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It is the mid-1930s and the storm clouds of WWII are forming in Germany. This film charts the work of Robert Watson Watt, the pioneer of Radar, and his hand-picked team of eccentric yet brilliant meteorologists as they struggle to turn the concept of Radar into a workable reality. Hamstrung by a tiny budget, seemingly insurmountable technical problems and even a spy in the camp, Watson Watt also has to deal with marital problems as he chases his dream. 更多介绍…
1、One. Two. Three. Ah, that’s equal.
2、One. Two. Three.
3、That’s you… Ah… What is this here?
5、Making the invisible visible!
6、Lunch is ready. – Ah… Perfect!
7、Thank you, Aunty Margaret.
8、Ooh, what’s going on here?
9、Making invisible things appear.
10、And then disappear. Like sandwiches.
11、No one comes in.
12、Even if the building’s on fire.
14、This shows that the Germans are working night and day!
15、So if tension should rise and if conflict –
16、As I have been saying for some time now, it’s not a question of ‘if’, Mr Tizard,
17、it’s a question of ‘when’.
18、I don’t think that necessarily…
19、We have to work night and day to build up our own reserves and weapons.
20、Even if we had enough money we’d still never catch up.
21、We have to overtake them.
22、We have to build a death ray.
23、’A death ray’?
24、A ground-based weapon system that focuses radio waves on enemy aircraft
25、and boils the pilots to death in their cockpits in a matter of seconds.
26、Is such a thing possible?
27、I think these things, you pick the right people, then they build it.
28、We can make anything happen.
29、Let’s see who has got some ideas, sir.
30、I’ll put out some feelers.
31、We’ll have to disguise it somehow, keep a lid on it.
32、No need to alarm anyone.
33、I will continue to put pressure on the director
34、to let me set up a new committee for aerial weapon development.
35、As we know, there is a limited pot of money available
36、and the pacifists in the cabinet continue to…
37、- Sorry, Professor Lindemann…
38、I am afraid that committee already exists…
39、Excuse me? – I’m sorry.
40、Who is chairing this committee?
42、I rather wish I’d done the washing now.
43、I was told it was going to rain.
44、It does look like there’s a change in the air.
45、- How can you tell?
46、Studying the clouds, watching how they are moving,
49、Hello, Skip! – Hi.
50、Sorry to disturb on your day off an’ all…（更多，甚至整个剧本阅读请点击下面链接。）
51、We’ve had a telegram…
52、You asked the impossible.
53、By using radio waves only
54、could we raise the temperature of eight pint glasses of water
55、to one hundred and five degrees Fahrenheit?
56、You… did it?
58、We were forced to make one or two slight alterations to the test conditions…
59、Very slight alterations.
61、To achieve the desired outcome we reduced the distance originally proposed.
62、And neither did you use radio waves.
63、Forgive me for being a little… reductive here
64、but would it be fair to say that in your
65、experiment you essentially… boiled a kettle?
66、We failed in our objective…
67、But we stumbled across something all together different!
68、By transmitting high-energy waves
69、we think it may be possible to deafen laboratory rats.
70、Hello, yes, right, I know what you are up to.
71、You’re worried about the Germans.
72、Eight pints of water equal eight pints of blood.
73、The distance and height you specified – an aeroplane.
74、Ergo – you’re wanting some kind of a weapon
75、that will vaporise pilots in their cockpits, aren’t you?
77、I haven’t slept since I received your telegram, barely stopped work!
78、Goodness knows what my wife must think!
79、I’m Robert Watson-Watt!
80、You told your wife about this?
81、Should I have?
82、Will you begin your presentation, please?
83、The thing you propose doesn’t work.
84、It never will work. No one will ever get it to work.
85、Probably cause more damage to the operator than the enemy.
86、So you’re here to…? – Offer you something that will.
87、Now, I have an idea for a listening device…
88、Listening devices don’t work, we’ve already built sound mirrors…
89、This isn’t a sound mirror!
90、As Baldwin said, ‘the bomber will always get through’.
91、How exciting would it be to prove him wrong?
92、It’s night-time, you’re in the woods.
93、The enemy is out there somewhere but you don’t know exactly where
94、so you tie a length of fishing line…
95、between two trees…
96、and then you hang a bell off of it.
97、The enemy comes along, touches the line, which rings the bell…
98、and we know where he is.
99、So we use fishing line and bells to enable us to hear our enemies.
101、Good. Thank you for your time, Mr…
102、But instead of trees we have antennae!
103、And if I may, thank you very much.
104、So we have radio antennae.
105、Now, they send out pulses
106、which are like a fishing line.
107、And then if something comes along
108、the waves will bounce off
109、and that rings the bell here and then we can see them.
110、He’s an idiot. – Perhaps.
111、But out of all the ideas we’ve heard today…
112、His is the… least idiotic?
113、We have to do something.
114、Get him to give you a field demonstration.
115、I thought you said it would be a clear day?
116、That’s weather for you!
118、We are going again!
119、It’s not budging!
120、This… This is fine!
121、Come on. Let’s get the equipment! We’ve got forty minutes!
122、Who are you?
123、I’m his chief assistant.
124、So we are tuned in on the 50 metre wavelength
125、waiting for 6Mhz transmission from Daventry
126、with at least 10kw of power…
127、This man appears to be living in cloud cuckoo land.
128、You have absolutely no faith in him, have you?
129、He’s building a washing line… in the rain.
