The Great Es­cape: The Reck­on­ing (Chan­nel 4, 7pm)

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Television -

The Reck­on­ing. Doc­u­men­tary ex­am­in­ing what hap­pened af­ter 76 Al­lied air­men es­caped from Ger­man PoW camp Sta­lag Luft III in 1944. The pro­gramme tells the story of sub­se­quent events, in­clud­ing the mur­ders of 50 es­capees by the Gestapo - which prompted a man­hunt for the killers that lasted into the 1960s. Fea­tur­ing in­ter­views with ex­perts on the Sec­ond World War and relatives of those in­volved on both sides.

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