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Release Date:
30 December 1982 (UK) See more »
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. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 66)

Gorden Kaye ... René Artois (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
Carmen Silvera ... Edith Artois (85 episodes, 1982-1992)

Vicki Michelle ... Yvette Carte-Blanche (85 episodes, 1982-1992)

Richard Marner ... Colonel Kurt von Strohm (85 episodes, 1982-1992)

Kim Hartman ... Private Helga Geerhart / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1992)

Guy Siner ... Lieutenant Hubert Gruber (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
Kirsten Cooke ... Michelle Dubois (82 episodes, 1982-1992)

Richard Gibson ... Herr Otto Flick (79 episodes, 1982-1992)
Rose Hill ... Madame Fanny (78 episodes, 1982-1992)

Arthur Bostrom ... Officer Crabtree (74 episodes, 1985-1992)
John D. Collins ... 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)

Kenneth Connor ... 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)

Series Directed by
David Croft (30 episodes, 1982-1989)
Martin Dennis (23 episodes, 1987-1989)
John B. Hobbs (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
Richard Boden (7 episodes, 1989)
Susan Belbin (6 episodes, 1988)
Robin Carr (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Sue Longstaff (5 episodes, 1991)
Mike Stephens (5 episodes, 1991)
Series Writing credits
David Croft (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
Jeremy Lloyd (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
Paul Adam (24 episodes, 1991-1992)

Series Produced by
David Croft .... producer (61 episodes, 1982-1989)
John B. Hobbs .... producer (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
Mike Stephens .... producer (10 episodes, 1991)
Series Original Music by
David Croft (1 episode, 1988)
Roy Moore (1 episode, 1991)
Series Film Editing by
John Dunstan (22 episodes, 1982-1987)
Rob Poole (8 episodes, 1989)
Series Production Design by
David Buckingham (45 episodes, 1985-1989)
Roger Harris (10 episodes, 1991)
John Stout (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Janet Budden (7 episodes, 1984)
Gary Williamson (6 episodes, 1989)
Shaun Moore (6 episodes, 1992)
Paul Cross (2 episodes, 1989)
Series Costume Design by
Sheena Napier (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Christian Dyall (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
Carol Lawrence (10 episodes, 1991)
Rosemary Cheshire (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jill Taylor (6 episodes, 1992)
Jacqueline Parry (5 episodes, 1985)
Series Makeup Department
Ann Rayment .... make-up designer (26 episodes, 1988-1989)
Benita Barrell .... make-up (13 episodes, 1985-1987)
Joan Stribling .... makeup designer / make-up designer (10 episodes, 1991)
Charlotte Betsworth .... make-up designer (8 episodes, 1989)
Suzanne Jansen .... make-up designer (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Helen Barrett .... make-up (7 episodes, 1984)
Lisa Pickering .... make-up / makeup designer (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jane Walker .... make-up designer / makeup designer (6 episodes, 1992)
Janet Phillips .... make-up designer (4 episodes, 1991)
Linda McInnes .... make-up designer (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Production Management
Martin Dennis .... production manager (22 episodes, 1984-1988)
Roy Gould .... production manager (15 episodes, 1989)
Simon Spencer .... production manager (13 episodes, 1987-1991)
Peter Lovell .... production manager (9 episodes, 1991)
Susan Belbin .... production manager (8 episodes, 1982-1984)
Jez Nightingale .... production manager (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Mick Evans .... production manager (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ian Strachan .... production manager (7 episodes, 1988)
Mike Pearce .... production manager (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Suzanna Shaw .... production manager (7 episodes, 1991)
Nick Jowitt .... production manager (6 episodes, 1988)
Series Art Department
Pauline Seager .... properties buyer (21 episodes, 1988-1992)
Nick Barnett .... properties buyer (10 episodes, 1991)
Andrew Smee .... graphic designer (10 episodes, 1991)
Sue Claybyn .... properties buyer (8 episodes, 1989)
Brenda Barker .... properties buyer (7 episodes, 1984)
John Watts .... properties buyer (7 episodes, 1985)
Phil Taylor .... properties buyer (7 episodes, 1989)
Chris Ferriday .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Paul Richmond .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1987)
Roger Williams .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1988)
Jayne Libotte .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1992)
Series Sound Department
John Mooney .... sound (72 episodes, 1982-1991)
Chris Shellard .... deputy sound supervisor (62 episodes, 1985-1991)
Michael McCarthy .... sound supervisor / sound / ... (51 episodes, 1982-1989)
Michael Spencer .... film sound (15 episodes, 1985-1987)
Alan Machin .... sound supervisor (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
Graham Wilkinson .... sound supervisor (10 episodes, 1991)
John A. Parry .... film recordist (8 episodes, 1989)
Terry Elms .... film sound (6 episodes, 1984)
Len Shorey .... sound (3 episodes, 1987)
Martin Deane .... sound supervisor (3 episodes, 1989)
Tony Philpot .... sound (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Special Effects by
Chris Reynolds .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Visual Effects by
Steve Lucas .... visual effects designer (20 episodes, 1986-1991)
Andy Lazell .... visual effects designer (14 episodes, 1989-1992)
Synclair Brebner .... visual effects designer (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dave Bezkorowajny .... visual effects designer (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Roger Turner .... visual effects designer (7 episodes, 1989)
Colin Gorry .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 1987)
Robert Thomas .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 1988)
Ted Grumbt .... visual effects: for Effects Associates / visual effects / ... (5 episodes, 1984)
David Barton .... visual effects (5 episodes, 1985)
Colin Mapson .... visual effects (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Stunts
Stuart Fell .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1989)

