Digging the Great Escape

A brand new series is now showing on Channel 4 [UK]…

A team of experts excavate and examine the famous Great Escape tunnel from World War II.

This fascinating programme, shown on Channel 4 from Monday 28 November 2011 at 9pm, follows a team of engineers, archaeologists and serving RAF officers who have assembled on the site of Stalag Luft III, the supposedly escape-proof World War II Prisoner of War camp.

Take a look at clips from Digging the Great Escape

The series will also be available to view again on Channel 4’s online service, 4OD

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  1. I was saddened to learn today of the passing of Alfie Fripp – an early ‘Blenheim Boy’ – who had a truly fascinating and long career in the RAF.

    I did feel though that the 2011 C4 documentary ‘Digging the Great Escape” was a real let-down and the clumsy, quick and unsuccessful attempts to find and excavate the great tunnel for the purposes of making a TV programme most unwise. Far better that a seriously planned attempt to excavate had been undertaken, drawing upon the example set by the persistance, heroism and attention to detail of those great tunnellers and escapers from almost 70 years ago.

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