'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 8 - The Arrival Of The Homing Duck

With the General breathing ever-closer down his neck over the location of the paintings, the Colonel issues René an ultimatium. Meanwhile, Michelle explains her plans for a long-distance duck to transport the microfilm, and Madame Edith goes into hiding - as LeClerc.

Further details

René tells Edith, Yvette and Mimi that Denise is out to get them. Edith is frightened into disguising herself first as her mother and then as LeClerc. Helga reports the whereabouts of the paintings to the Colonel.

Broadcast details

Saturday 22nd October 1988
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 3rd April 2013 1:40pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd April 2013 7:40pm Gold
Monday 1st July 2013 7:00am Gold
Monday 1st July 2013 12:50pm Gold
Saturday 6th July 2013 3:40pm Gold
Sunday 7th July 2013 11:40am Gold
Wednesday 28th August 2013 7:35am Gold
Wednesday 28th August 2013 1:25pm Gold
Thursday 28th November 2013 4:35pm BBC2
Tuesday 18th March 2014 8:30am Gold
Tuesday 18th March 2014 2:55pm Gold
Sunday 3rd August 2014 9:35am Gold
Wednesday 8th October 2014 4:25pm Gold
Thursday 9th October 2014 10:45am Gold
Wednesday 17th December 2014 2:45am Gold
Thursday 22nd January 2015 1:10pm Gold
Sunday 8th February 2015 8:40am Gold
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 4:15pm BBC2
Saturday 25th July 2015 4:05pm Gold
Tuesday 27th October 2015 7:50am Gold
Tuesday 27th October 2015 8:25am Gold
Saturday 21st May 2016 9:15am Gold
Sunday 22nd May 2016 8:55am Gold
Wednesday 24th August 2016 11:15pm Yesterday
Thursday 25th August 2016 8:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 14th February 2017 4:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 14th February 2017 10:20pm Yesterday
Sunday 17th June 2018 8:40pm Yesterday
Thursday 2nd August 2018 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 2nd August 2018 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 23rd December 2018 9:10pm Yesterday
Sunday 31st March 2019 8:00pm Yesterday
Monday 5th August 2019 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 8th September 2019 9:15pm Yesterday
Wednesday 19th August 2020 6:40pm Drama
Sunday 4th October 2020 8:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 14th March 2021 9:30pm Yesterday
Wednesday 24th March 2021 11:00pm Yesterday
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Wednesday 19th October 2022 7:00am Drama
Wednesday 19th October 2022 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 20th October 2022 12:40am Drama
Sunday 28th May 2023 9:40pm Yesterday
Sunday 24th September 2023 9:05pm Yesterday
Wednesday 4th October 2023 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 21st 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
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
Louis Mansi (as John Louis Mansi) Engelbert Von Smallhausen
Gavin Richards Captain Alberto Bertorelli
Sue Hodge Mimi Labonq
Guest cast
Patrick Edwards German Guard
John Readman Italian Soldier
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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