The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »
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1981  
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Series cast summary:
Michael Elphick ...  Private Gerhard Schulz 6 episodes, 1981
Ian Richardson ...  Major Neuheim / ... 6 episodes, 1981
Cyril Shaps ...  Solly 5 episodes, 1981
Billie Whitelaw ...  Bertha Freyer 4 episodes, 1981
Terence Suffolk Terence Suffolk ...  Willy Schumacher 4 episodes, 1981
Walter Sparrow ...  Becker 4 episodes, 1981
Alla Sharova Alla Sharova ...  Violinist 4 episodes, 1981
Clive Merrison ...  Radio Announcer / ... 3 episodes, 1981
David Swift ...  Professor Bodelschwingh 2 episodes, 1981
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ...  Krauss 2 episodes, 1981
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ...  Bus Conductor 2 episodes, 1981
Mark Wingett ...  Walter Schmidt 2 episodes, 1981
Trevor T. Smith Trevor T. Smith ...  Captain Ohm 2 episodes, 1981
Darlene Johnson Darlene Johnson ...  Kitty 2 episodes, 1981
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang of unwilling volunteers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | War

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UK | Australia

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English

Release Date:

6 May 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Salainen sotamies See more »

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Runtime:

(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[About the German plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes]
Major Neuheim: This could revolutionize the whole concept of war finance. It could become possible to fight a war entirely at the expense of the enemy.
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Please release this on DVD!!!
8 May 2005 | by bobby-farmerSee all my reviews

One of the best comedy series of all time.

Have been awaiting a DVD/video release for years, or a re-showing on TV.

Today is the 60th anniversary of VE day. WWII was one of the most horrible things to ever have happened on our planet; saying that Private Schultz is repulsive is akin to deriding Kelly's Heros, Hogan's Heros or the Germans episode of Fawlty Towers - and misses the point completely.

There's a big difference between making sick, cheap jokes about such events, and ultra-high quality comedy drama like these pieces.

I cannot wait to revel in it's pleasures once more. Surely 2005 will see a DVD release.


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