130、That is going to terrify the Luftwaffe.
131、We have two aerials…
132、one in front and one behind.
133、We have a BBC transmitter sending out… – Where’s the transmitter?
134、Er, over there, in Daventry.
135、Now, that’s sending out pulses which get reflected down off an aircraft.
136、These pulses are in effect like our trap.
137、The fishing line in the woods. – Exactly!
138、So now we wait for something to hit it and ring the bell, so to speak?
141、The receiver is tuned to Daventry, isn’t it?
142、What are you doing? – Well, if…
143、Just leave it, will you! – Come on…
145、It’s… actually… there.
146、We saw you! We – saw – YOU!
147、I need to get out of this field and find a telephone.
148、We didn’t see it till it was right on top of us.
149、But we saw it. We saw a plane.
150、Unfortunately we can’t prove it.
151、The trace recorder failed. – Oh no.
152、Well, we’ll just have to do it all over again and hope it records next time.
153、It did work, didn’t it?
154、I mean, we didn’t imagine it? Did we?
155、Now we’ll have to build our own transmitter.
156、This was just a test.
157、There are a million and one things against us, Rob.
158、And we will overcome them all.
159、Despite your lack of appropriate
160、qualifications I’ve spoken with the ministry.
161、And we have recognised the success of the test.
162、And we would like to proceed to the next stage of development.
163、In order to move forward, we require you to sign the Official Secrets Act.
165、I trust the idiot boy is still in the dark about all of this?
166、He’s not an idiot.
167、He doesn’t know what you’re doing though, does he?
170、The fewer the better.
171、You only need to read that the penalty for even
172、the slightest deviation from secrecy is…
173、’To be hanged by the neck until life is extinct’.
175、Rather a nice pen.
179、Why, thank you!
180、I take it you had a good day?
181、An excellent day, Mag, a thoroughly excellent day!
182、I just need to finish this.
183、I’ve been struggling with this for quite some time.
184、Could you hold this while I fasten this clip?
185、Can you hold this piece here?
186、Got it… Ok.
188、Well, here’s hoping.
190、Tell me all about your excellent day.
191、You’ve barely uttered a word about your work lately.
192、I’m sorry… I can’t.
193、It’s a secret.
195、You’re a weatherman!
196、Not just a weatherman.
197、Oh no, no… You fix broach clips too.
198、And bicycle chains.
199、The list is endless!
200、So, pray do tell, what’s so secret?
201、Are we going to have a hot summer? Should we panic-buy sun hats and the like?
202、I’m working for the Air Ministry.
203、No, I am.
204、No. I’m not joking, stop.
205、There’s a threat and I’ve been asked to help.
206、The Government have asked you?
208、You’re serious? – Quite serious.
209、What exactly is this ‘threat’?
210、I’m not allowed to say.
211、I’m sorry, Mag.
215、You seem… jolly?
216、Perhaps I too should whistle a happy tune?
217、After all, we have nothing to worry about.
218、Aside from Hitler announcing conscription,
219、secretly practising war manoeuvres and building aeroplanes.
220、Or perhaps the lightness of your mood
221、is related to some success by your little committee?
222、We’re… making progress.
223、With the death ray?
224、The system we’re developing may help us build a defence that…
225、Hitler will crush.
226、Yes, you’re right, you’re absolutely right.
227、Good clay, Professor.
228、Certainly not, Professor.
230、Well, in that case it’s a direct order.
231、Tell me who Tizard’s committee have met.
234、I am sorry. I apologise for my manner.
235、We’re all working in very difficult circumstances.
237、May I trouble you for a glass of water?
238、Won’t be a moment.
239、I am afraid our hands are tied.
241、The secret nature of the project
242、does prevent us from taking out an advertisement in the Times.
243、Well you better tell Mr Tizard that we’re going to need more time.
244、There’s only two of us here.
245、Close the door.
246、You detected a plane a few hundred yards away in a field.
247、That won’t protect Britain.
248、You need to think bigger.
249、I’m going to make some calls to Oxford and Cambridge,
250、see who we can drum up.
251、No, I’d like to use men from the weather lab.
252、My dear man, if we want this to work
253、we will require the very best physicists and mathematicians
254、and we find those gentlemen not at the weather lab
255、but at our oldest universities.
256、You don’t think Weathermen are good enough
257、because they don’t wear the right tie and all that?
258、Some of your lot don’t wear ties at all, do they?
259、Look, your little Weathermen friends are all well and good
260、and I’m sure they’re perfectly harmless
261、but they simply do not have the expertise with this particular technology
262、our best professors do.
263、They also do what they’re told.
265、Cavendish… Shall we?
266、Yes, er, Cambridge 2443, please.
267、The Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University.
268、They’ll do what they’re told?
269、Is that Sir James Thomson?
270、Yes. Sorry to bother you, sir, I’m calling from the Post Office.
271、Just a wee check on the line.
272、Do you happen to have a container of water near to your telephone?
273、A sink perhaps? Or maybe a bucket.
274、A fish tank! Yes, that will suffice.
275、Now, could you please pop your telephone into it?
276、Yes, into the fish tank…
277、It’s the only way we can fully ensure that your
278、equipment is compatible with the new system.
279、That’s excellent, sir.
280、PHONE LINE HISSES
281、But most folk call me Taffy.
282、I don’t know why. Swansea’s miles away from the River Taff.
283、I was born in Cockett, you see.
