'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)
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The airmen, wearing German uniforms, are captured by the Maquis but escape and burn the uniforms, taking clothes off scarecrows instead before disguising themselves as onion sellers. Von ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gorden Kaye ... René Artois
Carmen Silvera ... Edith Artois
Jack Haig Jack Haig ... Roger Leclerc
Guy Siner ... Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
Francesca Gonshaw ... Maria Recamier
Vicki Michelle ... Yvette Carte-Blanche
Kim Hartman ... Private Helga Geerhart
Rose Hill Rose Hill ... Madame Fanny
Richard Marner ... Colonel Kurt von Strohm
Sam Kelly ... Captain Hans Geering
Richard Gibson ... Herr Otto Flick
Kirsten Cooke ... Michelle Dubois
John D. Collins ... Flying Officer Fairfax
Nicholas Frankau ... Flying Officer Carstairs
Denise Kelly Denise Kelly ... Maquis Leader


The airmen, wearing German uniforms, are captured by the Maquis but escape and burn the uniforms, taking clothes off scarecrows instead before disguising themselves as onion sellers. Von Strohm and Geering, now without uniforms, are angry with Rene and he is given two carrier pigeons to send to London for replacement uniforms. He uses the radio transmitter hidden under Madame Fanny's bed instead when Edith kills and cooks the pigeons. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | History | War


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[first lines]
René Artois: My name is Rene, this is my cafe. But at the moment, my life is one big problem. You see, I have to be nice to the Germans. They are my customers, they are winning the war, so if I am not nice to them, they will shoot me. I have to be nice to The Resistance.
Edith Artois: Otherwise they will shoot him for being nice to the Germans!
[his wife Edith leaves]
René Artois: I have to be nice to my wife because if she finds out I'm having an affair with Yvette, she will shoot me. If Yvette finds out I'm having an ...
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Hear my song, Violetta
Written by Othmar Klose, Rudolph Lukesch and Harry S. Pepper
Performed by Carmen Silvera
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25 January 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The early episodes of Allo Allo had to well constructed farces while retaining its cheeky, even risqué humour.

Von Strohm and Geering are hiding in Rene's mother in law's bedroom and are without uniforms. Rene is sending two carrier pigeons to London for replacement uniforms but the tailors are Jewish. Unhappily the pigeons end up in a stew.

The British airmen carrying the picture of the Fallen Madonna are captured by the Maquis, unsure whether they were Gaullists or Communists they escaped, burnt the uniforms and disguised themselves as onion sellers.

Madame Fanny meets an old flame, the forger Leclerc. Herr Flick reveals his kinky side when he gets Helga to undress and Maria has to disguise herself as a boy but still wears stocking leaving Lieutenant Gruber both confused and excited.

Through this muddle Rene needs to keep whatever sanity he can, fend off the Germans, keep the resistance satisfied and balance the attention of his waitresses.

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Release Date:

21 September 1984 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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1.37 : 1
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