'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!

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 6, Episode 3 is repeated on Yesterday on Wednesday at 11:10pm.

Series 4, Episode 1 - Prisoners Of War

It is 1941 and René, Edith, the Colonel, the Captain, Maria and Yvette are still stuck inside Normandy's Stalag Luft IV. Eventually Hans is flung over the fence, but escape methods must be found for the others - not to mention the genuine POWs, if possible!

Further details

Hans is successful in vaulting over the perimeter fence at the POW camp, so one escape is complete. Gruber and Helga decide they will rescue the rest. Gruber picks them up in a garbage collection truck and drives away.


This episode is also known as Hans Goes Over The Top.

Broadcast details

Saturday 7th November 1987
26 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Jack Haig Monsieur Roger LeClerc
John D. Collins Flt. Lt. Fairfax
Nicholas Frankau Flt. Lt. Carstairs
Hilary Minster General Erich Von Klinkerhoffen
Kenneth Connor Monsieur Alfonse
Arthur Bostrom Officer Crabtree
Louis Mansi (as John Louis Mansi) Engelbert Von Smallhausen
Guest cast
Trevor T. Smith German Guard
Martin Sadler Wing Commander (Tunneling Prisoner of War)
Tim Brown Squadron Leader Simpson (Tunneling Prisoner of War)
Nick Burnell Camp Commandant
Paul Cooper Wagstaff
Owen Brenman German Guard
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
Martin Dennis Director
David Croft Producer

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