284、Perhaps as well they call me Taffy, eh?
285、I graduated from Swansea University with first class Honours
286、erm, MSc the year after that and completed my doctorate at King’s College
287、and I’ve been at the station in Slough ever since.
288、So you’re an untried PhD student?
289、Can I ask you
290、will I be working for you or for him?
292、In that case
293、thanks for the tie, Rob. And er… I will take the post. Thanks.
294、Welcome to the team.
295、Are you sure these men are the right ones for the job?
297、We need free-thinkers, rule breakers, men without ties.
298、These men will strive to make this thing work.
300、Higgy. Very pleased you are going to join us.
301、Sorry, I knocked but, erm… – That’s alright, come on in.
302、I’ll pop back later, if you still want me?
303、Mr Tizard is on his way over.
304、Since you won’t listen to me, perhaps you could discuss your ‘team’ with him?
305、Sorry, sir. Sorry.
306、I don’t want to be fobbed off with a bunch of Oxford academics I’ve never even met.
307、These are all people I’ve worked with before, I trust them.
308、It’s your team, I’m happy for you to choose who you want.
310、Our intelligence says that Hitler has built three thousand planes.
313、By the time the world wakes up to the noise
314、that’s building in Germany it will be too late.
315、Your theories, experiments, tests, are all well and good Robert
316、but you need to understand that, very soon
317、German planes may well be dropping bombs onto our homes.
318、There are others in the Ministry who want to channel all our efforts
319、into striking Germany hard and fast.
320、There’s opposition to what we’re doing?
321、I’ve managed to get you a little funding and a base to test and experiment.
322、I’m backing you every step of the way but we don’t yet know if this thing will work.
324、It has to, Robert.
325、It has to.
326、Are you alright Uncle Robert?
327、What? Er, yes. Sorry.
328、I just fell asleep with my eyes open!
329、It’s time I took you home.
330、I’ll get my stuff.
331、You look tired.
332、I’ve got to go away for a while.
334、The secret thing?
335、You’ll be away from home.
336、For how long? – I don’t know.
337、As long as it takes me to mess it up and get fired, I expect.
338、I’m sure that won’t happen.
340、Is there anything I can do to help?
341、I don’t think so.
342、You could visit.
343、Not at work of course, but we could sneak away to a wee hotel.
344、We can be together, every other weekend or so.
345、I’m your wife, this is our home.
346、You finish work at the same time every day
347、you come home, we have dinner, we listen to the wireless, we go to bed.
348、That’s what we do, that’s who we are.
349、You are not a secret Government employee and I am not some girl who visits hotels.
350、We’ll be together, here, when you finish your work.
353、You’re in my office.
354、Tell me what Tizard and this weatherman are up to.
355、Tell me. – They’re researching a project.
356、That much I know. – These are my private papers.
357、What exactly is the project?
358、Rowe! What is the project?
359、It’s weather related hocus-pocus. All very dull.
360、Are your loyalties with me or with Henry Tizard?
361、Are we not all on the same side, Professor?
363、SINGING Oh, I do like to walk along the prom prom prom
364、where the brass band play tiddly-om-pom-pom.
365、Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside
366、I’ll be beside myself with glee
367、and there’s lots of girls beside that I’d like to be besides
368、beside the seaside, beside the sea.
369、This can’t be it.
370、I’ve stayed in worse.
371、I’ve lived in worse.
372、No. This can’t be it.
373、Alright, lads, are we all ready?
374、Oh, come on! – Gently.
375、We’ve got to get the pulses strong enough to detect further away.
376、We need more power.
377、We need our pulses to go further. Pass us that, will you?
378、Equalise the power.
379、Keep your fingers crossed.
380、We’re picking something up.
381、Our new transmitter is working!
382、I wouldn’t call it new.
383、Our ‘cobbled together with bits of string’ transmitter.
384、But it works!
386、And we’re detecting a plane out there, right?
387、Estimated at a mile away.
388、A mile away, Mr Rowe!
389、I assume you know this is not good enough?
390、Yes, it works, well done.
391、Now, let’s pretend you’ve located an enemy bomber.
393、And let’s also pretend it’s headed in our direction.
394、A modern bomber flying at two hundred miles an
395、hour would cover the distance of a mile in…
396、what… twenty seconds?
397、You really think that is enough time to pass on the information
398、and get our pilots airborne?
402、I caught the train, thought I’d surprise you.
404、I struggled to find a little music on the wireless with all the talk of Germany…
406、It’s a nice little place, isn’t it?
408、Yes, it is.
409、Can you help me with this?
411、Your nephew’s called round almost every clay hoping you’d be back.
412、He’s really missing you.
413、As am I.
414、S’why I had to come here.
415、To see you.
416、To be with you.
417、That’s got it.
418、I’ll just pop this away and then we can spend some time together…
420、After I have done this…
421、Look, why don’t you go downstairs and order a spot of dinner…
422、What about you?
423、You can order for me.
424、You know what I like.
425、And, er… I’ll be with you the moment I’ve finished.
426、And then… – Yes.
427、They’re sending some supper up for you.
429、So am I.
430、This is the future.
431、Soup warmed with a high-powered transmitter.
432、Can I have your attention, please?
434、Now, we have shown we can detect a plane when it is flying right overhead.
435、But we need to go much further.
436、How do we do this?
437、It’s obvious we have to go back to the drawing board…
438、This is the drawing board… The first obstacle will be power.
