician involved in cracking the Nazi Enigma code and knocking a couple of years off World War Two.  He was gay at a time when it was illegal and he may have had Asperger’s syndrome. 

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