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Colditz: Tweedledum (S1EP10 BBC One 21 Dec 1972, Michael Bryant)



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Tweedledum: Wing Commander Marsh assists the British doctor as an orderly and he proposes escaping by feigning mental illness in order to be repatriated. The escape committee is not told of the plan and Marsh starts acting irrationally – however, the ever suspicious Ullmann appoints Private Hartwig to watch Marsh. Hartwig has a mentally disturbed brother and knows exactly what to look for. Will the wing commander be able to live the part and convince him?

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: Michael Bryant, Bernard Kay, John Herrington, Geoffrey Palmer, Stuart Fell, Jeremy Higgins, Philip Howard, Peter Jolley, Nigel Stevens, David Pelton, Petar Vidovic

Writer: John Brason / Director: Michael Ferguson

Original Airdate: 21 Dec 1972 on BBC One
Series: Colditz Season 1 Episode 10