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 Albert Foiret (43 episodes, 1977-1979)
Angela Richards ...
 Monique Duchamps (41 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Sturmbannführer Ludwig Kessler (38 episodes, 1977-1979)
Juliet Hammond ...
 Natalie Chantrens (37 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ron Pember ...
 Alain Muny (28 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Dr. Pascal Keldermans (23 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Major Erwin Brandt (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
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During World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian town, where locals therefore naturally mix with the Nazi occupation forces, and a just as publicity-shy (even his bed-ridden wife knows nothing) network of the Belgian resistance, devoted to the evacuation of shot-down Allied pilots to Britain. He and his secret 'army' (including some of his staff and the Brussels Dr. Pascal Keldermans), taking orders by illegal radio from London, constantly risk their lives -and if caught by the professionally torturing Gestapo, possibly everyone else's- to find the pilots, hide, nurse and prepare them for the long, dangerous journey out of the Reich under the Nazis' noses, a never ending cat-and-mouse game against specialized German hunters, run by the gentleman Luftwaffe (Air Force)- Major Erwin Brandt and the ruthless Nazi 'secret state police' run by the cunning, authoritarian Sturmbannfuhrer Ludwig ... Written by KGF Vissers

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7 September 1977 (UK)  »

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Belgium - noted for its flat landscape - was recreated on locations in East Anglia which is similarly flat, though some exterior locations were also filmed in Brussels itself. See more »

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Featured in When TV Goes to War (2011) See more »

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22 August 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I too am "revisiting" this programme on UK Drama and it truly is a gem though you do realise where "Allo Allo" came from at times - I hope now that UK Drama have shown this twice that they show the follow up "Kessler" made in 1981 - i can vaguely recall it.


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