In France during World War II, 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:
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 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
John Louis Mansi John 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 Hilary Minster ...  General Erich von Klinkerhoffen / ... 59 episodes, 1984-1992
Jack Haig Jack Haig ...  Roger Leclerc 51 episodes, 1982-1989
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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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Comedy | History | War

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UK

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English

Release Date:

30 December 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Allo 'Allo! See more »

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(44 episodes) | (6 episodes) | (32 episodes) | (3 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Herr Flick was originally intended to be the main threat to the other main characters, which is evident in the first two seasons of the show. This was downplayed later, since the writers couldn't resist giving him certain running gags like poor disguises and Gestapo jokes, which made him far less intimidating. This was also the reason to expand for expanding the role of General von Klinkerhoffen, to fill the void of a shared antagonist. See more »

Goofs

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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[Officer Crabtree is standing inside the pissoir, using it, when it is demolished by Edith driving Lieutenant Gruber's little tank]
Officer Crabtree: [climbing out of the rubble] There is obviously no piss for the wicked.
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Featured in John Howard Davies: A Life in Comedy (2012) See more »

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Simply one of the best!
20 June 2002 | by Jack-15See all my reviews

There are few TV comedy shows that I can watch the same episodes repeatedly and still enjoy them as much as I did the first time. The US show Seinfeld, and the British import Faulty Towers are two of these. Allo, Allo! ranks with those as the three best. Zany and insane are mild ways of describing this slapstick and very entertaining comedy. You can genuinely fall in love with its silly characters, even the evil Herr Flick. I can't wait for another run of episodes on PBS. Thank you UK and Croft.


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