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Colditz

Synopsis
Over the years, Colditz the prison camp, designed by the Nazis to hold high-risk and politically important prisoners, has become a symbol of adventure, heroism, remarkable ingenuity, and determination. The interest surrounding the castle and the prisoners it struggled to keep in continues to capture imaginations today. The BBC’s award-winning 25-part drama series COLDITZ (1972-73), starring Robert Wagner and David McCallum, helped to fuel the legend about the daring escapes made by the real inmates.

DVD extras include an interview with author Major P.R. Reid.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1972
Subjects
History
Keywords
prisoners of war; World War II

Credits

Director
Peter Cregeen
Writer
Bryan Forbes
Cast
David McCallum 
Robert Wagner 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£49.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
1300 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Universal Pictures

Email
enquiriesuk@nbcuni.com
Web
http://www.universalpictures.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Address
1 Central Saint Giles
St Giles High Street
London
WC2H 8NU

Distributor

Name

2 Entertain Video

Email
DVDenquiryline@bbc.com
Web
http://www.2entertainvideo.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7612 3000
Fax
020 7612 3003
Address
BBC Worldwide
33 Foley Street
London
W1W 7TL
Notes
Specialises in distributing archival film and television titles, predominantly licensed from the BBC (the principal shareholder is BBC Worldwide). Sale on DVD through retail outlets. As of 2016 2Entertain is being gradually wound down and its output reduced. If something is not available via them it is advisable to try the BBC Store at https://store.bbc.com/
 

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