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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 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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UK

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English | German

Release Date:

19 October 1972 (UK) See more »

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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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Strange psychological drama
1 July 2002 | by noseyqSee 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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