Colditz

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BBC (ended 1974)

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Colditz

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COLDITZ was a fact-based drama about life in a special prisoner camp for habitual escapers during World War II who were determined to fight their own war by constantly planning escapes and diverting military resources to pursue them. The show ran for 2 series and featured a first rate cast including Robert Wagner, David McCallum and Jack Hedley. COLDITZ was one of the first programmes to show the war from a German point of view as well as from a British / American viewpoint. The stereotypical Nazi shows up occasionally, but on the whole they are played sensitively and intelligently, especially Bernard Hepton as the Kommandant.
Anthony Valentine

Anthony Valentine

Major Horst Mohn - Series Two

Edward Hardwicke

Edward Hardwicke

Captain Pat Grant

David McCallum

David McCallum

Flt. Lt. Simon Carter

Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner

Lt. Phil Carrington

Bernard Hepton

Bernard Hepton

The Kommandant

Christopher Neame

Christopher Neame

Lt. Dick Player

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  • A TV drama of outstanding quality. It dealt with a complex situation in a sensitive way. It marked a turning point in war stories because it showed a side of things not previously portrayed.moreless

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    I enjoy watching this series repeatedly because of the powerful portrayal of the characters and situations. It wasn't historically accurate in detail but it used fact to create a drama that very much reflected the life and times of the people there both captors and captives.

    It dealt with some of the terrible dilemnas faced by the German captors as much as the prisoners which wasn't typical of war films up to that time.

    Some of the best actors on TV took part and the whole production created an atmosphere that seemed far more real than any typical production these days with all the advanced technology compared to 1972. I think it deserves to be rerun just to show how a drama should be made!moreless

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