'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 5, Episode 12 - Who's For The Vatican?

All hell is breaking loose in Nouvion: the captured Generals are free, Von Klinkerhoffen is sending Gruber and Colonel Von Strohm to the Russian front, and René is sent to collect the paintings before helping them escape to South America!

Further details

Fearing being blamed for the ten Generals who were sent to the coast, René sets out to brick himself into his cellar. Michelle arrives with a medal for his bravery but also with a suicide pill since he knows too much.


This episode is also known as Parade of Prams.

Broadcast details

Saturday 19th November 1988
24 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 9th April 2013 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 9th April 2013 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd July 2013 7:00am Gold
Wednesday 3rd July 2013 12:50pm Gold
Saturday 13th July 2013 2:15pm Gold
Sunday 14th July 2013 11:30am Gold
Friday 30th August 2013 7:35am Gold
Friday 30th August 2013 1:25pm Gold
Wednesday 11th December 2013 5:05pm BBC2
Thursday 20th March 2014 8:30am Gold
Thursday 20th March 2014 2:50pm Gold
Saturday 9th August 2014 10:05am Gold
Wednesday 15th October 2014 10:35am Gold
Thursday 18th December 2014 2:50am Gold
Wednesday 28th January 2015 1:10pm Gold
Saturday 14th February 2015 10:20am Gold
Wednesday 10th June 2015 4:15pm BBC2
Saturday 1st August 2015 4:30pm Gold
Thursday 29th October 2015 8:25am Gold
Saturday 28th May 2016 9:20am Gold
Sunday 29th May 2016 8:50am Gold
Thursday 1st September 2016 11:20pm Yesterday
Friday 2nd September 2016 8:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 21st February 2017 4:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 21st February 2017 10:20pm Yesterday
Sunday 24th June 2018 9:10pm Yesterday
Monday 6th August 2018 2:00pm Drama
Monday 6th August 2018 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 7th April 2019 8:40pm Yesterday
Friday 9th August 2019 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 22nd September 2019 8:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 2nd February 2020 8:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 25th August 2020 6:40pm Drama
Sunday 11th October 2020 8:35pm Yesterday
Sunday 21st March 2021 9:30pm Yesterday
Wednesday 31st March 2021 11:50pm Yesterday
Wednesday 4th August 2021 12:40am Yesterday
Wednesday 4th August 2021 10:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 12th October 2021 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 25th October 2022 7:00am Drama
Tuesday 25th October 2022 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 26th October 2022 12:55am Drama
Sunday 4th June 2023 9:40pm Yesterday
Sunday 1st October 2023 9:05pm Yesterday
Tuesday 10th October 2023 6:05pm Drama
Sunday 28th January 2024 8:00pm Yesterday

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
Jack Haig Monsieur Roger LeClerc
Hilary Minster General Erich Von Klinkerhoffen
Kenneth Connor Monsieur Alfonse
Arthur Bostrom Officer Crabtree
Sue Hodge Mimi Labonq
Moira Foot Denise Laroque
Carole Ashby Louise
Guest cast
Trevor T. Smith German Guard
John Readman Italian Soldier
Jacqueline Ashman Michelle's Assistant
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Susan Belbin Director
David Croft Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
David Buckingham Production Designer

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