'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
Comedy Gold: 'Allo 'Allo!

Comedy Gold: 'Allo 'Allo!

  • TV documentary
  • Channel 5
  • 2022
  • 1 episode

A new documentary in celebration of the iconic 1980s' wartime sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!. Features Vicki Michelle, Sue Hodge, Arthur Bostrom, Kim Hartman, Richard Gibson and Guy Siner

  • Due to be broadcast on Friday 19th August on C5 at 9pm

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2022
Channels
Channel 5
Episodes
1
Features
Vicki Michelle, Sue Hodge, Arthur Bostrom, Kim Hartman, Richard Gibson and Guy Siner
Producers
Matt Crook, Emma Clarke and Miranda Glasser
Companies

'Allo 'Allo! is one of the UK's best loved sitcoms. Running for a whopping 87 episodes through the 1980s, viewers were entranced by the antics of café owner turned reluctant French Resistance fighter René Artois. Who could forget René's tone-deaf chanteuse wife, the glamorous waitresses, various Nazis and Gestapo members, plucky resistance fighters, British airmen in need of rescue and the English policeman whose every 'good moaning' belied his belief that he spoke French.

In this 90-minute extravaganza, we meet cast and crew, who share their memories of the show. We hear backstage secrets, remember the catchphrases, the comedy costumes, the slapstick scenes and discover the fate of that infamous painting, The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies by Van Klompf.

Among the many stories, we learn how the series came about, the pranks played by cast and crew, and what happened when several stars secretly infiltrated the set of EastEnders. Not only that, we hear about how star Gordon Kaye's accident in the storm of 1990 nearly brought the show to an end.

Featuring contributions from key cast members, including Vicki Michelle, Sue Hodge, Arthur Bostrom, Kim Hartman, Richard Gibson and Guy Siner.

Additional details

Also known as
  • 'Allo 'Allo!: 40 Years Of Laughter (Billed title)
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 19th August 2022 at 9pm on Channel 5
Episode length
90 minutes

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