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 2
Episode
Date & time
 
27: The Tower
 
27: The Tower
Fri 22 December·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 22 December·6:30pm
 
 
Sat 23 December·12:55am
26: The Most Escape-Proof Camp I've Ever Escaped From
 
26: The Most Escape-Proof Camp I've Ever Escaped From
Thu 21 December·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Thu 21 December·6:30pm
 
 
Fri 22 December·12:35am
25: Reverend Kommandant Klink
 
25: Reverend Kommandant Klink
Wed 20 December·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 20 December·6:40pm
 
 
Thu 21 December·1:10am
24: Killer Klink
 
24: Killer Klink
Tue 19 December·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 19 December·6:30pm
23: Everyone Has A Brother-In-Law
 
23: Everyone Has A Brother-In-Law
Mon 18 December·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 December·6:25pm
22: Heil Klink
 
22: Heil Klink
Fri 15 December·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 15 December·6:30pm
 
 
Sat 16 December·12:45am
21: The Swing Shift
 
21: The Swing Shift
Thu 14 December·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Thu 14 December·6:30pm
20: Hogan And The Lady Doctor
 
20: Hogan And The Lady Doctor
Wed 13 December·8:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 13 December·6:30pm
19: Praise The Fuhrer And Pass The Ammunition
 
19: Praise The Fuhrer And Pass The Ammunition
Tue 12 December·6:30pm