The Long Way Home TV Series Overview


Introduction

The Long Way Home is a 1960 BBC drama series set during WWII.

Subtitled The Escape the Germans Allowed.

Outline

A group of British POWs escape from a WW2 German camp and try to make their way to Spain – and safety.

But one of them is a German agent whose mission is to betray the others and expose their escape route.

Cast

  • Barry Letts … Lieutenant Anson, 7 episodes.
  • James Sharkey … Captain Miller, 7 episodes.
  • Nigel Arkwright … Captain Gill, 7 episodes.
  • Patrick Cargill … Herr Grosnitz, 7 episodes.
  • Harvey Hall … Herr Bauer, 7 episodes.
  • Neil Wilson … Commissioned Gunner Parks, 5 episodes.
  • Derek Francis … Gaston Rondeur, 5 episodes.
  • John Denis, 4 episodes.
  • Leslie Wright, 4 episodes.
  • Ricky Felgate, 3 episodes.
  • Norman Lambert, 3 episodes.
  • Keith Goodman, 3 episodes.
  • Robert Weeden … German Lieutenant, 3 episodes.
  • Guy Duncan, 3 episodes.
  • Peter Stuart-Smith, 3 episodes.
  • David Ap-Richards, 3 episodes.
  • Michael Harrison … 5th German Soldier, 3 episodes.
  • Peter Badger, 3 episodes.

Trivia

  • The second episode, The First Lap, of this seven-part series no longer exists. The remaining six episodes survive intact.
  • The cast included Arthur Lowe, later the star of the rather more lighthearted wartime series Dad’s Army.

The Long Way Home Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Shaun Sutton.
  • Producer(s): Shaun Sutton.
  • Writer(s):
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s): Ron de Mattos.
  • Production:
  • Distributor(s):
  • Original Network:
  • Release Date: 24 April 1960 to 05 June 1960.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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