Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Long unseen but fondly remembered, the BBC drama series The Long Way Home was set during WWII. A group of British prisoners spent the bulk of the series' 30-minute episodes escaping from a German POW camp and returning to their own lines, little suspecting that their escape was carefully stage-managed by the enemy, and that there was a Nazi spy among them. The cast included Arthur Lowe, later the star of the rather more lighthearted wartime series Dad's Army. Subtitled The Escape the Germans Allowed, The Long Way Home originally aired in Britain in 1960.