'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 14 - The Reluctant Millionaires

When Mimi appears in the square with news that the General freed everyone from the Communists, René and co. are delighted that they will not need to pay the ransom - but upon learning who the stolen money actually belongs to, they are soon desperately trying to get rid...

Further details

The stolen money from the bank robbery is hidden in the cuckoo clock. Concerned because her singing is driving away the paying customers, René tries to convince Edith instead to mime to a Jeanette McDonald record.


This episode is also known as Communists in the Cupboard.

Broadcast details

Saturday 3rd December 1988
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 11th April 2013 1:40pm Gold
Thursday 11th April 2013 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 4th July 2013 7:10am Gold
Thursday 4th July 2013 1:00pm Gold
Saturday 13th July 2013 3:25pm Gold
Sunday 14th July 2013 12:35pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd September 2013 1:55pm Gold
Wednesday 4th September 2013 10:20am Gold
Friday 13th December 2013 5:05pm BBC2
Friday 21st March 2014 8:30am Gold
Friday 21st March 2014 2:55pm Gold
Sunday 10th August 2014 9:30am Gold
Thursday 16th October 2014 4:10pm Gold
Friday 17th October 2014 10:35am Gold
Friday 19th December 2014 2:45am Gold
Friday 30th January 2015 1:10pm Gold
Sunday 15th February 2015 8:25am Gold
Friday 12th June 2015 4:15pm BBC2
Saturday 8th August 2015 4:50pm Gold
Friday 30th October 2015 8:25am Gold
Saturday 4th June 2016 7:50am Gold
Sunday 5th June 2016 7:00am Gold
Tuesday 6th September 2016 11:15pm Yesterday
Wednesday 7th September 2016 8:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 23rd February 2017 4:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 23rd February 2017 10:20pm Yesterday
Sunday 1st July 2018 8:35pm Yesterday
Wednesday 8th August 2018 2:00pm Drama
Wednesday 8th August 2018 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 14th April 2019 8:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 13th August 2019 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 22nd September 2019 9:05pm Yesterday
Sunday 19th January 2020 8:30pm Yesterday
Thursday 27th August 2020 6:40pm Drama
Sunday 18th October 2020 8:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 28th March 2021 8:30pm Yesterday
Wednesday 7th April 2021 11:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 10th August 2021 11:35pm Yesterday
Wednesday 11th August 2021 9:35pm Yesterday
Thursday 14th October 2021 6:40pm Drama
Thursday 27th October 2022 7:00am Drama
Thursday 27th October 2022 6:00pm Drama
Friday 28th October 2022 12:40am Drama
Sunday 11th June 2023 8:35pm Yesterday
Sunday 8th October 2023 8:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 12th October 2023 6:05pm Drama
Sunday 28th January 2024 9:05pm 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
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
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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