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Colditz S1 E2 Missing, Presumed Dead


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.

02 "Missing, Presumed Dead" Ian Kennedy Martin 26 October 1972 

Follows the story of Flight Lt Carter. Highlights his recent marriage and the offer from his influential father in law to get him a safer posting. He chooses to fly Wellingtons and is shot down. The episode then follows his ongoing escapes till being sent to Colditz.

He's extremely fortunate he wasn't shot. Being out of uniform would have been enough of a reason. Without speaking German and a knowledge of the lay of the land, his exploits were foolish. It's a shame he didn't understand wars are arranged. Fighting in one is futile. 

Posted by George Freund on December 22, 2019 at 8:46 PM 66 Views