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
 
9: The Big Gamble
 
9: The Big Gamble
Mon 9 March·6:25am
Rec
8: The Big Picture
 
8: The Big Picture
Fri 6 March·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Fri 6 March·6:30pm
Rec
7: Bombsight
 
7: Bombsight
Thu 5 March·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Thu 5 March·6:30pm
Rec
6: The Kommandant Dies At Dawn
 
6: The Kommandant Dies At Dawn
Wed 4 March·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Wed 4 March·6:30pm
Rec
5: Unfair Exchange
 
5: Unfair Exchange
Tue 3 March·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Tue 3 March·6:30pm
Rec
4: The Gasoline War
 
4: The Gasoline War
Mon 2 March·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March·6:30pm
Rec
3: The Klink Commandos
 
3: The Klink Commandos
Fri 28 February·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Fri 28 February·6:30pm
Rec
2: The Well
 
2: The Well
Thu 27 February·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Thu 27 February·6:30pm
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1: Hogan Goes Hollywood
 
1: Hogan Goes Hollywood
Wed 26 February·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Wed 26 February·6:30pm
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26: Happy Birthday, Dear Hogan
 
26: Happy Birthday, Dear Hogan
Tue 25 February·6:25am
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Tue 25 February·6:30pm
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25: The Return Of Major Bonacelli
 
25: The Return Of Major Bonacelli
Mon 24 February·6:30pm
12: The Scientist
 
12: The Scientist
Sun 8 March·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March·4:40pm
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Mon 9 March·3:00am
Rec
11: Happiness Is A Warm Sergeant
 
11: Happiness Is A Warm Sergeant
Sat 7 March·8:30am
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Sat 7 March·4:50pm
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Sun 8 March·4:25am
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10: Top Hat, White Tie And Bomb Sight
 
10: Top Hat, White Tie And Bomb Sight
Sun 1 March·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March·3:15am
Rec
9: Go Light On The Heavy Water
 
9: Go Light On The Heavy Water
Sat 29 February·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February·4:40pm
Rec