Private Schulz

  |  Buy to Own: 21/07/2008
  |  300 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Popular comedy drama series from the early 1980s, which won a posthumous British Television Society award for writer Jack Pulman, about a WWII conman reluctantly seconded into the SS, who dreams up a plan to swamp Britain with fake five-pound notes. When convict Schulz (Michael Elphick) is released from his work in an underpants factory into the caring arms of the SS, he hopes he can simply sit out the war and maybe accumulate some illicit funds along the way. Soon though, he's helping to capture British agents and bugging the rooms of the German soldiers' favourite brothel. When he witnesses the British dropping propoganda leaflets on the German population, he has an inspiration, coming up with the idea of flooding the British Isles with fake fivers. Always at odds with his incompetent SS boss Major Neuheim (Ian Richardson), Schulz eagerly sets out to get his plan off the ground, and hopefully line his pockets at the same time.