A rollicking wartime comedy set in the personnel department of the Cabinet War Rooms, starring Fenella Woolgar as Dot.
Dot's had quite enough of making tea in the Cabinet War Rooms. When she finds a cryptic message in the newspaper she enlists the help of her gals - will this be the big break Dot's been waiting for?
Follow Dot as she gets squiffy over Agent Bertie Whiff-Whaff, concocts stirring yet pithy slogans for the war effort and goes on a mission to St Horribly Vulture’s School for Boys to enlist a teacher for...'shhhh...Bletchley Park!'
Dot will do her bally utmost for King and Country in these spiffing tales of derring-do (and, occasionally, derring-don’t), whether investigating suspicious deaths, outwitting dastardly spies or helping the Prime Minister with his French vocab.
Other parts played by Roslyn Hill, Stephen Critchlow, Adie Allen, Alicia Ambrose-Bayly, Susan Jameson, Sean Baker, Brian Protheroe, Sam Rix, Nick Underwood, Scarlett Brookes, David Sterne, Nicholas Murchie, John Dougal, Emma Handy, Ryan Whittle, Stephen Hogan, Elizabeth Counsell, Sean Murray, John Lightbody and Lauren Cornelius, and introducing Officer Background as himself.
Written by Ed Harris.
Produced and directed by Jessica Mitic (series 1 and 2) and Sasha Yevtushenko (series 3).
"Little chills the blood so much as the phrase ‘new Radio 4 comedy’. But, dear reader, be un-chilled...a lovely, period-mocking script delivered with its eyebrow at precisely the right level of archness." - (The Times)
"Dot’s quirky wit is all of her own." (The Observer)
"Excellent, eccentrically comic." (The Daily Mail)