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'Allo 'Allo! 

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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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Writer David Croft says that the inspiration for Officer Crabtree, the policeman (played by Arthur Bostrom) who speaks spectacularly bad French, came from Edward Heath, former British Prime Minister, who spoke French with a broad English accent. In real life, Arthur Bostrom speaks French fluently. See more »

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Madame Fanny is occasionally seen knitting. However, the character knits British style. Any French woman of the time would knit Continental style instead. See more »

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[the airmen have come downstairs, minus their mustaches, dressed as serving girls]
Flying Officer Fairfax: Carstairs, you're standing like a tart again.
[Carstairs drops his arm to his side]
Edith: [looking the airmen up and down] No one will suspect them. They look just like the staff.
René: Edith, the Germans *take* the staff upstairs from time to time. If they took these two upstairs, do you not think that their suspicions will be aroused?
Yvette Carte-Blanche: We are much more attractive. They will take us.
René: And suppose there is a rush?
Flying Officer Carstairs: What are they ...
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Referenced in Three Men Go to Venice: Episode #1.1 (2011) See more »

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Now Read Very Carefully, I shall say it only once.
8 December 2001 | by SylSee all my reviews

Allo Allo may not be offensive as it sounds. I even watched this show in Poland. A sitcom about WWII, Germans, French, British, in a small French town at a small cafe, Renee's. He owns it with his idiot wife, Edith, who helps her ailing, bedridden mother, and hides 2 British airman in her wardrobe/closet. Renee has enough on his plate with his constant infidelity relationships to his servant girls. He always comes up with an excuse to have them in his arms at one time or another. The French resistance and the French communist resistance only complicates Renee's already complicated life. Despite the fact, that the leader of the communist resistance is also in love with Renee too. Michele of the French resistance always says "Now listen very carefully, I shall say this only once." There's plenty of laughs to watch and enjoy on this show. Don't miss it.


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