439、We need more power to transmit our pulses.
440、And more power allows us to reach a higher frequency
441、higher frequency improves accuracy.
442、To increase frequency and get the range we need
443、we need to increase power.
444、It’s like inventing a chicken and an egg at the same time.
445、But if we solve one the other will fall into place!
446、So concentrate on cracking power.
447、We’ll need better valves. – We haven’t got better valves.
448、But the ones we got aren’t up to it, they keep blowing.
449、You don’t have to put your hand up, Higgy. You just…
450、Sorry. The equipment, if you don’t mind me saying, sir…
451、it’s stuff left over from the Stone Age. I think we’re going to struggle, that’s all.
452、We should have been in the navy. They’re awash with cash, that lot.
453、Boatloads of equipment that they’ll never use!
454、Well, I’m sorry we haven’t got the funding we need
455、but if we show that this can work then that will change.
456、We can’t show that it’ll work without the better equipment.
457、Chicken and egg.
458、We have to be canny and clever.
459、It’s up to us to prove that this can work. No one else can.
460、So, I’ve got faith in you.
461、And if we work together, as a team, we will do this!
462、Crack power and let’s make the invisible viisible.
463、I’ve got a bad feeling about this.
464、Couldn’t we have just asked them for the equipment?
466、Excuse me, we hear you have some much larger
467、valves in your stores than we’ve got.
468、Please could we have some?
469、We’d have to fill requests in triplicate, have them signed, countersigned…
470、We’d all be dead by the time they approved it.
471、If they approved it.
472、Why have I got to do all the talking?
473、Nobody would believe a Welshy! – Or a Yorkie.
474、Yorkshire men are reliable, unlike the Welsh.
475、Ridiculous. – We pronounce it ‘ridiculous’.
476、I’m gonna belt you after this.
477、Evening. – Pass.
478、The ministry have contacted you four times in the last week without acknowledgement…
479、We don’t need a pass. – No, what we need…
480、No entry without a pass.
481、FAUX POSH We’re here under direct orders from the Ministry
482、to find listening equipment planted by the German agents.
483、Stand in our way and I’ll have you arrested for treason, understood?
485、What’s the paperwork?
486、Just some old radio transmitter technical plans.
488、This stuff is amazing!
489、We’re not out of the woods yet.
490、Er, this paperwork…
491、Ah, yes… Thank you. – Err…
492、Ssh… Don’t! Just don’t!
494、I think so.
498、Better valves. More power.
499、New valves. – New valves?
500、Aye, new valves that arrived this morning.
502、From friends… in the navy.
503、The navy sent us these?
504、Well, they didn’t really ‘send’ them.
506、We had to pick them up.
507、Hey! We’re building up to 350 kilowatts of peak power!
508、I wouldn’t celebrate just yet.
509、Even with more efficient valves, we’re not getting the power output…
510、Have you not got it yet?
511、Have you not realised what’s at stake here?
512、Tizard and the committee are coming at the end of the week
513、and we have to show progress…
514、Hey… We’re flogging our guts out here.
515、It looks like it! – All day, everyday.
516、On something that’ll probably never work anyway!
517、If that’s what you think, you may as well go.
518、I mean it – go. Go on! That applies to all of you!
521、You’re happy to talk aren’t you, but not as happy to listen!
522、That bunch of men back there are working til they drop.
523、D’you… – No!
524、You don’t get to speak here, you’ve done enough talking – you listen!
525、You said we were working together and we are – you’re not!
526、We are, we’re not ‘your’ team, you’re part of it!
527、And it’s high time you rolled up your sleeves and mucked in, instead of…
528、You think I’m not working?
529、You think I’m not rolling up my sleeves and getting to work. I am!
530、Yeah, from upstairs maybe.
531、Behind closed doors, away from the shop floor!
532、I’m dealing with everything else!
533、The ministry, Tizard, Rowe…
534、All this strife, they’re trying to get me to
535、magic a giant rabbit out of a tiny wee hat!
536、They are going to come down here, the ministry, and ask what is going on
537、and what progress we’re making. I am going mad with it
538、and I can’t tell Margaret or anyone
539、because I am supposed to be in charge and know what I’m doing!
540、Talk to me. Talk to me, Rob. Look, we are all in the same boat.
541、You can’t do this on your own, you’re part of a team.
543、I’d like… to apologise to you,
545、And… I’m sorry.
547、What is that game called?
550、Jesus! He couldn’t catch a cold, that one.
551、Here y’are, Rob!
552、SINGING Feed me now and ever more!
553、You trying to take my head off? – If I wanted to I would have done!
558、Come on, Taffy! Back to the Valleys!
561、I’m going to bloody kill you!
562、I’m going to bloody kill you!
564、Taff… Calm down.
565、Where are you gonna go?
566、We should start a sweep.
568、Pace yourself, Taff!
569、Are you alright there, Taff?
570、What’s he doing?
574、Our transmitter’s five thousand volts, yeah?
575、It produces 350kw of peak power.
577、I have never understood cricket.
578、We can’t exceed that. – Blows the valves.
579、Cos its constantly running. It’s in constant use!
580、But… if we do quick bursts
581、like sprinting… – Recover.
582、Sprint… – Recover.
583、The valves have time to recover… Don’t they?
585、Let’s get to it!
586、The PM will never spend enough to catch up.
587、We have to invest all our resources in building a death ray
588、and take the fight to them.
