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 3
Episode
Date & time
 
15: The Hostage
 
15: The Hostage
Mon 6 May·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 7 May·1:00am
14: Everbody Loves A Snowman
 
14: Everbody Loves A Snowman
Fri 3 May·7:20am
Rec
 
 
Fri 3 May·6:25pm
 
 
Sat 4 May·2:10am
13: An Evening Of Generals
 
13: An Evening Of Generals
Thu 2 May·7:20am
Rec
 
 
Thu 2 May·6:30pm
 
 
Fri 3 May·12:50am
12: A Russian Is Coming
 
12: A Russian Is Coming
Wed 1 May·7:20am
Rec
 
 
Wed 1 May·6:30pm
 
 
Thu 2 May·1:20am
11: Is General Hammerschlag Burning?
 
11: Is General Hammerschlag Burning?
Tue 30 April·7:20am
Rec
 
 
Tue 30 April·6:30pm
 
 
Wed 1 May·1:25am
10: One In Every Crowd
 
10: One In Every Crowd
Mon 29 April·7:20am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April·6:30pm
 
 
Tue 30 April·1:30am
9: Hot Money
 
9: Hot Money
Fri 26 April·7:20am
Rec
 
 
Fri 26 April·6:30pm
 
 
Sat 27 April·1:25am
8: Nights In Shining Armour
 
8: Nights In Shining Armour
Thu 25 April·7:20am
Rec
 
 
Thu 25 April·6:30pm
 
 
Fri 26 April·1:20am
7: How To Win Friends And Influence Nazis
 
7: How To Win Friends And Influence Nazis
Wed 24 April·7:20am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April·6:30pm
 
 
Thu 25 April·1:25am
6: Casanova Klink
 
6: Casanova Klink
Tue 23 April·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April·1:25am