Colditz (1974): S02E08 – The Gambler


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


This episode sees the arrival of Flight Lieutenant Jack Collins. He is a con man and gambler that cheats. He uses his card skills to pull Captain George Brent into betting everything including his house and losing it. He also plays cards with a German guard and manages to take him for enough that the guard is forced to help Collins get a metal ID tag for civilian workers in the castle.
Collins wants no help from the rest of the British Officers and seeks his own escape methods. He feels that if he can get out he will make it based on his pre-war knowledge of Germany, fluent German and the fact that some his former clients in Germany were Jews that were hiding that fact.

Colditz Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 25 February 1974.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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