In WW2 France, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.
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Series cast summary:
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 René Artois (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
Carmen Silvera ...
 Edith Artois (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Yvette Carte-Blanche (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Colonel Kurt von Strohm (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Private Helga Geerhart / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Lieutenant Hubert Gruber (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
Kirsten Cooke ...
 Michelle Dubois (82 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Herr Otto Flick (79 episodes, 1982-1992)
Rose Hill ...
 Madame Fanny (78 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Officer Crabtree (74 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Flying Officer Fairfax (64 episodes, 1982-1992)
Nicholas Frankau ...
 Flying Officer Carstairs (64 episodes, 1982-1992)
Louis Mansi ...
 Herr Engelbert von Smallhausen / ... (63 episodes, 1985-1992)
Sue Hodge ...
 Mimi Labonq (62 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Monsieur Alfonse (62 episodes, 1984-1992)
Hilary Minster ...
 General Erich von Klinkerhoffen / ... (59 episodes, 1984-1992)
Jack Haig ...
 Roger Leclerc (51 episodes, 1982-1989)
Gavin Richards ...
 Captain Alberto Bertorelli (35 episodes, 1987-1991)
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René Artois runs a small café in France during World War II. He always seems to have his hands full: He's having affairs with most of his waitresses, he's keeping his wife happy, he's trying to please the German soldiers who frequent his café, and he's running a major underground operation for the Resistance. Quite often, the Germans' incompetence itself is what nearly lands René and his cohorts in hot water; they are not helped either by the locals, who are dreadfully keen to get rid of the Germans, but their blatant and theatrical attempts at espionage and secrecy often create problems that René must solve quickly. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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30 December 1982 (UK)  »

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Allo 'Allo!  »

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Trivia

'listen very carefully, I shall say this only once' was never meant to be a catchphrase, it was said once and it got a laugh, so the character of Michelle said it in every episode after. Many famous catchphrase were created by accident. See more »

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At the end of each episode there is a list of "Cast in order of appearance", but on several occasions, the order of the list does not reflect the actual order in which the actors appear in the episode. In season 5, there are even some episodes where actors are credited in the list without appearing in the episode. See more »

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[in order to save René from the duel with Monsieur Alphonse, the colonel intends to have a military practice at the site and kill him in the crossfire]
René: I don't know, is it possible to just wound him?
Capt. Hans Geering: With a 25lb shell, 'just wounding' may be difficult.
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without doubt, THE best tv show EVER!
29 November 2001 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

Words can't explain how much I love this show, it's just amazing. It's extremely funny, but the only downside is that it's not easy to find on tv these days... In the 80's and early 90's it was very well known and loved, but then disappeared into nowhere... A small town in War time France makes a great setting for this wonderful tv show, and the language barrier is easily fixed... everyone speaks in English, but the British have British accents, the French, French accents, the Germans, German accents etc. Th storyline follows on from the previous episodes, with Rene explaining what happened in the last episode. Watch it, you won't regret it.


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