Colditz (1972–1974)
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Ace in the Hole 

"Ace in the Hole" is an episode of Colditz starring Jeremy Kemp, David McCallum, and Jack Hedley. Tony Shaw, a much decorated fighter pilot, is captured and brought to Colditz. To the disappointment of the escape committee he has no interest in joining them, rather renewing his pre-war ... See full summary »

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(autobiographical book "Colditz"), (film "The Colditz Story") | 3 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
... Sq. Ldr. Tony Shaw
... Flt. Lt. Simon Carter
... Lt. Col. John Preston
... Kommandant
... Major Horst Mohn
... Capt. Tim Downing
Paul Chapman ... Capt. George Brent
... Hauptmann Franz Ulmann
... Capt. James Porteous
David Allister ... Capt. George Holland
Philip Marchant ... Harry
Len Lowe ... Corp. Hopkins
Desmond Jones ... German Lieut.
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Tony Shaw, a much decorated fighter pilot, is captured and brought to Colditz. To the disappointment of the escape committee he has no interest in joining them, rather renewing his pre-war job as a teacher and taking part in education classes with librarian Porteous. However, when he discovers a locked room in the attic he concocts a plan to build his own glider and fly out of the castle. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History | War

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11 February 1974 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Seemingly taking place in 1944, this episode reveals that there have been 20 successful escapes from Colditz: 8 by the Dutch, 7 by the British, with 4 Frenchmen and a Pole making up the remainder. See more »

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