'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.

Press clippings

Classic UK TV sitcoms transfer to stage - and thrill the superfans

Fawlty Towers, The Fast Show, Only Fools And Horses ... the vogue for screen-to-stage shows taps into our need for nostalgia.

Rachel Aroesti, The Observer, 11th February 2024

TV sitcoms give clues to why Brits voted for Brexit

Sitcoms such as 'Allo 'Allo!, Dad's Army and Fawlty Towers could explain Brexit, an academic has claimed. Historian Gavin Schaffer says the comedies offer a way to understand the political cultures that led to the seismic vote to leave Europe - reflecting the British public's ambivalence towards Europe and their desire to stand apart from the reset of the continent.

University of Birmingham, 3rd July 2023

BBC Four to repeat comedy classics

To link in with the celebrations of 100 years of the BBC, from Saturday 22nd October BBC Four will begin broadcasting classic episodes of sitcoms and sketch shows.

British Comedy Guide, 14th October 2022

'Allo 'Allo! star Francesca Gonshaw stood in council election

Francesca Gonshaw, who played waitress Maria in 'Allo 'Allo!, stood for the Liberal Democrats in Westminster. Sadly, her celebrity didn't impress voters, and she came sixth with just 371 votes.

Chortle, 7th May 2022

Do you really need to be protected from 'Allo 'Allo?

Yet another much-loved sitcom has been slapped with a content warning.

Tim Dawson, Spiked, 9th August 2021

BritBox slaps another content warning on 'Allo 'Allo!

Streaming service BritBox has issued another warning about "outdated" content in the classic French resistance sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!.

Henna Sharma, The Sun, 5th August 2021

No good comedy will survive the progressive purge

Comedy is cancelled. Or rather, comedy that doesn't "reflect the times" is cancelled, which in practice is the same thing. According to the BBC, Little Britain will no longer be available on iPlayer because "times have changed". Netflix has followed suit, adding Matt Lucas and David Walliams' other recent hit, Come Fly with Me, as well as The League Of Gentlemen to the banned list for good measure.

Tim Dawson, The Telegraph, 11th June 2020

Vicki Michelle says comedy today is 'boring'

Actress and 'Allo 'Allo! icon Vicki Michelle, 68, who played Yvette in the 1980s war-time drama says it's gone too PC.

Rosie Hopegood, The Mirror, 22nd September 2019

'Allo 'Allo! cast reunite

Surviving stars of 'Allo 'Allo! yesterday reunited to unveil a blue plaque marking 35 years of the wartime sitcom.

The tribute was put up at Lynford Hall, a Norfolk country house that stood in for Nouvion town square and the exterior of René's café.

Chortle, 8th September 2019

Blue plaque unveiled for 'Allo 'Allo!

A blue plaque has been unveiled to recognise the 35th anniversary of 'Allo 'Allo!. The surviving cast reunited at Lynford Hall in Norfolk, where many of the sitcom's scenes were filmed, to unveil The British Comedy Society's tribute.

British Comedy Guide, 7th September 2019

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