Colditz (1974): S02E12 – Death Sentence


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


Mohn’s legacy lives on in Colditz in the form of the death sentence hanging over Carrington’s head for having threatened Mohn’s life in “Very Important Person.” Colonel Dodd and Colonel Preston refuse to cooperate with the Kommandant until he is reprieved. Meanwhile, the Kommandant gives an open invitation to his officers to bring their wives and families into the safety of the castle as the American tanks approach. His wife joins him, but Ulmann’s is unable. ObergruppenfĂĽhrer Berger takes military control of Colditz’s region, making escapes a very dangerous proposition with the countryside full of SS troops. Nevertheless, Squadron Leader Tony Shaw, the maker of the Colditz glider is determined to see it fly and opts to fly Carrington out before he is executed. Terrible news causes the Kommandant to gain a new perspective on his situation, and new courage.

Colditz Series

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

Production & Filming Details

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

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