a real world point of view
|The Turing Test|
|Main setting:||Oxford, Paris and Dresden, 1945|
|Release date:||October 2000|
|Format:||Paperback Book, --- Pages|
|BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures|
|Casualties of War||Endgame|
Publisher's Summary Edit
The Second World War is drawing to a close. Alan Turing, the code-breaker who has been critical to the allied war effort, is called in to break a mysterious new cypher. It's coming from Germany, and everyone assumes it is German -- everyone except Turing's new friend, the Doctor, indeed it seems the Doctor knows too much about the code and the code-makers -- and when people start to die, even Turing wonders it the Doctor is the one to blame.
Graham Greene, novelist and spymaster, has also encountered the Doctor, and thinks he's a rum enough chap, but in a remote African village he has encountered something far stranger.
To find out the truth, they must all cross the front line and travel through occupied Germany -- right into the firing line of the bloodiest war in history. What they find there has no human explanation -- and only the Doctor has the answers. Or maybe, they're just more questions...
- The Doctor
- Graham Greene
- Alan Turing
- Joseph Heller
- Colonel Herbert Elgar
- Horatio Elgar
- Hugh Alexander
- The Eighth Doctor is ambidextrous, like his previous incarnation.
- This is the third story in the "Earth Arc".
- According to the Remembrance of the Daleks novelisation, Rachel Jensen helped Alan Turing with his wartime research.
- Detailed synopsis of The Turing Test at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Turing Test at The Whoniverse