P.O.W. (TV series)

P.O.W. was a television series consisting of 6 episodes, broadcast on ITV in 2003. The series starred James D'Arcy and Joe Absolom. The drama series is based on true stories, set in Germany in the year 1940 and follows the character of Jim Caddon as he is captured after his plane crashes during a bombing raid over Normandy. In contrast to previous entries in the World War Two prison escape genre such as The Colditz Story, it concentrated on escape attempts by other ranks rather than officers. The series was filmed in Lithuania and first broadcast on television on 10 October 2003. A second series has not been commissioned, though ITV followed it with several other World War Two dramas including Colditz and Island at War. The title "P.O.W." stands for "prisoner of war".

Also known as
  • P.O.W
  • POW
GenreWar Drama
Created byMatthew Graham
Matt Jones
Written byMatthew Graham
Matt Jones
Directed byRoger Gartland
John Strickland
Composer(s)Debbie Wiseman
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)Lithuania
Running time48 Mins (Without Adverts)
Production company(s)Company Pictures
Company Television
Acorn Media
Original networkITV
Original release10 October (2003-10-10) 
14 November 2003 (2003-11-14)
Related showsColditz
Island at War



DVD Extras

After the series aired it was released on DVD, by Acorn Media UK, containing the following extras:[1]

  • Production notes
  • Picture gallery
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selection
  • P.O.W. Hooch recipe
  • Cast filmographies
  • P.O.W. slang dictionary


  1. "DVD on Amazon.co.uk". Retrieved 22 March 2012.

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