589、That’s not going to happen while Tizard’s radio-locator is being considered.
590、We may be able to push for our own defence committee.
593、Will Baldwin listen to you?
595、He certainly will
596、when you tell him what Tizard’s merry band of Weathermen are actually doing.
597、I have a man on the inside, Winston. One of the weatherman’s team.
599、No, he simply reports back what developments they have made.
601、Precious few, Winston.
602、I’ll call Baldwin.
603、And you keep talking to your mole.
604、Aargh! Bell’s secret recipe.
605、I call it Problem Solver. It sparks the mind, you see.
606、Ooh, it is strong, that!
607、It’s got to be strong, to keep the chill off.
608、You could just wear normal clothes like me.
609、Take it off him.
610、No more for you!
612、SINGING Row row row your boat…
614、SINGING Gently down the stream! – Ssh!
615、Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily…
616、Mr Rowe, what are you doing here? – … life is but a dream.
617、I’ve been sent to ensure that everything will be in place for the demonstration.
618、What, may I ask, are you celebrating?
619、Life! – Er, progress Mr Rowe, progress!
620、You’ve built the thing and it works?
621、Er, not exactly…
622、But we’re well on our way.
623、Oh yes! – Any minute now!
624、And the power. We’ve, erm, solved the power.
625、Although we’ve still got range to deal with.
626、So there’s no improvement in how far you can send your pulses?
627、There’s quite a large team coming up from Whitehall
628、who need convincing of the worthiness of the radio locator.
629、If they don’t have proof it works they will pull the plug.
630、I think we should call it a night.
631、Agreed. – Gentlemen, good night.
632、Taff! – Come on, big boy.
633、You cannot let this Whitehall… – Here you go Rob.
634、I don’t want it.
635、You cannot allow the Whitehall lot to see this backstage nonsense
636、the strings, the smoke and mirrors.
637、They need to be dazzled with magic.
641、Robert. It’s me.
643、Oh… are you in the middle of something?
644、Yes, erm… Is everything alright?
645、Yes, sorry. I won’t keep you, I just wanted to talk to you about the weekend.
647、You are still planning on coming home? Aren’t you?
648、I’m sorry, Mag. I can’t.
650、Would you like me to come to the hotel?
651、Look, I’m really tied up with work…
652、I don’t think it’s… erm…
653、I have got some very important people coming down
654、to see a demonstration of something I cannot do.
655、What should I do, Mags?
656、Look to the sky.
657、Isn’t that what you always do, when you’re struggling…
658、Look to the sky, Robert.
659、I’d better go.
663、I love you.
665、It’s a layer of the earth’s atmosphere – a band of charged electrons, and…
666、Yes, I know what it is. – Oh.
667、Well, I named it, you know.
668、Yes, yes – what about it? – Well, we’re going to use it.
669、Ok, imagine… Excuse me.
670、Imagine this is the ionosphere…
671、Right? And… Can you hold that?
672、And my head is the earth.
673、So instead of sending pulses from the earth
674、that go up and across the earth
675、We’re sending pulses up from the earth and bouncing them off the ionosphere
676、back to earth, ionosphere, earth, ionosphere…
677、Bouncing makes our pulses go further.
678、Like skimming stones across water, or water with a ceiling.
679、A swimming pool. A swimming pool with a low ceiling.
680、Or throwing a bottle across wet grass, or a ping-pong ball…
681、Anyway, that, in a nutshell, is what we’re planning to do today.
682、Send a pulse up to the ionosphere?
683、We did it yesterday. We bounced it off the ionosphere sixty miles!
684、Sixty miles – can you imagine that?
685、And your pulse hit something? You detected aircraft?
686、Not exactly, no.
688、At all. – Right.
689、But there may not have been anything in the air
690、on that particular frequency at a particular time.
691、Don’t worry, I’ve arranged for an aeroplane to be flying through our net today
692、so fingers crossed this works.
694、Here you go.
696、Apologies for the condition of this hut.
697、Erm, we have built a new transmitter
698、which has given us increased power and efficiency
699、and also increases our potential of detecting aircraft from greater distances.
700、We’ve also used our extensive knowledge of weather systems
701、to send a radio pulse further than science could ever have imagined.
702、All of this on a shoestring budget.
704、Where’s the plane?
705、I don’t know…
706、Any of your Oxbridge chums know anything about weather systems?
708、But they do know how to mix a decent martini.
709、This bunch of barbarians think a martini is a Greek Island.
710、Funding. Always a tricky thing.
711、I understand the pressures but its chicken…
712、Chicken and egg.
713、If we want more eggs, we need more chickens.
714、Which is funding.
715、It’s better not talking about the chickens and the eggs.
716、So, this is quite a thing. Erm…
717、Just do something.
718、You do something!
721、Ah… Ah! Can you see this?
722、If I could just listen there. Thank you, Higgy…
723、That is a bounce.
724、Yes, that… that is a bounce.
725、Thank you. That is a bounce!
726、We are detecting a bounce of our pulse
727、that is bouncing of the ionosphere and across the earth!
728、How many miles is that?
729、Er… Sixty miles…
730、Sixty miles. Sixty miles!
731、If that was an enemy aircraft, that would give us about a 20-minute warning!
732、So, there, as you can see…
733、Help me out, lads!
734、Er, this is astonishing!
736、Do… Yes… Absolutely…
737、Higgy, punch it up on the oscilloscope will you?
