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Series cast summary:
...  Flt. Lt. Simon Carter 26 episodes, 1972-1974
...  Capt. Tim Downing 25 episodes, 1972-1974
Paul Chapman ...  Capt. George Brent 24 episodes, 1972-1974
...  Lt. Col. John Preston 23 episodes, 1972-1974
...  Kommandant 23 episodes, 1972-1974
...  Hauptmann Franz Ulmann 23 episodes, 1972-1974
...  Lt. Dick Player 17 episodes, 1972-1974
...  Flt. Lt. Phil Carrington / ... 14 episodes, 1972-1974
...  Capt. Pat Grant 14 episodes, 1972-1973
...  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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La fuga de Colditz  »

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We never got it !. At least, I never saw it.
26 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

One reviewer mentions Colditz as being shown on History Channel. Oops, missed it. Anyway, I recall in the early 1970s(?), Robert Wagner discussing this series on the Tonight Show, and, others of the ilk. I'm guessing that he, and others, assumed this would be picked up by US television. It was the dawning of the age of the mini-series, and, other Brit produced shows had done well. Especially on PBS. Never happened, and, apparently no DVD release either. Will this go down in tele-history as one of the great series that never was ? Earlier flick The Colditz Story is great. One wonders what the producers did with more than two hours to fill.


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