9:00pm Monday, August 13 on C4
Colditz Castle, one of the most notorious prisoner of war camps in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the most audacious escape plan in history. They were going to fly to freedom from the roof of the castle, but the war ended before they could put their plan into action. Now, engineer Dr Hugh Hunt leads a crack team of aeronautics engineers and carpenters to rebuild the glider using the same materials – then attempt to use a bathtub full of concrete to catapult the glider off the castle’s roof.