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The Wooing of Widow Artois 

Because Hitler wants the painting, Herr Flick orders René to hide the painting, that's concealed in a sausage, in his kitchen.


David Croft


Jeremy Lloyd (by), David Croft (by) | 2 more credits »




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


Hitler wants the painting of the Fallen Madonna Herr Flick has. Herr Flick decides to give an ignorant colonel Von Strohm a forgery to send to Hitler and tells René to hide the real painting, which is concealed in a sausage, in his kitchen. Herr Flick tells Helga about his plan, but she clues in colonel Von Strohm and they too hatch a plan. Now that they're officially no longer married and René is posing as his own twin brother, René has to marry Edith again to 'get his finger back in his own till'. This is complicated by the fact he loves Yvette and Marie instead of Edith and there are more men who want their hands on the café and woo Edith. Meanwhile, the two British airmen are dressed as a cow for yet another escape plan. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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I see flashing knobs!
14 January 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Rene hides the painting, inside a sausage in his cellar. Edith is now intent on finding a new husband, and blatantly has fun sending the Café's money.

The scene where Rene passes the sausage over to Rene is a classic moment, it's so funny, the look on his face is priceless.

I love the idea of a Gestapo entertainment budget, the writing here truly was so funny.

That scene where Madame Fanny sees the flashing knobs is so funny, it tend for years and never stopped being funny.

At this stage, I have to say they repeated so much material, but they got away with it because it was so funny, and the performances genuinely were terrific.

Double entendres aplenty. This was very, very funny. 9/10

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Release Date:

28 October 1985 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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1.37 : 1
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