PG certificateEscape to Athena is a Film programme that first aired in 1979 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Escape to Athena is a 3 star programme

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Escape to Athena (1979)

Directed by
George P. Cosmatos

George P Cosmatos' wartime thriller is set on an unnamed Greek island where German officer Otto Hecht runs a slack PoW camp. The prisoners are charged with identifying and gathering the island's antique treasures for shipment to Germany, but when they come across an invaluable collection, there's a chance to line their own pockets - if they can involve Hecht in their scheme and avoid the attentions of the local upright SS officer.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1979

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is Escape to Athena next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 December 16th, 6:05pm and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland December 16th, 6:05pm. See more...


Image for Roger MooreRoger Moore...Major Otto Hecht
Image for Telly SavalasTelly Savalas...Zeno
Image for David NivenDavid Niven...Professor Blake
Image for Stefanie PowersStefanie Powers...Dottie Del Mar
Image for Claudia CardinaleClaudia Cardinale...Eleana
Richard Roundtree...Nat Judson
Sonny Bono...Bruno Rotelli
Image for Elliott GouldElliott Gould...Charlie
Anthony Valentine...SS Major Volkmann
Siegfried Rauch...Braun
Michael Sheard...Sgt. Mann
Richard Wren...Reistoffer
Philip Locke...Vogel
Steve Ubels...Lantz