During World War 1 major Errol Phipps is determined to escape from Stalag Luft 112B but his attempts all fail. However all the other prisoners and the guards succeed, leaving him alone in ...
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During World War 1 major Errol Phipps is determined to escape from Stalag Luft 112B but his attempts all fail. However all the other prisoners and the guards succeed, leaving him alone in the camp to make elaborate plans - including a tunnel system so extensive it becomes the Munich Underground. He is so obsessed with his escape plans he fails to realise that the war has ended and dies a disappointed man. He does however manage to escape from his grave after he has been buried though.Written by
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A parody of The Great Escape as Michael Palin plays Major Phipps, a serial escaper from POW camps in World War One. Phipps tried to escape 200 times while he was still in England.
Now he has been sent to the notorious Stalag Luft 112 B which even has a waiting list. Phipps is shocked to find out that the British officers are reluctant to escape but he carries on alone, building a glider made from toilet rolls. Only to find out all the British officers have escaped without telling him. Later the German guards escape leaving Phipps on his own.
It is an absurd parody, good fun and Roy Kinnear always brings a smile as the German guard infuriated by the British officers.
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