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Streaming service BritBox has issued another warning about "outdated" content in the classic French resistance sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!.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

'Allo 'Allo! celebrated with blue plaque in Thetford

Cast members of 'Allo 'Allo! have been reunited at the unveiling of a blue plaque to remember the sitcom.

The series, which made light of the Nazi occupation of France during World War Two, ran on BBC One from 1982 to 1992.

The British Comedy Society (BCS) unveiled the plaque at Lynford Hall, Mundford, near Thetford, Norfolk.

BBC, 7th September 2019

Sitcom stars say 'Allo 'Allo! to blue plaque

It was one of the biggest television series of the 1980s - at one point getting around 14 million viewers every week.

But did you know much of the wartime comedy 'Allo 'Allo! was filmed near Thetford in Norfolk?

ITV, 7th September 2019

Blue plaque unveiled in honour of sitcom

Today a blue plaque will be unveiled at Lynford Hall, Mundford, near Thetford, in celebration of the programme's 35th anniversary.

The event will see the surviving cast reunite for the first time at the hall, which was used to film a number of the outside shots of the cafe and Nouvion town square.

Marc Betts, The Eastern Daily Press, 7th September 2019

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