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
 
22: The Purchasing Plan
 
22: The Purchasing Plan
Tue 30 October·8:00am
21: Up In Klink's Room
 
21: Up In Klink's Room
Mon 29 October·8:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 October·6:25pm
 
 
Tue 30 October·1:00am
20: Klink's Old Flame
 
20: Klink's Old Flame
Fri 26 October·8:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 26 October·6:30pm
 
 
Sat 27 October·1:35am
19: Watch The Trains Go By
 
19: Watch The Trains Go By
Thu 25 October·8:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 25 October·6:30pm
 
 
Fri 26 October·1:50am
18: My Favourite Prisoner
 
18: My Favourite Prisoner
Wed 24 October·8:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 October·6:25pm
 
 
Thu 25 October·1:15am
17: Operation Hannibal
 
17: Operation Hannibal
Tue 23 October·8:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 October·6:25pm
 
 
Wed 24 October·1:10am
16: Who Stole My Copy Of Mein Kampf?
 
16: Who Stole My Copy Of Mein Kampf?
Mon 22 October·8:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October·6:20pm
 
 
Tue 23 October·1:20am
15: The Missing Klink
 
15: The Missing Klink
Fri 19 October·8:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October·6:30pm
 
 
Sat 20 October·12:50am
14: Man In A Box
 
14: Man In A Box
Thu 18 October·8:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 18 October·6:30pm
 
 
Fri 19 October·1:45am
13: Will The Real Colonel Klink
 
13: Will The Real Colonel Klink
Wed 17 October·8:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 17 October·6:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October·1:25am
12: Will The Blue Baron Strike Again
 
12: Will The Blue Baron Strike Again
Tue 16 October·6:30pm