'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.

Episode menu

Series 5, Episode 4 - The Dreaded Circular Saw

In the confusion of the chateau 'fire', René and LeClerc - now in full German uniform - are captured by the Communist Resistance and held captive in an old sawmill. Meanwhile, the Colonel is distraught to learn that the original Fallen Madonna and van Gogh have gone missing.

Further details

During the pandemonium caused by the fire at the chateau, LeClerc breaks into the safe and finds the Fallen Madonna and the van Gogh instead of the invasion plans. He nicks these and escapes disguised as a German.

Broadcast details

Saturday 24th September 1988
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 26th March 2013 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 26th March 2013 7:40pm Gold
Saturday 22nd June 2013 5:45pm Gold
Sunday 23rd June 2013 1:25pm Gold
Friday 23rd August 2013 7:35am Gold
Friday 23rd August 2013 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 21st November 2013 4:15pm BBC2
Friday 14th March 2014 8:30am Gold
Friday 14th March 2014 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 27th July 2014 9:30am Gold
Thursday 2nd October 2014 10:45am Gold
Thursday 2nd October 2014 4:25pm Gold
Monday 15th December 2014 3:35am Gold
Friday 16th January 2015 1:10pm Gold
Sunday 1st February 2015 10:05am Gold
Friday 3rd April 2015 8:20am Gold
Thursday 28th May 2015 4:15pm BBC2
Saturday 11th July 2015 3:55pm Gold
Friday 23rd October 2015 8:25am Gold
Saturday 7th May 2016 9:40am Gold
Sunday 8th May 2016 8:10am Gold
Tuesday 16th August 2016 11:20pm Yesterday
Wednesday 17th August 2016 8:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 7th February 2017 4:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 7th February 2017 10:20pm Yesterday
Sunday 10th June 2018 8:00pm Yesterday
Monday 30th July 2018 1:40pm Drama
Monday 30th July 2018 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 16th December 2018 8:35pm Yesterday
Sunday 17th March 2019 9:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 30th July 2019 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 1st September 2019 8:35pm Yesterday
Thursday 13th August 2020 6:40pm Drama
Sunday 20th September 2020 9:10pm Yesterday
Sunday 7th March 2021 9:30pm Yesterday
Thursday 11th March 2021 12:05am Yesterday
Wednesday 21st July 2021 12:35am Yesterday
Wednesday 21st July 2021 10:40pm Yesterday
Thursday 30th September 2021 6:40pm Drama
Thursday 13th October 2022 7:00am Drama
Thursday 13th October 2022 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 21st May 2023 9:40pm Yesterday
Sunday 17th September 2023 9:05pm Yesterday
Thursday 28th September 2023 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 14th 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
Arthur Bostrom Officer Crabtree
Louis Mansi (as John Louis Mansi) Engelbert Von Smallhausen
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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