Season 1 Episode 8

The Traitor

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Dec 07, 1972 on BBC
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The Traitor

German guards are foiling too many escape attempts which leads Colonel Preston to believe that there is an informer working within the imprisoned population, so an inquiry is started to identify the suspect, but this sets off a chain of events which reveal the darker side of life in Colditz.


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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 (1)

      • Patrick Troughton, most famous for being the second actor to portray The Doctor in the BBC sci fi series Doctor Who, once again plays a character whose real name is never given. He's always referred to as 'Padre', even in the end credits.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • General Rawicz: My country has been overrun, violated. There is hatred and fierce determination in the heart of every Pole that knows neither caution nor fear, only the desire to revenge. A Polish traitor is not possible.

    • NOTES (1)

      • CAST
        GUEST STAR
        Padre – Patrick Troughton

        Flight Lieutenant Phil Carrington – Robert Wagner
        Flight Lieutenant Simon Carter – David McCallum
        Captain Pat Grant – Edward Hardwicke
        Lieutenant Colonel Preston – Jack Hedley
        Captain George Brent – Paul Chapman
        Captain Tim Downing – Richard Heffer
        Pilot Officer Muir – Peter Henry-Jones
        Kommandant – Bernard Hepton
        Hautmann Ulmann – Hans Meyer
        General Rawicz – Anthony Jacobs
        Soltzkayk – Vernon Morris
        Interpreter – Robert Oleksowicz
        Defence Coulsel – Jan Konrad
        Prosecutor – Milos Kirek
        Senior French Officer – Donald Tandy
        Senior Dutch Officer – Michael Harding
        Poles – Richard Eden, Thomas Karol & Alekei Jawdokimov

        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 – John Green
        Studio Sound – John Delany
        Film Cameraman – Fred Hamilton
        Film Recordist – Mike Savage
        Film Editor – Dan Rae
        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 – Dacre Punt and Peter Seddon
        Assistant To Producer – Ruth Caleb
        Producer – Gerald Glaister
        Director – Viktors Ritelis

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