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
Episode
Date & time
 
26: Happy Birthday, Dear Hogan
 
26: Happy Birthday, Dear Hogan
Tue 2 July·6:25am
25: The Return Of Major Bonacelli
 
25: The Return Of Major Bonacelli
Mon 1 July·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Mon 1 July·6:30pm
24: The Big Dish
 
24: The Big Dish
Fri 28 June·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 June·2:35am
23: The Witness
 
23: The Witness
Thu 27 June·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 28 June·2:35am
22: The Purchasing Plan
 
22: The Purchasing Plan
Wed 26 June·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 27 June·2:35am
21: Up In Klink's Room
 
21: Up In Klink's Room
Tue 25 June·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 26 June·2:35am
20: Klink's Old Flame
 
20: Klink's Old Flame
Mon 24 June·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 June·2:35am
19: Watch The Trains Go By
 
19: Watch The Trains Go By
Fri 21 June·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 June·2:35am
18: My Favourite Prisoner
 
18: My Favourite Prisoner
Thu 20 June·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 21 June·2:35am
17: Operation Hannibal
 
17: Operation Hannibal
Wed 19 June·6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 20 June·2:35am
16: Who Stole My Copy Of Mein Kampf?
 
16: Who Stole My Copy Of Mein Kampf?
Tue 18 June·6:30pm
 
 
Wed 19 June·2:35am