"A fascinating man. Ferociously intelligent and you certainly knew when Bob was in the room."
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Series 6 - Episode 6
Robert Shaw as Wilson
Two RAF pilots, shot down during the war, are captured by an eccentric German and imprisoned in his cellar - for years, because he neglects to tell them when the war is over.
Directed by Peter Wood
Written by Robert Shaw
Also starring Sean Connery, Max Adrian and Lloyd Pearson
Air Date: October 11th 1960
TX: 9.35pm - 11.05pm
Station: Granada Television
This was an adaptation of "The Hiding Place", the prize-winning first novel by the actor, Robert Shaw. Shaw did the adaptation himself, and played a leading role, but the title was changed to avoid confusion with the then-current ITV police series, "No Hiding Place". Shaw's novel had been adapted already for American TV, and was later the basis for a feature film, but he had nothing to do with either version.