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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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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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Runtime:

(28 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Won awards for Top BBC Series and Top TV Series at the 1973 Sun Awards. See more »

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Spoofed in The Benny Hill Show: Show 21 (1974) See more »

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I don't really remember this - but loved Secret Army
3 December 2004 | by aejmSee all my reviews

Being a great fan of Secret Army, I am one of the many people who have bought up the recent DVD release ... and from what I understand ... the producers did Colditz before SA ... it won British Academy Awards and was extremely popular.

After the great success of the Secret Army DVD releases, isn't it time Colditz was released on DVD too? I would definitely buy it. What do you think guys?

There is just so much good stuff from the 1970's and 60's .... it was a classic period

The more people asking for some of it on DVD, the more likely we are to actually have it released.


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