Award winning performer, Ruth Mitchell, looks at the mystery of a solitary woman who listened in to German Secret Service radio during WW2.
Recruited by the British Secret Services Olive Myler worked throughout the war as a Voluntary Interceptor. Up to 1,500 VI’s worked in isolation recording encrypted messages, decoded at Bletchley Park. These secret listeners made a vital contribution to the war, even today the role of VI’s remains almost hidden.
Through fact and anecdote, The Secret Listener, weaves together Olive’s unique story and Ruth’s family history. Covering over half a century, the show visits three countries, revealing two unique stories connected by an old violin.