Historian Dan Snow presents this live event taking place at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London on Sunday 24th March 2019 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape. The event will screen the 1963 film starring Steve McQueen and will feature interviews with veterans of The Great Escape itself with a performance from The D-Day Darlings. In 'The Great Escape' (1963), during World War II, a collection of hardened Allied prisoners are kept in an escape-proof German camp. Led by Big X (Richard Attenborough), the men formulate a plan for a mass breakout, digging three tunnels named Tom, Dick and Harry. The team behind the escape includes near-blind forger of passports Colin Blythe (Donald Pleasence), claustrophobic Danny Velinski (Charles Bronson) and the independent American 'Cooler King' (McQueen).