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Duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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During the Japanese advance in Malaya, a group of civilians is taken prisoner and forced to embark on a gruelling trek through the jungle.

Contributors

Jean Paget:
Virginia McKenna
Joe Harman:
Peter Finch
Mrs Dudley Frost:
Marie Lohr
Miss Horsefall:
Jean Anderson
Japanese Sergeant:
Takagi
Captain Sugaya:
Tran Van Khe
Solicitor:
Geoffrey Keen
Director:
Jack Lee
Producer:
Joseph Janni

Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Dramatisation of one of the most ingenious escape bids of World War II, in which British soldiers use a wooden vaulting horse as cover when trying to get out of Stalag Luft III. Show more

Contributors

Peter:
Leo Genn
Bennett:
David Greene
Senior British Officer:
Patrick Waddington
Australian in Hospital:
Peter Finch
Director:
Jack Lee