War Behind The Wire Radio Plays

The Ten Day Terror

1st Broadcast 15th September 1977 BBC Radio 4


James Follett

Directed by

Chris Venning


September 1940.

The month during the Battle of Britain when Goering's Luftwaffe lost a thousand aircraft against an RAF loss of 335 fighters Two German Luftwaffe officers taken prisoner that month were later to cost their captors another aircraft and seriously disrupt the RAF's training of new aircrews in what was to become the most daring but least publicised escapes of the war.


In March 1945, no fewer than 70 prisoners of war escaped through a tunnel from the Island Farm camp in South Wales. Sergeant Bill May was put in charge of the biggest Manhunt ever mounted in Britain. "It struck me at once that there as something very Professional about it" he said 'they had maps perfectly drawn, of the Welsh and Irish coasts"


Supt Bill May Robert Lang
Reising Michaels Tudor Barne
Klein Neville Jason
Memmers David Ashford
Brandt Alaric Cotter
Kaumann Peter Wickham
Lt-Col Darling Anthony Newlands
Jones Henry Knowles
With the Voices Of  
Character Name Not Known Joan Matheson
Character Name Not Known Heather Bell
Character Name Not Known Sion Probert
Character Name Not Known John Green
Character Name Not Known Christopher Jenkinson
Character Name Not Known Carl Forgione
Character Name Not Known Brian Hewlett

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Running Time

45 Minutes


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