Paddy O'Connell travels the country with his dog, Bob, talking to people he meets. How much do locals in Newham, London, know about local Bletchley Park codebreaker Tommy Flowers?
Paddy O'Connell travels the country with his dog, Bob, talking to the people he meets.
The London Borough of Newham is one of the most diverse areas in Britain. It was once home to Tommy Flowers, inventor of the Bletchley Park codebreaking machine, Colossus. Paddy visits Flowers' former college and wonders why this local hero isn't as well remembered as his colleague Alan Turing.
Producer: Jo Coombs
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.