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Season 1 Episode 5

Maximum Security

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Nov 16, 1972 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Maximum Security

A new security officer arrives at Colditz to prepare a conference of German officers who will decide the fate of the prisoner of war camp. A power struggle between the Wehrmacht and the SS ensues.

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    Christopher Neame

    Christopher Neame

    Lt. Dick Player

    David McCallum

    David McCallum

    Flt. Lt. Simon Carter

    Robert Wagner

    Robert Wagner

    Lt. Phil Carrington

    Jack Hedley

    Jack Hedley

    Lt. Colonel John Preston

    Hans Meyer

    Hans Meyer

    Hauptmann Ulmann

    Bernard Hepton

    Bernard Hepton

    The Kommandant

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Oberleutnant Lehr: I hear we might be going to the North African front.
        Major Schaeffer: My sympathies.
        Oberleutnant Lehr: Sympathies? But, good God, it's an honour!
        Major Schaeffer: To die? It's no honour, Anton. A relief, perhaps.

      • Major Schaeffer: Are you regular Wehrmacht?
        Hauptman Ulmann: Army reserve.
        Major Schaeffer: In peacetime? What for?
        Hauptman Ulmann: It may sound a little old-fashioned, but I thought it my duty.
        Major Schaeffer: A man's duty surely is to support the peace, make it work, not play at soldiers.
        Hauptman Ulmann: My civilian job was in insurance, Herr Major.
        Major Schaeffer: Ah, I see. Against the day that we should overrun Europe.

      • hauptman Ulmann: The term '100% security' is an ideal, gentlemen, an abstract. The assessment of security risk is a science. We don't speak in such inexactitudes.

    • NOTES (1)

        Standardtenfuhrer Hessler – Michael Gwynn
        Major Schaeffer – Michael Gough
        REST OF CAST
        Flight Lieutenant Phil Carrington – Robert Wagner
        Flight Lieutenant Simon Carter – David McCallum
        Captain Pat Grant – Edward Hardwicke
        Lieutenant Colonel Preston – Jack Hedley
        Lieutenant Dick Player – Christopher Neame
        Captain George Brent – Paul Chapman
        Captain Tim Downing – Richard Heffer
        Pilot Officer Muir – Peter Henry-Jones
        Kommandant – Bernard Hepton
        Hautmann Ulmann – Hans Meyer
        General Schaetzel – Peter Hager
        Standardtenfuhrer Schmelling – Peter Miles
        SS Adjutant – Howard Rawlinson
        Hautmann Lutz – Neville Hughes
        Unterfeldwebel Blatau – Roy Pattison
        Erhard –Alan Haywood
        Oberleutnant Lehr – Grahame Mallard
        Sentries – Peter Thornton and James Walsh

        Series Devised by Brian Degas and Gerald Glaister
        Based on "Colditz" by P.R.Reid and Ivan Foxwell's film "The Colditz Story".
        Studio Lighting – Nigel Wright
        Studio Sound – John Delany
        Film Cameraman – Fred Hamilton
        Film Recordist – Basil Harris
        Film Editor – Terry Cornelius
        Music – Robert Farnon
        Makeup – Judy Clay
        Costume – Reg Samuel
        Script Editor – Brian Degas
        Technical Adviser – Major Pat Reid MBE, MC
        Series Titles – Alan Jeapes
        Designers – Richard McManan-Smith and Peter Seddon
        Assistant To Producer – Ruth Caleb
        Producer – Gerald Glaister
        Director – Viktors Ritelis

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