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Escape from Stalag Luft 112 B 

During World War 1 major Errol Phipps is determined to escape from Stalag Luft 112B but his attempts all fail. However all the other prisoners and the guards succeed, leaving him alone in ... See full summary »

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Vogel
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Colonel Harcourt Badger Owen
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Nicholson
David Griffin ...
Attenborough
Julian Hough ...
Biolek
David English ...
2nd Guard
Roland MacLeod ...
Dusty (as Roland Macleod)
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Sgt. Major Errol
Hugh Janes ...
Carter
Philip Graham ...
Ginger
James Charles ...
Walcott
Glen Cunningham ...
Bo Bo (as Glen Cunningham)
David Machin ...
Tosh
Ronald Fletcher ...
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During World War 1 major Errol Phipps is determined to escape from Stalag Luft 112B but his attempts all fail. However all the other prisoners and the guards succeed, leaving him alone in the camp to make elaborate plans - including a tunnel system so extensive it becomes the Munich Underground. He is so obsessed with his escape plans he fails to realise that the war has ended and dies a disappointed man. He does however manage to escape from his grave after he has been buried though. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Adventure | Comedy

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4 October 1977 (UK)  »

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Michael Palin's character is introduced at the start of the episode as Major Errol Phipps, however the gravestone at the end of the episode bears the inscription Major Edwin Phipps. See more »

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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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It's a Drum and Bass
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Music by Johnny Hawksworth
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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