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'Allo 'Allo!. René François Artois (Gorden Kaye). Copyright: BBC.

'Allo 'Allo!

BBC One sitcom looking at the French reistance. 85 episodes (pilot + 9 series), 1982 - 1992. Stars Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner and others.

Series 5, Episode 19 is repeated on Gold on tomorrow at 11:35am

'Allo 'Allo!. Image shows from L to R: Private Helga Geerhart (Kim Hartman), Herr Otto Flick (Richard Gibson), Edith Melba Artois (Carmen Silvera), René François Artois (Gorden Kaye), Maria (Francesca Gonshaw), Yvette Carte-Blanche (Vicki Michelle), General Erich Von Klinkerhoffen (Hilary Minster), Captain Hans Geering (Sam Kelly), Lieutenant Hubert Gruber (Guy Siner). Copyright: BBC.

'Allo 'Allo!

René Artois, proprietor of Café René in Nazi-occupied France, struggles to keep the business running whilst keeping the resistance and the army happy

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1982 - 1992
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
85   (1 pilot + 9 series)
Starring
Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner, Kim Hartman, Guy Siner, Kirsten Cooke, Richard Gibson and others
Writers
Jeremy Lloyd, David Croft and Paul Adam
Directors
David Croft, Robin Carr, Martin Dennis, Susan Belbin, Richard Boden, Mike Stephens, Sue Longstaff and John B Hobbs
Producers
David Croft, Mike Stephens and John B Hobbs

Occupied France. A small village, Nouvion, has - at its heart - an equally small café, run by René Artois and his wife, Edith. But all is not as it seems at Café René, for the proprietor is the unwitting and unwilling hero of the French resistance; codename Nighthawk.

René struggles through the war, treading a dangerous line between the French resistance, the communist resistance and the occupying German forces, in order to keep his business afloat and his person out of a coffin. Not to mention keeping his affairs with each of his two waitresses hidden from the other - and certainly hidden from his wife!

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