Great Escape - The Reckoning

About the Show

Many of us are familiar with the story of The Great Escape, when 76 airmen broke out of a German prisoner of war camp during World War Two in a dramatic bid for freedom. But its chilling sequel, in which 50 Allied airmen were captured and then murdered by the Gestapo on the orders of a vengeful Adolf Hitler, is largely unknown. Now, for the first time, this compelling drama-documentary - which uses actual reports and court transcripts from the time - depicts the story of a little-known investigation: that of the dedicated RAF team which set about tracking down the Gestapo suspects who killed their men. This is the untold story of one of history's most remarkable criminal investigations.