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"Turing's Test": Meet the actors

Samuel Barnett and Paul Kendrick discuss Alan Turing’s legacy with Made in Manchester’s Ashley Byrne



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Actor biographies

Samuel Barnett plays Alan Turing in Turing’s Test. Sam shot to fame as one of Alan Bennett’s History Boys and has since had success playing Millais in the BBC’s Desperate Romantics series. He will be back on our screens in early November in Jonathan Harvey’s hit BBC 2 comedy Beautiful People. He has also starred alongside Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents.

Paul Kendrick plays ‘the machine’ in his first major radio role. Paul’s an experienced theatre actor who also starred in the BBC4 TV drama Consenting Adults which told the story of the Wolfenden Report and how Britain finally decriminalised homosexuality in the late 60s.

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