Colditz (1974): S02E09 – Senior American Officer


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


The lone American Officer in the camp gets a thrill when three other Americans arrive in the camp. One of them turns out to be Phil Carrington, now promoted to Major and sporting a bushy beard. The senior is Colonel Dodd. The third is a Captain. These three are taken to solitary confinement and, at Mohn’s urging, given preferential treatment to arouse the suspicions of the British. It is gradually revealed that the Gestapo have an interest in these three, who failed to reveal their connections to the Hungarian resistance movement under interrogation. To allay suspicions, Colonel Preston has Colonel Dodd explain more or less what the three Americans were doing in Hungary, and it turns out that they were, indeed, involved with trying to make contact with the Hungarian free government. Preston and Carrington realise, as the story is being told, that they are under surveillance, and devise a plan to flush out the eavesdropper.

Colditz Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 04 March 1974.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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