Chrissy Monk .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Stuart St. Paul .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Major .... camera supervisor (58 episodes, 1984-1991)
Duncan Brown .... lighting director / lighting / ... (55 episodes, 1982-1989)
Max Samett .... film cameraman / film lighting cameraman (29 episodes, 1984-1989)
Henry Barber .... lighting director (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
Roger Goss .... camera supervisor / location camera (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
Harry Bradley .... lighting director / lighting (11 episodes, 1987-1991)
Stuart Lindley .... camera supervisor (7 episodes, 1988)
Alan Jeffery .... lighting / lighting director (6 episodes, 1986-1988)
Alan Bayley .... camera supervisor (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Southern .... costume (6 episodes, 1984)
Anna Stubley .... costume (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jacqueline Parry .... costume (2 episodes, 1985)
Christian Dyall .... costume (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Editorial Department
Angela Beveridge .... vision mixer (53 episodes, 1982-1989)
Chris Wadsworth .... videotape editor / video tape editor / ... (53 episodes, 1984-1992)
Roger Martin .... videotape editor / video tape editor (14 episodes, 1984-1991)
Phil Southby .... video tape editor / videotape editor (8 episodes, 1982-1987)
Hilary West .... vision mixer (8 episodes, 1989)
Kathryn Randall .... vision mixer (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Sue Collins .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1991)
Carol Abbott .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1992)
Anne Stanley .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1991)
Chris Booth .... video tape editor (3 episodes, 1984)
Series Music Department
Roy Moore .... composer: theme music / music associate / ... (27 episodes, 1985-1992)
David Croft .... composer: theme music (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Other crew
Bernadette Darnell .... production team / production assistant (32 episodes, 1984-1988)
Charles Garland .... assistant floor manager / production team / ... (20 episodes, 1985-1989)
Poonam Megone .... production assistant (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
Richard Hersee .... resource co-ordinator / technical co-ordinator / ... (16 episodes, 1991-1992)
Richard Philipps .... technical co-ordinator / technical coordinator (14 episodes, 1988-1989)
Roy Gould .... production team (13 episodes, 1984-1987)
Arch Dyson .... production team (13 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jim Cook .... technical co-ordinator (12 episodes, 1988)
Mark Mylod .... assistant floor manager (10 episodes, 1991)
Sarah Gowers .... assistant floor manager (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Nikki Cockcroft .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1989)
Nick Moore .... technical co-ordinator (8 episodes, 1989)
Matthew Napier .... assistant floor manager (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Penny Thompson .... production assistant / production team (7 episodes, 1982-1988)
Simon Spencer .... production team (7 episodes, 1985)
Jackie Wright .... production team (7 episodes, 1985)
Susan Silburn .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Francesca Gilpin .... assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1989)
Melanie Hall .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1989)
Steve Lowry .... technical co-ordinator / resource co-ordinator / ... (7 episodes, 1991)
John Gorringe .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1988)
Susan Lawton .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1992)
Simon Sharrod .... production secretary (6 episodes, 1992)
Michael Towner .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1992)
Kenn Oldfield .... choreographer / dance staged by (5 episodes, 1984-1989)
E.S. Chandler .... technical adviser / technical advisor (4 episodes, 1984-1987)
Dinkar Jhalera .... resources co-ordinator / technical co-ordinator (2 episodes, 1991)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Allo 'Allo!" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
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UK:30 min (44 episodes) | UK:35 min (6 episodes) | UK:25 min (32 episodes) | UK:45 min (3 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

In 1986, Gorden Kaye and Vicki Michelle in character as Rene and Yvette released a single, which was their cover of Lara Fabien's "Je T'Aime".See more »
Miscellaneous: 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 »
René:But if Herr Flick knows about that he will shoot me... slowly and painfully.See more »
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28 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious British comedy, 4 October 2006
Author: Grann-Bach ( from Denmark

