Colditz (1972–1974)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Flt. Lt. Simon Carter (26 episodes, 1972-1974)
Richard Heffer ...
 Capt. Tim Downing (25 episodes, 1972-1974)
Paul Chapman ...
 Capt. George Brent (24 episodes, 1972-1974)
Jack Hedley ...
 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)
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 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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19 October 1972 (UK)  »

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Not on par with the B&W Movie
1 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just finished a marathon of this series, and it became agonising to watch as it progressed. From the fictionalising of the historical elements, to O'Herlihy's awful accent in later episodes, the show just slumps the further it goes. If you are looking for some low quality production generalised WW2 fluff, then I could recommend season 1, but avoid anything after that, it degenerates into being one step from a soap opera, with increasingly worse story lines and sensibility.

The old B&W film is by far the best of any form of entertainment with the Colditz name attached to it, and even that is not what one could hope for.


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