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Sat Mar 16, 2013, 05:14 AM

Two WWII BBC Dramas both rating 8 or higher

Secret Army:

In this series, inspired by real events during World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian town, where locals therefore naturally mix with the Nazi occupation forces, and a just as publicity-shy (even his bed-ridden wife knows nothing) network of the Belgian resistance, devoted to the evacuation of shot-down Allied pilots to Britain. He and his secret 'army' (including some of his staff and the Brussels Dr. Pascal Keldermans), taking orders by illegal radio from London, constantly risk their lives -and if caught by the professionally torturing Gestapo, possibly everyone else's- to find the pilots, hide, nurse and prepare them for the long, dangerous journey out of the Reich under the Nazis' noses, a never ending cat-and-mouse game against specialized German hunters, run by the gentleman Luftwaffe (Air Force)- Major Erwin Brandt and the ruthless Nazi 'secret state police' run by the cunning,... Written by KGF Vissers



This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle by the Americans in 1945. Colditz was a "special" camp, designed by the Nazis to hold high-risk and politically important prisoners. Many of the series' plots are based on real events.


High production values and acting in both series, edge of your seat suspense.
Highly recommended.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:55 AM

1. where are you finding these ?

Also, to add:
Netflix does not have the 1970's version of Colditiz.....but has the 2005 version..

(Escape from Colditz)

A group of World War II Allies escapes from a German POW camp, only to discover that the greatest threat awaits them outside prison walls. As a prisoner in Germany's most impenetrable camp, Colditz Castle, 2nd Lt. Jack Rose (Tom Hardy) refuses to remain captive, plotting and leading a heroic plan to escape. An all-star cast includes Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers), Sophia Myles (Underworld) and Jason Priestley ("Beverly Hills, 90210".

James Fox, Jason Priestley, Timothy West, Laurence Fox, Damian Lewis, Tom Hardy, Sophia Myles
Stuart Orme

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Sat Mar 16, 2013, 01:04 PM

2. Youtube has Colditz

and it also has secret army.

Myself I get mine from other internet sources which I won't reveal for security reasons, some of the episodes I do watch on youtube which are in good video conditions.

One of the better roles for Richard Wagner, Colditz, who got top billing because of his star power. But was in half of the episodes

Both series are taken from from real files.
The Belgian resistance killed twice as many Germans during the war as compared to the French..

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Sat Mar 16, 2013, 03:24 PM

3. Duh..did not think of YouTube...duhhhh

I keep forgetting that Utube has full length movies available.
Plus those "other sources"...

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