Colditz (1972): S01E06 – The Spirit of Freedom


Introduction

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

Outline

Carrington makes himself unpopular with the other prisoners by revealing his admiration for Nazi politics, which he apparently cultivated during his service as a journalist in Berlin before the war. After much harassment is directed at him, the Kommandant allows him his own separate room in which to write a book on Nazi politics. He intends to publish it in America, with Gestapo permission. Unfortunately, before it is sent off, something makes the Gestapo change their minds. In reality the officer who attracted suspicion based on his pre-war journalist experience and political views was British commando Micky Burn.

Colditz Series

You can find a full index and overview of Colditz here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 November 1972.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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