I'm not certain I've watched every episode of this show, but it sure is not for a lack of trying. The Brits have a tendency of(and a talent for) turning unpleasant historical events into the subject of satirical shows. The BlackAdder series covered many of Britain's greatest blunders through the last thousand years or so. This deals with WWII, using the setting of a small, occupied town in France, and spoofing basically any kind of person you might meet there... all the people and all the nationalities are covered. You'll meet Frenchmen, Brits, Germans, Russians, yes, even an Italian or two(actually... make that one). The humor is a good mix between the typically crude and silly humor of Benny Hill(complete with ending some episodes with people chasing each other in a farcical manner), and the more witty, verbal humor of shows such as the aforementioned BlackAdder series. There's even a tad of black comedy, mostly delivered by the undertaker, Monsieur Alfonse. It steers almost entirely clear of gross-out comedy, something that turned up in last-mentioned show(even if it didn't become terribly apparent before the last two seasons). The characters are well-written(if somewhat thin) and humorous. Though most of them are clichés, they are surprisingly easy to tell apart... their particular gag, their "schtick" is uniquely theirs. And though they are repeated throughout the series, the jokes hold up exceptionally well. You find yourself quoting characters years after you saw the episode where the line appeared, and some scenes stick in your mind for ages. The reason the stereotypical jokes work is that they hit the mark... every single one of them. You have the somewhat whiny German officers who didn't really *want* to be officers, but, as one remarks, "It's Hitler... he's a very demanding man." You have the small-time café owner who just wants to stay in business, but still lights up some at the thought of fighting for his countrymen, of being considered "the bravest man in all of France." We have Arthur Bostrom as the British undercover agent who couldn't speak French to save his life(parodying the difficulty of learning that language) is always fun, even if his lines and jokes are mostly derived from his mispronunciation, and therefore can hardly be claimed to be anything but silly(though there are moments of clever puns). Richard Gibson, as the eternally stiff, never-affected-emotionally Gestapo officer(who just happens to contain parts of various famous German officers, and even Hitler himself) is my personal favorite, in the role that always begets laughter. And Guy Siner must be mentioned... never has one character begotten so many jokes about sexuality. German discipline, French passion, Italian flashiness and British cheeriness are all expertly spoofed. The verbal comedy is masterful. Anyone not from Britain(and even there, it's not just anyone) needs an excellent grip on the British language. On that note... with how many different approaches there are to handling different languages(ignoring it, having the actors do accents, subbing and dubbing), I think this takes the cake, at least for me. No word of anything but English is spoken here. To distinguish, they simply have the (British) actors put on an accent according to which language they're supposed to be speaking(no H at the beginning of any word for the French, Z's instead of S's for the Germans, and A at the end of various words for the Italian, etc.). This is established in the very pilot, where both the Brits and the Frenchmen determine that they don't understand a word of what the other group is speaking. The British is all exaggerated British, as well... imitating the way the Brits sound to anyone who don't hear them too often. They're making an effort to help the viewer tell the nationalities apart, whilst flaunting the fact that they all speak the same language. Marvelous. The plot lines are intricate(but never overly complicated), and always filled with mix-ups and sitcom-like mishaps. The great thing is that in every episode(at least to my knowledge), you are treated to a minute or two of a character(typically René, the lead) explaining the current situation, complete with mix-ups. You can join the show at any point(though it's always the best to watch them in the right order, and as many as you can get near). The rich scenery of many episodes is quite a high-point, as well... BlackAdder, from the second season and onwards was always on sets, occasionally average-at-best ones. They flaunt that fact, similarly to how this flaunts the language difference(or lack thereof). Only the first season of BlackAdder had outdoor scenes(and let's face it, no matter how you look at it, the cinematography wasn't exactly brilliant). This has many outdoor scenes, complete with vehicles and surroundings that fit the time it is set in. That helps sell the setting and time period very well. The wide character gallery helps for variety, and some credibility is attained(and the tone is kept from being overly goofy) in part through authentic details and occurrences that seem realistic. This was a great show that almost attained excellence, were it not for a few bugging points... the occasional overdone or overly repeated gag, the few episodes which just aren't that funny, one or two characters that were somewhat one-note jokes(and not all that good ones, at that), and such. And replacing Gibson... even for the last few episodes... that, in my opinion, was a very big mistake. However, if you do catch this show and find it funny, I definitely suggest watching the whole thing through. Not only is the vast majority of episodes excellent, but the very ending, the last few minutes of the finale are marvelous. Perfect way to end the show. I recommend this to any fan of British humor, both verbal and the Benny Hill variation, as well as black comedy, and anyone looking to laugh at the second World War. Priceless entertainment. 8/10

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