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Colditz: The Guests


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by Troy Kennedy Martin
starring David McCallum, Jack Hedley, Bernard Hepton, Anthony Valentine with Christopher Neame, Richard Heffer, Hans Meyer, Paul Chapman
Three men, captured in a raid on the French coast, arrive in Colditz. As Commandos, their lives are in danger. It is imperative to get them out before the SS take them away.
Radio Time Colditz Escape Exhibition is at the Imperial War Museum, London, SE1, daily until 21 April


Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin
Series devised by: Brian Degas
Series devised by: Gerard Glaister
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Ken Hannam
Hauptsturmfuehrer Braun: John Rapley
Corporal Godbolt: Phil Speary
Sergeant Arbuckle: Patrick Durkin
Major Trumpington: William Rushton
Lt Dick Player: Christopher Neame
German Police Sgt: David Trevena
Kommandant: Bernard Hepton
Flt-Lt Simon Carter: David McCallum
Capt George Brent: Paul Chapman
Capt Tim Downing: Richard Heffer
Lt-Col John Preston: Jack Hedley
Capt Vaisey: Denis De Marne
Hauptmann Ulmann: Hans Meyer
Major Horst Mohn: Anthony Valentine
French Orderly: John Dunn-Hill
SS NCO: Jeremy Rowe

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