Tonight is the last episode of Channel 5‘s ‘The Great EscapeThe series airs at 9 pm. The show details the real-life events that inspired the Hollywood movie. During world war 2As part of a mission to wreak havoc in the heart of the Third Reich, 76 men boldly dug a tunnel outside a Nazi POW camp.
This evening’s Channel 5 program explores the dramatic moment in which a guard spotted the 77th man trying to escape, and the subsequent hunt for the fugitives.
Offering a fictional version of the event, the 1963 film cemented the escape as one of the most memorable stories of World War II, while propelling some of the cast to stardom.
“The Great Escape,” which became one of the highest-grossing films of the year, featured now legendary Hollywood stars including James Garner, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence and Mr. McQueen.
The mysterious Mr. McQueen took center stage in the film’s infamous motorcycle chase and jump scene, considered one of the greatest stunts of the movie ever.