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Colditz: The Spirit of Freedom (S1EP6 BBC One 23 Nov 1972, Dennis Waterman)



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The Spirit of Freedom: Flight Lieutenant Carrington (Robert Wagner) joins the British contingent in Colditz and he is viewed with resentment, especially by Simon Carter (David McCallum) and after they have a scuffle that ends up with the American in solitary, Carrington announces that he wishes to write a book that examines the war from the German point of view. The Gestapo come to interview Carrington and grant permission, but do they trust Carrington – and does he trust them?

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 (Leitenant Lehr), Paul Chapman (Captain George Brent), Hans Meyer (Hauptmann Ulman)

Guest Cast: Peter Barkworth, Dennis Waterman, Jonathan Lynn, Peter Whittaker

Writer: Marc Brandel / Director: Peter Cregeen

Original Airdate: 23 Nov 1972 on BBC One
Series: Colditz Season 1 Episode 6