738、- Come for a closer look.
739、’Punch it up?’
740、It’s not the most attractive of set-ups
741、but there is a lot of substance, a lot of sophistication.
744、They all seemed suitably impressed with your theatrics.
745、So we’ll get the money?
746、Getting money for this project was hard enough when MacDonald was Prime Minister.
747、And now Baldwin’s PM…?
748、What’s going on, Henry?
749、I mean, something’s going on, otherwise we wouldn’t be having this conversation.
750、Churchill’s clawing his way in from the back benches.
751、He’s persuaded the PM to let him chair a new research group
752、and has installed his main advisor – Professor Lindemann –
753、on a sub-committee, above us.
754、Lindemann wants to direct our funding to build a strike force to hit Germany.
755、It’s early days for Churchill and Lindemann but they’re waiting…
756、The slightest of hiccups, they’ll seize on it and shut us down.
760、The Air Ministry were impressed?
761、Well, it would appear that Watson-Watt has a cunning streak of his own…
762、Yes, thank you.
763、Keep me informed of any further developments.
765、Yesterday wasn’t a success.
766、We proved we can bounce a signal over long distances
767、but we failed to detect an aeroplane flying right over our heads.
770、Not a chance.
771、Range and target? – We’ve got something now!
773、Aircraft. – Why couldn’t we see this yesterday?
774、The equipment’s not good enough.
775、It’s the same as it was yesterday.
776、But now it’s working.
777、Thank you. Thank you very much.
778、The Air Station has confirmed our blip is one of their aircraft…
779、We’ve got a moving target and it was seventeen miles away!
780、And we could tell where it’s going and how fast!
781、We’ve gotta celebrate!
782、Before we get too carried away with our success
783、we have to get this working all the time, every time.
784、Whenever the Germans fly their aeroplanes through our pulses.
785、That’s the problem, right there, isn’t it?
786、Our pulse works in a range of seventeen miles
787、but we’ve got thousands of miles of coastline, not just seventeen.
788、One station can’t protect the entire country.
789、Are you alright? You look awful.
790、We’re ready for you.
791、The Nazis have passed a law for ‘the protection of German blood’.
792、It is the act of a megalomaniac!
793、A man who will wage war
794、and systematically destroy everyone and everything in his path.
795、They are churning out planes day and night, whilst you lot…
796、are sat with your thumbs up your arses building a castle in the bloody sky!
797、That may or may not work.
798、And now, you tell us that one castle is not enough.
799、I’ve been entrusted with overseeing your operation.
800、It is my neck on the block here.
801、You’ve had money to develop this thing
802、and now you would like a lot more money
803、to build a lot more things that may or may not work.
804、You wouldn’t try to protect our entire country with just one castle, would you?
806、Our enemies would side-step it, they would go around it.
807、So what I am proposing, if I may…
808、are a series of castles
809、twenty miles apart, stretched out along the coastline.
811、each castle sends out a fishing line
812、which individually is not that effective
813、but together it is like casting a net
814、all working together as a group to identify enemy aircraft
815、pin-pointing where they are and where they’re heading.
816、This gives us time.
817、Time to prepare our men, deploy our planes and build our defence.
818、I suggest we abandon this project and channel our resources into attack.
819、We must build more bombers.
820、We’ll never match the Luftwaffe in terms of numbers!
821、I think we are all agreed our resources are limited.
822、So limited, in fact, that some of your men took it upon themselves
823、to steal equipment from a naval base.
824、Or were they just following your orders?
825、I know nothing about that.
826、Of course not.
827、I believe that we should use our limited funds on defence.
828、Attack is the best form of defence!
829、People will die. – That’s what happens in war!
831、You can’t reasonably think to wage a war where no one dies, Henry!
832、Given… recent history
833、and what each and every one of us here in this room have witnessed
834、what would be so wrong in trying?
835、We are already building as many more new planes
836、as the government will stomach.
837、We can try to build a few more still.
838、Or… we build this.
839、If this thing works
840、the planes we do have will become much more effective.
841、It will give us a huge advantage over the Germans.
842、A crucial advantage.
843、But what if it doesn’t?
844、For the time being
845、we will invest our money, our faith and our prayers
846、in your castles in the sky.
848、Go and see if you can get the bloody thing to work.
849、Lindemann knew about the navy equipment.
851、I don’t know…
852、Careful with that, lads.
853、This is a step up…
854、Gentlemen, welcome to Bawdsey Manor!
855、We’re starting again?
856、We have a whole new set of challenges.
857、We need to develop five stations.
858、A chain of stations stretching from here all the way down to Sussex
859、covering the approach to London.
860、Five stations? – To begin with.
861、But we haven’t got one working consistently.
862、You know that one is not enough. – But it won’t work!
863、Not unless all of the stations are in sync
864、communicating with each other, sending out the same pulses.
866、No. We’re not ready for all that! – We’ve got to be.
867、People are depending on us – not just Ministry people.
868、Our people. I mean our loved ones…
869、Hitler is creating a force that will vastly outnumber ours…
870、If Britain is ever attacked
871、our system may be the only chance of levelling the playing field.
872、This is real.
873、I mean this is very real.
874、And we few in this room may be the only people in the country
875、who can do something about this.
877、You gotta put scale up there.
878、And range. You think you’ve solved range but you haven’t.
879、And what happens if the aircraft flies perpendicular to our pulses?
