'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.

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Series 2 - The Gâteau From The Château

General Von Klinkerhoffen's control over the town is beginning to be felt, and no one is happy; not the resistance, nor the army, and certainly not the gestapo. But with the help of drugs, poison darts and exploding confectionery, one party must be able to stop him - right?

Further details

General Von Klinkerhoffen orders Colonel Von Strom to woo Edith in order to infiltrate the Resistance. The Colonel soon relegates the duty to Captain Goering. The wind changes on the balloon carrying the British airmen, forcing them to land in Fanny's bedroom. Herr Flick plots the death of General Von Klinkerhoffen by poison dart, with Helga assigned to do the fatal deed. Michelle has Edith bake a Black Forest Cake packed with dynamite for the General's party.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th December 1985
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 20th December 2010 1:45pm BBC1
Sunday 23rd December 2012 12:10pm BBC1
Wednesday 6th March 2013 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 6th March 2013 7:00pm Gold
Sunday 24th November 2013 6:25pm Gold
Monday 25th November 2013 2:50pm Gold
Sunday 8th December 2013 6:00pm Gold
Monday 9th December 2013 1:50pm Gold
Wednesday 28th November 2018 9:00pm Yesterday
Wednesday 28th November 2018 11:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 29th November 2018 9:00pm Yesterday
Monday 24th December 2018 8:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 25th December 2018 12:10am Yesterday
Monday 9th December 2019 11:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 10th December 2019 9:40pm Yesterday
Friday 20th December 2019 6:55pm Drama
Sunday 18th October 2020 2:00am Yesterday
Friday 23rd October 2020 7:05am Yesterday
Saturday 24th October 2020 2:00am Yesterday
Sunday 23rd October 2022 9:20pm BBC4
Monday 18th December 2023 9:00pm BBC4

Cast & crew

Gorden Kaye René François Artois
Carmen Silvera Edith Melba Artois
Vicki Michelle Yvette Carte-Blanche
Richard Marner Colonel Kurt Von Strohm
Kim Hartman Private Helga Geerhart
Guy Siner Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
Kirsten Cooke Michelle Dubois
Richard Gibson Herr Otto Flick
Rose Hill Madame Fanny 'Fifi' Lafanne
Sam Kelly Captain Hans Geering
Francesca Gonshaw Maria
Jack Haig Monsieur Roger LeClerc
John D. Collins Flt. Lt. Fairfax
Nicholas Frankau Flt. Lt. Carstairs
Hilary Minster General Erich Von Klinkerhoffen
Guest cast
Phoebe Scholfield Henriette (Michelle's Assistant)
Philip Kendall 'London Calling' (Voice)
Joy Allen Mrs Fairfax (Voice)
Julie-Christian Young Operator (Voice)
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
John Dunstan Editor
Phil Southby Editor
David Buckingham Production Designer

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