Flight Sergeant James Caddon is captured when his plane is shot down on a bombing raid. He is taken to the P.O.W. camp Stalag 39, where he discovers a daring escape is already being planned.
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James D'Arcy ...  Jim Caddon 6 episodes, 2003
Anatole Taubman ...  Kommandant Dreiber 6 episodes, 2003
Ewan Stewart ...  John Stevens 6 episodes, 2003
Shaun Dooley ...  Brown 6 episodes, 2003
Craig Heaney ...  Larry Boyd 6 episodes, 2003
Patrick Baladi ...  Captain Attercombe 6 episodes, 2003
Joe Absolom ...  Drew Pritchard 6 episodes, 2003
Sam Spruell ...  Wilkes 6 episodes, 2003
Marius Jampolskis Marius Jampolskis ...  POW #1 6 episodes, 2003
Amelia Curtis ...  Alice Dreiber 5 episodes, 2003
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Flight Sergeant James Caddon is captured when his plane is shot down on a bombing raid. He is taken to the P.O.W. camp Stalag 39, where he discovers a daring escape is already being planned.

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POW camp mini-series set in WWII
5 November 2005 | by ruxter1See all my reviews

P.O.W. centres around the escape attempts of several British officers in a Prisoner of War camp in Germany. The lead, Jim Caddon, is played by James D'Arcy (Master and Commander, Nicholas Nickleby) and the series starts off with his capture and subsequent transport to the camp. At first untrusted by the other officers, Jim eventually becomes good friends with a number of men and is brought into the folds of the escape committee.

Each episode is very neatly wrapped up at the end, with nothing being left unanswered. This helps if you happen to miss an episode, however it can be frustrating because when the episode finishes the men are usually right back where they were at the beginning of the episode.

Several episodes are based around fairly violent and emotional topics such as rape, murder and a man is even lit on fire(!), so this is definitely not one for the under 15s.

Fine acting and a brilliant script keep this series action-packed, and while its historical accuracy can be questioned, all in all it's a jolly good ride.

If you liked POW I recommend The Great Escape.


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UK

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English

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10 October 2003 (UK) See more »

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Lithuania

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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