Cumberbatch and Turing

Alan Turing's niece, Inagh Payne, came in to the BBC studios to talk about Benedict Cumberbatch and The IMITATION GAME. She was immensely proud of her uncle's work in World War Two in cracking the Enigma code. She remembered Alan Turing as a bit scruffy, a bit of an absent-minded professor, much loved by his family and friends. It was only in 1975 that the family began to learn what Turing had done for the British war effort - 30 years after the war ended and 23 years after Turing's death. He broke so many codes in so many different ways. Inagh Payne also said she admired Benedict Cumberbatch's performance.