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 ... See full summary »
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1974   1973   1972  
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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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world war two | prison | See All (2) »

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Drama | History | War

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Trivia

Due to the high production costs of the series, the BBC pre-sold the series to "Universal TV" in the US, making it one of the BBC's first co-productions with another broadcaster. See more »

Goofs

All of the prisoners are seen dressed in impeccable uniforms, from uniform caps with insignia down to highly polished boots. The shirts and pants are clean and pressed, and the senior officers even have ties. None of these would have been carried into battle, and even if they had been, would surely have shown signs of wear after years in prison camps. In reality the prisoners had to make due with whatever they could gather together, certainly not the high quality uniforms featured in the series. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Colditz Story (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

The Colditz March
(uncredited)
Composed by Robert Farnon
[series theme tune]
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Brilliant T.V. Series
26 January 2007 | by Gary-1033See all my reviews

I watched this on T.V. as a Kid, IN PARTICULAR i liked the character played by Bernard Hepton as the commandant and can remember as if it was yesterday this unique part, right down to the frequent clearing of the throat and his general manner, i can never recall missing an episode and used to look forward to it being screened every week, needless to say i was very disappointed when the Series came to an end and would love to own the whole series, Anyone out there know if this was ever released on Video or D.V.D. and if so where it can be obtained OR WHEN IT MAY BE RE-SCREENED IN THE FUTURE ?

Please let me know if any one notices it popping up on the History Channel again in the future, Gary@ichthus88.force9.co.uk, Thanks in advance Cheers - Gary


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(28 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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