• Premiered: Oct 1972
  • Episodes: 28
  • Followers: 4
  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • Thursday at 21
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Season 2
Arrival of a Hero
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 07, 1974
A new second-in-command is appointed to Colditz, but Major Mohn – a distinguished and much decorated soldier is determined to continue fight the war inside Colditz and Simon Carter .. show full overview
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Jan 14, 1974
Simon gets an idea to hide prisoners to effect a dummy escape which would then take pressure off any genuine escape, but Major Mohn is highly suspicious and starts to impose further .. show full overview
Odd Man In
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Air date
Jan 21, 1974
A pair of caught French escapers bring back information that would greatly aid any escape attempt and Simon starts to devise a way of communicating with London – but it depends on his .. show full overview
The Guests
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Air date
Jan 28, 1974
The town jail is being used as an overflow for Colditz prisoners and while Dick Player is there he observes an intake of three new prisoners – but these men are British commandos and .. show full overview
Frogs in the Well
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Air date
Feb 04, 1974
Dick Player comes up with an escape idea that would involve going through the disused theatre, but things do not go according to plan when it seems the French have the exact same idea. .. show full overview
Ace in the Hole
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Air date
Feb 11, 1974
The arrival of one of Britain's top fighter pilots - Squadron Leader Tony Shaw causes disagreements in the German staff as to how to handle such a specialist prisoner – but Shaw turns .. show full overview
French Leave
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Air date
Feb 18, 1974
Colditz has a choir and they are asked by the local pastor to sing in his church for the Easter service. Captain Vaillant sees this as a means of escaping in order to avoid being .. show full overview
The Gambler
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Air date
Feb 25, 1974
A new prisoner - Collins seems determined to buck the system by going things alone and this causes friction with Simon Carter – all the more so because he is a card shark and is .. show full overview
Senior American Officer
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Air date
Mar 04, 1974
A trio of Americans arrive at Colditz to join the solitary US inmate, Jim Phipps – but his suspicions are aroused when he sees the newcomers getting access to American newspapers and .. show full overview
Very Important Person
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Air date
Mar 11, 1974
For the first time gunfire can be heard near Colditz. Lieutenant Colonel Dodd is dozed up with the flu and Phil Carrington acts as senior American Officer and he – with Colonel Preston .. show full overview
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Air date
Mar 18, 1974
Even though the war is reaching a close with the sound of gunfire and bombing being heard, there are tensions in Colditz. The British prisoners become suspicious of Major Mohn's new .. show full overview
Death Sentence
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Air date
Mar 25, 1974
The allied armies get closer to Colditz and there is unrest when a death sentence is passed against one of the prisoners. Colonel Preston starts to mobilise the British in preparation .. show full overview
2x13 Show finale
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Air date
Apr 01, 1974
The prisoners can now see battle activity from the upper reaches of the castle, but there is strong SS resistance and Colditz comes under attack. Phil Carrington makes a break for .. show full overview

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