880、What if there is a formation of small planes?
881、How do we identify the target if we have spikey noise returns on the display?
883、The first round is on me but that’s your lot.
884、I wasn’t going to ask you that.
885、Just after you left, your wife called.
886、She said to wish you a happy anniversary.
888、by force, in such a way as to threaten British Independence…
890、It’s going well!
891、Wahey, Taff! – You know what you have to do!
892、Come on, Taff! Here we go, come on!
893、Fellas… Keep it down!
894、The distribution of gas masks began tonight in all areas.
895、The Home Office, in announcing this…
896、Where’s Rob? – He’s in the doghouse.
897、His wife called, he missed their anniversary.
899、Did you make it up to Margaret?
900、I don’t know where she is.
901、I should be there, at home, not here.
902、This is a waste of time.
903、Not for them, it’s not.
904、Their first night out in weeks, a couple of pints…
905、Not this here, tonight, all of it.
906、Rowe was right.
907、They should have professors tasked to do this, not us.
908、I should be at home with Margaret
909、eating dinner, listening to the wireless, going to bed…
910、Waiting for the bombs to drop? – We can’t do this!
911、People will die because of us and our bloody-minded pride
912、and our ineptitude and our stupidity!
913、This will not work!
914、Don’t say this won’t work!
915、You are not allowed to give up!
916、We are – you’re not!
917、Something will shift, something will happen and we’ll get our answers.
918、Don’t you ever give up.
919、We just don’t have time.
920、It’s like trying to catch a shoal of fish with one line.
921、We need a net, a big net.
923、And that way we will solve range.
924、That will solve range.
925、We need to cover every inch of coastline.
926、Am I building two for now?
928、If we can make two work.
929、Five will be easy?
932、You are bloody annoying, you know!
933、Margaret always says that.
935、Something shifts. Something happens.
936、They’ve come to see five stations working together.
937、And we only have two… – They don’t know that.
939、You think this will work? – I hope so, sir.
940、All five stations?
941、There are five? Correct?
942、We will show you how two stations communicating together
943、can detect planes at greater distances.
944、The planes for today’s demonstration are already in the air.
945、Due to the obvious time constraints, gentlemen
946、we have decided to go for quality rather than quantity.
947、All our energies are being thrown into showing and demonstrating
948、the capabilities of this particular station,
949、linked to a second station just along the coast.
950、So I think the time is just about right.
951、Our two stations are now sending out pulses across the coast, like so…
952、And waiting for an echo back from something out there.
953、Something out there…
954、A formation of aircraft are right now just turning towards us
955、and heading back in our direction.
956、They will be called the invading force – bombers, gentlemen!
957、Which we shall detect, heading our way
958、ready to drop their deadly cargo upon our heads…
959、Just waiting here…
960、The invading force should be due any minute.
962、Red leader, in position.
963、We’ve got ’em. – We’ve already heard them.
964、With our ears.
965、The ‘invading Force’ have dropped their deadly cargo.
966、We are all dead.
967、As you can see, gentlemen
968、we’re having a slight technical issue with our first demonstration.
969、So if you’d like to avail yourselves of the light refreshments we’ve laid on
970、and we’ll commence with the second demonstration in forty-five minutes.
973、I couldn’t leave you hanging there, I had to say something.
974、We’re going to fail twice?
975、I’ve got a plan.
976、I’ve had concerns for some time about this radio locator.
977、Yes of course, of course, there are benefits
978、if it is proven to work
979、but as we’ve just seen…
980、We didn’t have time to test our beautiful new receiver
981、I don’t think it works.
982、What are you doing?
984、Shouldn’t take long.
985、Will it work? – Honest answer?
986、How is it that Lindemann is up to speed on everything we do?
987、He asked about the five stations, straight away, the moment he arrived.
988、Lindemann has been up to speed on every problem we have ever had.
989、And why is it that the first person to point
990、out the flaws in whatever we are doing…
992、It’s like he’s looking for problems.
993、Do us a favour will you, lad?
994、Go fetch a roll of cable. Might as well wire up the new one just in case.
995、Covering all bases? – Aye.
998、That you’ve been spying on us.
999、I don’t know what you’re talking about.
1001、They will hang you.
1002、Lindemann said nothing would happen!
1003、He said I had to do it
1004、that the safety of the nation depended on it!
1005、You compromised the safety of the nation!
1006、Rob. They’re only in there.
1007、I trusted you!
1008、I want this to work as much as you.
1009、No, you don’t!
1010、You go on about the problems, how it’s not going to work –
1011、And if I hadn’t we might not have found the faults with it until it was too late!
1012、I want to help you build it, Rob!
1013、You report everything back to Lindemann!
1014、You promised the impossible.
1015、Did you really think they’d just leave you to get on with it?
1016、What is going on? We can all hear a row.
1017、Did you put a spy in my camp?
1019、Is this just Lindemann or are you in on it too?
1020、I have no idea what you’re talking about.
1021、How much longer do you expect the Air Chief Marshall to wait?
1022、I’m sorry, sir.
1023、We’ll be with you in just a moment.
1025、Let us make this thing work!
1027、Your time is over.
1030、I am in favour of anything that helps us win this war.
1031、Your failure helps no one.
1032、If you’ll excuse us, gentlemen
1033、it’s time we were heading back to London.
1034、We’ve got a trace. – Clear signal on visual display.
1035、What range? How far away are the aircraft?
