'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 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


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Wednesday 13th March 2013 1:40pm Gold
Wednesday 13th March 2013 7:40pm Gold
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Sunday 30th November 2014 8:35am Gold
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Monday 5th January 2015 1:10pm Gold
Saturday 24th January 2015 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 14th May 2015 4:15pm BBC2
Sunday 5th July 2015 2:50pm Gold
Monday 19th October 2015 7:50am Gold
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Thursday 26th January 2017 4:20pm Yesterday
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Wednesday 1st February 2017 7:50am Gold
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Sunday 10th July 2022 8:50pm Yesterday
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Monday 3rd October 2022 12:10am Drama
Sunday 25th December 2022 8:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 19th February 2023 9:25pm Yesterday
Sunday 26th March 2023 8:50pm Yesterday
Friday 15th September 2023 6:00pm Drama

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
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
John Dunstan Editor
Ed Wooden Editor
David Buckingham Production Designer

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