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Colditz: Missing, Presumed Dead (S1EP2 BBC One 26 Oct 1972, Joanna David)



Missing, Presumed Dead: Action takes place in May 1940. After having a disagreement with his new wife, Flight Lieutenant Simon Carter (David McCallum) sets off for a night mission over Germany but he is forced to bail out of his crashing aircraft. On the ground, he befriends a young priest but the Gestapo arrests them both. Carter escapes first from the Gestapo and then from the prisoner of war camp he is captured and despatched to Colditz.

Regular Cast: Robert Wagner (Flight Lieutenant Phil Carrington), Edward Hardwicke (Captain Pat Grant), David McCallum (Flight Lieutenant Simon Carter), Jack Hedley (Lieutenant Colonel Preston), Christopher Neame (Lieutenant Dick Player), Richard Heffer (Captain Tim Downing), Peter Penry Jones (P. O. Muir), Bernard Hepton (Kommandant), Grahame Mallard (Lieutenant Lehr), Paul Chapman (Captain George Brent)

Guest Cast: Joanna David, Noel Johnson, Roy Boyd, John Ringham, Michael Bangerter, Oscar Quitak, Jonathan Blake, Peter Halliday, Brian Godfrey

Writer: Ian Kennedy Martin / Director: Viktors Ritelis

Original Airdate: 26 Oct 1972 on BBC One
Series: Colditz Season 1 Episode 2