'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 9 - Watch The Birdie

It is, finally, time for the Generals' Conference and the planning of the invasion of England - the resistance furnish René with another suitably ridiculous photographic device to capture their plans. But it could all go awry if Mimi kills one of the attendees before the day...

Further details

Michelle gives René an outfit in which he can conceal the camera so he can take pictures of the invasion plans. Café René is doing the catering for the Meeting of the Generals, so the stage is set for photographic intrigue.

Broadcast details

Saturday 29th October 1988
25 minutes


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Monday 25th March 2013 1:40pm Gold
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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
Louis Mansi (as John Louis Mansi) Engelbert Von Smallhausen
Gavin Richards Captain Alberto Bertorelli
Sue Hodge Mimi Labonq
Guest cast
Tim Brown Tailor
Ken Morley General Leopold Von Flockenstuffen
Paul Cooper 'London Calling' (Voice)
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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