'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 13 - Ribbing The Bonk

Mimi, Gruber, Bertorelli and the Colonel are held at the Communist Resistance's secret headquarters - René escapes with message of their ransom: 1 million francs. General Von Klinkerhoffen, however, is not keen to pay.

Further details

The Colonel, Gruber, Bertorelli and LeClerc are held ransom by Denise and the Communists. Michelle learns of the situation and decides this an opportune time to do away with both the Germans and the Communists.


This episode is also known as The Bank Job.

Broadcast details

Saturday 26th November 1988
24 minutes


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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
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
Gavin Richards Captain Alberto Bertorelli
Sue Hodge Mimi Labonq
Moira Foot Denise Laroque
Carole Ashby Louise
Guest cast
Jackie D. Broad Communist Girl
Eddie Caswell Fruit Seller
Owen Brenman 'London Calling' (Voice)
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
David Croft Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
David Buckingham Production Designer

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