About the Series
Genre: UK Sitcom
First Transmission: 1982-1992
Allo ‘Allo! was created by David Croft
The comedy was a spoof version of the BBC drama series, Secret Army. Rene Artois just wants enough peace and quiet to run his cafe and carouse with his waitresses without his wife Edith catching him out. Unfortunately, the small matter of a war needs to be to contended with. The Resistance want him to help them to repatriate escaped British airmen, while Rene wants to avoid being shot by the Germans.
Gordon Kaye: Rene Artois
Carmen Silvera: Edith Artois
Vicki Michelle: Yvette Carte-Blanche
Best Episode [ S2 Ep7 ]
The Gateau from the Chateau – The General plans a party at the chateau to celebrate the Kaiser’s birthday. The Resistance, see this as the ideal situation to assassinate the General. The Gestapo discover the Resistance are plotting to blow up the chateau, so the party moves to the cafe, leaving René much less keen on the Resistance’s plans.
26 December 1985
Worst Episode [ S7 Ep1 ]
A Quiet Honeymoon – Madame Fanny and Ernest Leclerc are arrested after stealing a motorbike and smashing through a roadblock. General Von Flockenstuffen announces that he is replacing General Von Klinkerhoffen because of the latter’s nervous breakdown.
5 January 1991
Full Episode Guide
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.
The British Are Coming (1982) –
Rene Artois, the owner of the Cafe Rene in the French village of Nouvion, is ‘persuaded’ by the Resistance to hide two escaping British airmen.
The British ‘Ave Come (1984) –
Flick is trying to trace a valuable painting called “The Fallen Madonna.”
Pigeon Post (1984) –
The British Airmen are captured by the Communist Resistance, having escaped in the German officers’ uniforms.
Saville Row To The Rescue (1984) –
René waits for the plane to drop the German uniforms, but when it lands, a tailor is on board.
The Execution (1984) –
While on a sabotage mission, Rene is captured by German troops.
The Funeral (1984) –
René begins posing as his own twin brother, as his “funeral” is arranged.
Red Nick’s Colonel (1984) –
Von Strohm and Captain Geering are captured by the Communist Resistance.
The Dance Of The Hitler Youth (1984) –
Rene and Edith disguise themselves to get into Gestapo headquarters.
Six Big Boobies (1985) –
Edith is now a rich widow after Rene’s presumed demise.
The Wooing Of Widow Artois (1985) –
Edith continues to gallivant around the village.
The Policeman Cometh (1985) –
While Rene believes he is finally getting rid of the British airmen, another agent is dropped by parachute, disguised as a French policeman.
Swiftly And With Style (1985) –
René and the Captain are captured by the Résistance, only to be rescued by Herr Flick.
The Duel (1985) –
Rene and Alfonse duel over the hand of Edith.
Herr Flick’s Revenge (1985) –
The Colonel, the Captain and Rene are taken to the dungeons of the chateau.
The Gateau From The Chateau (1985) –
Nearly everyone has a plan to kill General Von Klinkerhoffen.
The Nicked Knockwurst (1986) –
Rene is ordered to steal a vintage plane.
Gruber Does Some Mincing (1986) –
René talks Gruber into making yet another copy of the painting.
The Sausage In The Wardrobe (1986) –
Maria and the Fallen Madonna have been caught by Von Klinkerhoffen, and now they need to be rescued.
Flight Of Fancy (1986) –
In order to get the airmen back to England, Rene and others disguise themselves as roadworkers.
Pretty Maids All In A Row (1987) –
Rene believes that his hiding place for the Fallen Madonna may have been rumbled.
The Great Un-Escape (1987) –
Rene finds himself in a tunnel as part of his quest to find uniforms for the British airmen.
Prisoners Of War (1987) –
A plan is hatched to enable an escape from a Prisoner of War camp.
Camp Dance (1987) –
Rene and his fellow prisoners dress as girls from the Folies Bergere to escape from the POW camp.
Good Staff Are Hard To Find (1987) –
The Resistance supplies a new waitress for Cafe Rene.
The Flying Nun (1987) –
The Resistance’s radio signal is being jammed by the Gestapo, which leads to Mimi hanging off the line of a kite while disguised as a nun.
The Sausage In The Trousers (1987) –
Without batteries to power the radio in the attic bedroom, René and Yvette must generate it using pedal power.
The Jet-Propelled Mother-In-Law (1987) –
General Von Klinkerhoffen has commandeered Monsieur Alfonse’s vineyard.