Hogan’s Heroes

Hogan’s Heroes a popular American television sitcom, which showcases inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp. Bob Crane stars as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, who runs a Special Operations group from within the camp, made up of international crew of Allied prisoners. Alongside Werner Klemperer who stars as Colonel Wihelm Klint, the inadequate commandant of the camp, and John Banner who stars as Hans Schultz, the inept sergeant of the guard.

Hogan’s Heroes is set at Stalag Luft 13 in a prisoner of war camp, and is housed by allied prisoners of war (POWs) airmen from the town of Hammelburg. The first season saw 103 POW’s take residence at the camp, later this number increases. The series is set in the winter months, where you often see patches of snow on buildings and on the ground, and the prisoners are often staged around a campfire and often seen shivering through roll call, indicating the colder climate.

Hogan’s Heroes follows the lives of prisoners of war (POWs) who are using the camp as a base for espionage and sabotage against Nazi Germany, as well as to assist Affiliated POWs from other camps and defectors to escape Germany. The prisoners work in collaboration with an array of resistance groups (collectively called “the Underground”), defectors, spies, counterspies and disloyal officers. The intellect behind the entire operation is the senior ranking prisoner US Army Air Forces Colonel Robert Hogan. His staff of experts in covert operations comprises of two Americans, one British serviceman, and one Frenchman. They are able to achieve arrangements such as having a prisoner visit the camp as a phony Adolf Hitler or rescuing a French Underground agent from Gestapo headquarters in Paris. The show is a collection of several writing styles, which were popular in the 60s: the wartime show, the spy show, and camp comedy.

Season 4
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17: Operation Hannibal
 
17: Operation Hannibal
Wed 12 February·6:25am
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16: Who Stole My Copy Of Mein Kampf?
 
16: Who Stole My Copy Of Mein Kampf?
Tue 11 February·6:25am
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Tue 11 February·6:30pm
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15: The Missing Klink
 
15: The Missing Klink
Mon 10 February·6:25am
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Mon 10 February·6:30pm
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14: Man In A Box
 
14: Man In A Box
Fri 7 February·6:25am
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Fri 7 February·6:30pm
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13: Will The Real Colonel Klink
 
13: Will The Real Colonel Klink
Thu 6 February·6:25am
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Thu 6 February·6:30pm
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12: Will The Blue Baron Strike Again
 
12: Will The Blue Baron Strike Again
Wed 5 February·6:25am
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Wed 5 February·6:30pm
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11: Bad Day In Berlin
 
11: Bad Day In Berlin
Tue 4 February·6:25am
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Tue 4 February·6:30pm
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10: No Names Please
 
10: No Names Please
Mon 3 February·6:25am
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Mon 3 February·6:30pm
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9: Guess Who Came To Dinner?
 
9: Guess Who Came To Dinner?
Fri 31 January·6:25am
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Fri 31 January·6:30pm
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8: Colour The Luftwaffe Red
 
8: Colour The Luftwaffe Red
Thu 30 January·6:25am
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Thu 30 January·6:30pm
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Fri 31 January·1:30am
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7: Never Play Cards With Strangers
 
7: Never Play Cards With Strangers
Wed 29 January·6:30pm
4: The Late Inspector General
 
4: The Late Inspector General
Sun 9 February·8:30am
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Mon 10 February·3:05am
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3: Kommandant Of The Year
 
3: Kommandant Of The Year
Sat 8 February·8:30am
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2: Hold The Tiger
 
2: Hold The Tiger
Sun 2 February·8:30am
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Mon 3 February·3:15am
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1: The Informer
 
1: The Informer
Sat 1 February·8:30am
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Sat 1 February·4:40pm
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