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 Flt. Lt. Simon Carter (26 episodes, 1972-1974)
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 Capt. Tim Downing (25 episodes, 1972-1974)
Paul Chapman ...
 Capt. George Brent (24 episodes, 1972-1974)
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 Lt. Col. John Preston (23 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bernard Hepton ...
 Kommandant (23 episodes, 1972-1974)
Hans Meyer ...
 Hauptmann Franz Ulmann (23 episodes, 1972-1974)
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 Lt. Dick Player (17 episodes, 1972-1974)
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 Flt. Lt. Phil Carrington / ... (14 episodes, 1972-1974)
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 Capt. Pat Grant (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
Anthony Valentine ...
 Major Horst Mohn (11 episodes, 1974)
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle by the Americans in 1945. Colditz was a "special" camp, designed by the Nazis to hold high-risk and politically important prisoners. Many of the series' plots are based on real events. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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La fuga de Colditz  »

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Strange psychological drama
1 July 2002 | by (BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

This outstanding series is the kind of psychological drama at which the British excell. Set almost entirely within a reconstruction of the now-famous castle-fortress prisoner-of-war camp during WWII, there is little in the way of physical action. Instead we're treated to some of the best form of "mind games" and psychological manoeuvring and competition you can hope to see on TV, as the two sides constantly strive to get one over on the other. The Allied prisoners are determined not to be beaten mentally by their surroundings and look for every possible means of escape, while the Germans are always on their toes, looking for clues about possible break-outs and ways in which the Allied prisoners are trying to outsmart them. I couldn't tear myself away from the series when it first came out in Britain, and I was pleased to see how little it had aged when it was reshown on the History Channel a couple of years ago. Excellent acting and strong story lines make this a must-see for me. Out of 10, I'd rank it about 13.6!!


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