'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 25 - Down The Drain

René is packing, once again, to elope with Yvette and the nicked gold to Switzerland - but before he goes, there's the small matter of a missing Enigma machine to deal with.

Further details

Yvette and Edith both question René about the whereabouts of the gold, but he is not talking. The Colonel and Gruber search Café René for the missing Enigma machine, but all they turn up is Yvette's new underwear.


Despite being credited, neither Helga, Herr Flick, Von Smallhousen nor Captain Bertorelli appear in this episode. They may have appeared in scenes which were cut for timing.

Broadcast details

Saturday 18th February 1989
25 minutes


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Friday 26th April 2013 1:40pm Gold
Friday 26th April 2013 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 11th July 2013 7:25am Gold
Thursday 11th July 2013 1:15pm Gold
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Wednesday 18th September 2013 9:15am Gold
Friday 28th February 2014 4:50pm BBC2
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Monday 31st March 2014 2:30pm Gold
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Wednesday 24th December 2014 3:30am Gold
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Tuesday 28th April 2015 3:00am Gold
Friday 7th August 2015 3:05pm BBC2
Saturday 12th September 2015 12:35pm Gold
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Saturday 25th June 2016 8:35am Gold
Sunday 26th June 2016 8:20am Gold
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Sunday 3rd July 2016 8:10am Gold
Tuesday 27th September 2016 11:15pm Yesterday
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Monday 14th September 2020 6:40pm Drama
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Sunday 18th April 2021 8:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 29th April 2021 12:10am Yesterday
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Wednesday 1st September 2021 9:00pm Yesterday
Friday 29th October 2021 6:40pm Drama
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Saturday 12th November 2022 1:00am Drama
Sunday 2nd July 2023 8:00pm Yesterday
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Sunday 18th February 2024 8:30pm Yesterday

Cast & crew

Gorden Kaye René François Artois
Carmen Silvera Edith Melba Artois
Vicki Michelle Yvette Carte-Blanche
Richard Marner Colonel Kurt Von Strohm
Guy Siner Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
Kirsten Cooke Michelle Dubois
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
Sue Hodge Mimi Labonq
Guest cast
David Lloyd German Soldier
Writing team
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Ronald Chesney Writer
Production team
Richard Boden Director
David Croft Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
David Buckingham Production Designer

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