Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman (2021): S01E05 – Escaping Hitler

Introduction Take a look back at the biggest jailbreaks from some of the most notorious prisons in the world. Outline Allied prisoners used all kinds of forgery and engineering tactics to tunnel out of a German Prisoner of War camp. Almost all were caught, fifty were executed and three made their way to freedom. Great… Read More

In Love and War (1987)

Introduction In Love and War (1987) is a Vietnam war-based thriller/drama television film starring James Woods and Jane Alexander. Refer to In Love and War (1958), (1996), (2001), (2011), and (2018). Outline In Love and War is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale’s eight year imprisonment in North Vietnam as a prisoner of… Read More

Colditz (1974): S02E13 – Liberation

Introduction Colditz is a British television drama series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between 1972 and 1974. Outline The most dangerous time for the prisoners begins, as they await the order from the Nazi government that they are to be shot. Fortunately, the Kommandant comes to Colonel Preston with a plea… Read More

Colditz (1974): S02E12 – Death Sentence

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

Colditz (1974): S02E11 – Chameleon

Introduction Colditz is a British television drama series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between 1972 and 1974. Outline Major Mohn is left in charge of the camp as the Kommandant is called away to yet another meeting. He is unsympathetic to Colonel Preston’s requests for more rations or the ability to… Read More

Colditz (1974): S02E10 – Very Important Person

Introduction Colditz is a British television drama series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between 1972 and 1974. Outline The Prominente, or famous prisoners, of the camp are to be at last used in their capacity as hostages for Hitler and his entourage who are trapped in the encirclement of Berlin. To… Read More

Colditz (1974): S02E09 – Senior American Officer

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

Colditz (1974): S02E08 – The Gambler

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

Colditz (1974): S02E07 – French Leave

Introduction Colditz is a British television drama series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between 1972 and 1974. Outline Irritated at having to receive their news from the French, who have not only one, but two wireless units, Carter is asked to request one of them for the British. The request is… Read More

Colditz (1974): S02E06 – Ace in the Hole

Introduction Colditz is a British television drama series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between 1972 and 1974. Outline Carter’s hopes are raised by the arrival of Squadron Leader Tony Shaw, a decorated RAF hero. Ulmann is convinced that the celebrity prisoner will be trouble. However, Shaw appears far more interested in… Read More