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The Great Escape

The story of the audacious Second World War prison break immortalised in the classic 1963 film, when 76 men tunnelled out of a German prison camp in March 1944 on a mission to cause mayhem in the heart of the Third Reich. 

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Channel 5 (2021 - 2021)
Schedule: Tue, Wed, Thu at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: War History
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode


Episode 1x03; Nov 25, 2021

As they take their opportunity to flee, 76 out of the 200 prisoners manage to escape, and must navigate hostile enemy territory to evade being recaptured when an unrelenting Nazi manhunt ensues. Eventually, 73 of the prisoners are caught, and Hitler

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: CaptureNov 25, 2021
1x02: BreakoutNov 24, 2021
1x01: A Daring PlanNov 23, 2021
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • The Great Escape: The True Story (United States United States)
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