'Allo 'Allo!. Image shows from L to R: Edith Melba Artois (Carmen Silvera), René François Artois (Gorden Kaye), Yvette Carte-Blanche (Vicki Michelle). Copyright: BBC
'Allo 'Allo!

'Allo 'Allo!

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1982 - 1992
  • 85 episodes (9 series)

René Artois, proprietor of Café René in Nazi-occupied France, struggles to keep the business running whilst keeping the resistance and the army happy. Stars Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner, Kim Hartman and more.

'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

Key details

1982 - 1992
85 (1 pilot + 9 series)
Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner, Kim Hartman, Guy Siner, Kirsten Cooke, Richard Gibson and more
Jeremy Lloyd, David Croft and Paul Adam
David Croft, Robin Carr, Martin Dennis, Susan Belbin, Richard Boden, Mike Stephens, Sue Longstaff and John B Hobbs
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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Additional details

Also known as
  • 'Allo 'Allo
Camera set-up
Theme tune composed by Roy Moore and David Croft.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 30th December 1982 at 8:25pm on BBC One
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 2: Sunday at 8pm on Yesterday
  2. Series 2, Episode 3: Sunday at 8:40pm on Yesterday
  3. Series 2, Episode 4: Sunday at 9:20pm on Yesterday
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Pilot and Series 1 - 4
  • Norfolk - Location filming from Series 1 onwards
  • BBC Elstree Centre - Series 5

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