Colditz (1972): S01E09 – Bribery and Corruption


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


The British Officers find out that one of the German guards is in need of 1,000 marks for an abortion for his mistress. They use this information and the offer of money to bribe him to look the other way as they escape out of a tunnel. Col Preston finds out about his wife’s death and is awarded the Distinguished Service Order. In reality the tunnel escape in question was attempted on the evening of 29 May 1941. Pat Reid and Rupert Barry were among the officers in the escape attempt, Paul Priem was the German Security Officer rather than Reinhold Eggers.

Colditz Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 14 December 1972.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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