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 6
Episode
Date & time
 
17: That's No Lady, That's My Spy
 
17: That's No Lady, That's My Spy
Fri 30 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Fri 30 August·6:30pm
16: The Meister Spy
 
16: The Meister Spy
Thu 29 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Thu 29 August·6:30pm
15: Easy Come, Easy Go
 
15: Easy Come, Easy Go
Wed 28 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August·6:30pm
14: The Dropouts
 
14: The Dropouts
Tue 27 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August·6:30pm
13: The Gypsy
 
13: The Gypsy
Mon 26 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August·6:30pm
12: The Big Broadcast
 
12: The Big Broadcast
Fri 23 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Fri 23 August·6:30pm
11: Operation Tiger
 
11: Operation Tiger
Thu 22 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Thu 22 August·6:30pm
10: It's Dynamite
 
10: It's Dynamite
Wed 21 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Wed 21 August·6:30pm
9: The Big Record
 
9: The Big Record
Tue 20 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Tue 20 August·6:30pm
8: Eight O'clock And All Is Well
 
8: Eight O'clock And All Is Well
Mon 19 August·6:25am
Rec
 
 
Mon 19 August·6:30pm