The Independent's journalism is supported by our readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission.

Download "Turing's Test": an exclusive new radio play

Saturday 24 October 2009 00:00 BST

This weekend, The Independent premieres a fictionalised account of the final moments in the life of Alan Turing, in the first collaboration of its kind between a national newspaper and an independent production company.

The radio drama features History Boys and Desperate Romantics star Samuel Barnett as the Bletchley Park code breaker on his death in 1954 after eating an apple laced with cyanide following his conviction for gross indecency. Turing’s Test examines the scientist’s legacy in the field of artificial intelligence and the personal tragedy of his suicide through a deathbed dialogue with a “machine” played by actor Paul Kendrick.


Launch the radio play in the audio player below


Click here to download from iTunes


Right-click here and click "Save target/link as..."

Click here for an extra feature, 'Turing's Test: Meet the actors"

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in