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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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La fuga de Colditz  »

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I don't really remember this - but loved Secret Army
3 December 2004 | by (NYC, USA & Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Being a great fan of Secret Army, I am one of the many people who have bought up the recent DVD release ... and from what I understand ... the producers did Colditz before SA ... it won British Academy Awards and was extremely popular.

After the great success of the Secret Army DVD releases, isn't it time Colditz was released on DVD too? I would definitely buy it. What do you think guys?

There is just so much good stuff from the 1970's and 60's .... it was a classic period

The more people asking for some of it on DVD, the more likely we are to actually have it released.


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