After being shot down over Germany, Flight Lieutenant Simon Carter is sent to Prisoner of War camp Octenlager II. Caged and impatient to escape, Carter decides to jump the queue.
The body of a German corporal is discovered in the Parcels Office, but despite evidence of murder, the Kommandant treats the matter as one of suicide.
Lieutenant Colonel Preston arrives in time to witness an escape attempt. Preston's reaction suggests to the Kommandant that here is a man with whom he could come to terms. Show more
With the arrival of a new Second-in-Command appointed from the very highest quarters in Berlin, a direct confrontation between both sides seems unavoidable.
The escape that never was - Flt-Lt Carter devises an escape plan which requires two volunteers to vanish into thin air!
The Gestapo is puzzled by Lieutenant Richard Player. Is he a British spy? He is sent to Berlin and entrusted to Count von Eissinger, who is determined to establish the truth.
Can a man be branded a clumsy coward when he reaches the limit of his courage?
When the French are told they are leaving Colditz for another Prisoner of War camp, Captain Andre Vaillant decides he will leave in his own way, in his own time.
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.
Everyone has an equal right to escape. But what happens when two Frenchmen are discovered attempting the same escape route as two British officers?
"It is not part of our duty to create either heroes or martyrs here. This man's reputation goes before him - as a flyer. Let us see how long it survives the confines of Colditz."
A losing streak does not last forever. Captain Brent thought so. Unterfeldwebel Ernst Krueger thought so. But Flt-Lt Collins was an expert with cards.
Three American prisoners - including Carrington - are brought in to join lone countryman Phipps.
When SS General Berger is appointed Head of all Prisoner of War Administration, the Kommandant of Colditz and Colonel Preston are suddenly faced with an extremely grave situation.
The disintegrating forces of Hitler's Third Reich bring their own havoc inside Colditz. Major Mohn finds himself in a very exposed situation and sets out to save his own skin Show more
As the German Army retreats before the Allies the fate of the prisoners in Colditz becomes increasingly uncertain.
When American tanks are spotted advancing on the town, concern for the safety of the prisoners prompts Major Carrington to try to get through to the American lines. Show more
Carrington seems to court unpopularity with his fellow prisoners - more so, when he finds it essential to write an account of the Third Reich and its ambitions for the human race.
At Colditz, insubordination is treated as a court martial offence. It also means a train journey to Leipzig and an opportunity to escape.
How will the British prisoners counter the effect of intensified security when the SS threaten to take control of Colditz?