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Cast

Series cast summary:
David McCallum ...  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
Christopher Neame ...  Lt. Dick Player 17 episodes, 1972-1974
Robert Wagner ...  Flt. Lt. Phil Carrington / ... 14 episodes, 1972-1974
Edward Hardwicke ...  Capt. Pat Grant 14 episodes, 1972-1973
Anthony Valentine ...  Major Horst Mohn 11 episodes, 1974
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The prisoners in Colditz Castle make many attempts to escape captivity from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk in 1940 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. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 October 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La fuga de Colditz See more »

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Runtime:

(28 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The series takes place from May 1940 to April 1945. See more »

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Spoofed in The Two Ronnies: Episode #3.1 (1973) See more »

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"Ausweiss bitte!"
22 January 2000 | by I.KSee all my reviews

"Colditz" was shown here in Finland as a rerun in 1997-98. It was based on the books "Colditz and the Latter Days" by Pat Reid which tell the story of a group of Allied POWs who have been sent to the most heavily guarded prison camp in Germany.

The series was so good that I did not miss a single show of it, I also bought the books on Colditz written by Reinhold Eggers (known as Ullmann in the series) and Pat Reid.

The series show how the POWs had to live in Colditz, a few went insane some died while trying to escape and some made a succesful escape. The series is among the best when it comes to drama.


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