Colditz (1972)

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Colditz is a British television series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between 1972 and 1974.

The series deals with Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at the supposedly escape-proof Colditz Castle when designated Oflag IV-C during World War II, and their many attempts to escape captivity, as well as the relationships formed between the various nationalities and their German captors.

Colditz was created by Brian Degas working with the producer Gerard Glaister, who went on to devise another successful BBC series dealing with the Second World War — Secret Army. Technical consultant for the series was Major Pat Reid, the real British Escape Officer at Colditz. One of the locations used in filming was Stirling Castle.

  1. Gerard Glaister


Series Cast

  1. David McCallum as Flt. Lt. Simon Carter

    David McCallum

    Flt. Lt. Simon Carter

    28 Episodes

  2. Bernard Hepton as Kommandant

    Bernard Hepton


    28 Episodes

  3. Christopher Neame as Lt. Dick Player

    Christopher Neame

    Lt. Dick Player

    28 Episodes

  4. Edward Hardwicke as Capt. Pat Grant

    Edward Hardwicke

    Capt. Pat Grant

    28 Episodes

  5. Peter Penry-Jones

    P.O. Peter Muir

    28 Episodes

  6. Jack Hedley as Lt. Col. John Preston

    Jack Hedley

    Lt. Col. John Preston

    28 Episodes

  7. Dan O'Herlihy as Lt. Col. Max Dodd

    Dan O'Herlihy

    Lt. Col. Max Dodd

    4 Episodes

  8. Jim Norton as Capt. James Porteous

    Jim Norton

    Capt. James Porteous

    2 Episodes

  9. Henri Szeps as De Croissat and Capt. Henri Lefevre

    Henri Szeps

    De Croissat, Capt. Henri Lefevre

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2 - Colditz

Season 2

1974 | 13 Episodes

Season 2 of Colditz premiered on January 7, 1974.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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