1036、Sixty three miles!
1039、We can see them, sixty three miles away.
1040、Our sister base have confirmed the sighting…
1041、five aircraft sixty three miles out, heading in our direction.
1042、That gives us twenty one minutes to scramble our aircraft and intercept!
1043、Gentlemen – we have a castle in the sky.
1044、Air Chief Marshall!
1045、You must be very pleased?
1046、I am indeed. Overwhelmed.
1047、Thank you, Swingate, track 165. Five aircraft heading north.
1049、Track 165. Range fifty eight miles and closing.
1051、We are rather pleased your radio-locator is working.
1052、Despite your efforts gathering information against us?
1053、Your mole, Higgy?
1054、We don’t need him anymore.
1055、Neither do I. He’s quite dispensable.
1056、Our radio locator is imperfect, as you know.
1057、It’s range is limited and unreliable
1058、and the system’s not yet proven at low altitude.
1059、We’re working on that.
1060、Germany is building new aeroplanes –
1061、smaller, lighter aircraft that can fly lower.
1062、They might just get under your net.
1063、You have to prepare for such eventualities.
1064、If you don’t feel quite up to it, we can call in the right people.
1065、There’s no shame in handing it over.
1066、For the good of the country.
1067、You’ve done your bit, Robert.
1068、Have a think.
1070、We have to develop equipment that can detect aircraft at lower altitudes.
1071、Equipment that’s smaller – small enough to be mobile.
1072、You’ve seen what we’re working with – it’s the size of a kitchen.
1073、We have to shrink it, there’s no other way.
1074、We can’t shrink it! Just look at the size of the valves we’re using!
1075、We’ll have to build smaller valves.
1077、I don’t know yet.
1079、Hello? – Robert.
1080、Is everything alright?
1081、Everything’s fine… yes…
1082、I’m calling because I’m alone, listening to the wireless
1083、and Al Bowlly just came on
1084、and the you not being here-ness just hit me like a wave.
1085、I’m listening to it.
1086、You can hear it too?
1087、Yes, my darling.
1088、Dance with me.
1089、Dance with you?
1090、Yes, it’ll feel like we’re together again.
1091、Come on, close your eyes and imagine.
1092、You’re a magician aren’t you?
1093、Make the invisible visible?
1094、I remember dancing like this with you once.
1096、All of them around us in a circle.
1097、All of them there yet none of them there, just you and me…
1098、I need you to hold me, Robert.
1099、I need you with me.
1102、When all of this is over, when all your work is done.
1103、Come home, Robert.
1104、Yes, I promise Mags.
1105、WIRELESS The BBC will soon be broadcasting…
1106、The world’s first high-definition television service.
1107、Their dual-system service…
1108、EMI’s new high frequency 405-line television system
1109、and Baird’s new 240-lined standard
1110、will be transmitting directly from London’s Alexandra Palace
1111、to your business and your customers.
1113、Oxford 143 please.
1114、Yes? – Professor…
1115、I need your help.
1117、What is this about?
1118、I don’t know.
1120、Now, last night…
1121、I was thinking of walking away
1122、handing the whole project over to Lindemann and just going home.
1123、And then I heard on the wireless an advertisement
1124、for these very expensive, but wondrous televisions.
1126、they have engineered for television very small valves.
1127、Smaller valves means smaller equipment
1128、and they have also been designed for a higher frequency on a shorter wavelength
1129、which means we’ll be able to stop planes flying underneath our net!
1130、Take a look!
1131、Don’t drop it!
1132、60MHz… – Right, ok.
1133、That’s a 100MHZ. – Hold, hold…
1135、We are now transmitting at a frequency of 200MHz!
1136、Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes!
1138、To begin with.
1139、We’d best get started then.
1140、I want to go home.
1141、Not yet, Rob… Not yet.
1142、NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN I have to tell you now
1143、that no such undertaking has been received.
1144、And that, consequently, this country is at war with Germany.
1149、Robert WW’s arrived, this is a restricted area.
1150、It is our show now, get rid of him, please.
1151、You’re still here?
1152、Your work here is finished now, Robert.
1153、You’re free to go.
1154、Yes, thank you, but I’d just like to see the system works.
1155、Ah! My pen, isn’t it?
1156、Now, if you wouldn’t mind…
1157、No. I do have to see if the system actually works!
1158、And I need you to leave.
1159、German bomber group, 85 miles out. South-southwest. Track 167 WN8554.
1160、Go ahead, Swingate… – Roger…
1161、Swingate have detected a group of aircraft approaching the channel.
1162、Track 167 are German.
1163、Track 167 WN8554. – That is them, RAF Debden.
1164、Scramble fighters to intercept.
1165、Debden, Ops calling… Red section, blue section scramble east.
1166、New track WN1562.
1167、6 Hurricanes heading east and climbing.
1168、Branscombe calling Filter Operations.
1169、Go ahead, Branscombe. – Roger. Track 167.
1170、Branscombe have detected aircraft.
1171、Make 167 a German bomber, scramble fighters to intercept.
1172、Darsham have picked up aircraft.
1173、Leaving the French coast. My new track is 171.
1174、Red section. Blue section. Enemy bombers heading towards Lowestoft.
1175、Red leader. Maintain angels 18.
1176、Your target 15 plus now at one o’clock. And slightly below.
1177、Red leader to red and blue section. Bandits, one o’clock. Low, coming in fast.