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 5
Episode
Date & time
 
26: Klink's Escape
 
26: Klink's Escape
Tue 29 August·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 29 August·6:30pm
25: Crittendon's Commandos
 
25: Crittendon's Commandos
Mon 28 August·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 August·6:30pm
 
 
Tue 29 August·1:05am
24: The Merry Widow
 
24: The Merry Widow
Fri 25 August·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 August·6:35pm
23: The Sergeant's Analyst
 
23: The Sergeant's Analyst
Thu 24 August·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 August·6:35pm
22: Six Lessons From Madame Lagrange
 
22: Six Lessons From Madame Lagrange
Wed 23 August·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 23 August·6:35pm
 
 
Thu 24 August·1:10am
21: Standing Room Only
 
21: Standing Room Only
Tue 22 August·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 22 August·6:35pm
 
 
Wed 23 August·1:05am
20: One Army At A Time
 
20: One Army At A Time
Mon 21 August·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 21 August·6:35pm
19: Gowns By Yvette
 
19: Gowns By Yvette
Fri 18 August·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 18 August·6:35pm
18: The Softer They Fall
 
18: The Softer They Fall
Thu 17 August·6:35pm
 
 
Fri 18 August·1:25am