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Down the Drain 

Michelle gives René the Enigma machine and tells him to put it in a wine barrel and throw it in the sewer where a British submarine awaits it.


Richard Boden


Jeremy Lloyd (by), David Croft (by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gorden Kaye ... René Artois
Vicki Michelle ... Yvette Carte-Blanche
Carmen Silvera ... Edith Artois
Sue Hodge ... Mimi Labonq
Hilary Minster Hilary Minster ... General Erich von Klinkerhoffen
Richard Marner ... Colonel Kurt von Strohm
Guy Siner ... Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
Richard Gibson ... Herr Otto Flick (credit only)
Kim Hartman ... Private Helga Geerhart (credit only)
John Louis Mansi John Louis Mansi ... Herr Engelbert von Smallhausen (credit only)
Rose Hill Rose Hill ... Madame Fanny
Gavin Richards Gavin Richards ... Captain Alberto Bertorelli (credit only)
Jack Haig Jack Haig ... Roger Leclerc
Kirsten Cooke ... Michelle Dubois
John D. Collins ... Flying Officer Fairfax


A plan to flee to Geneva René and Yvette made will have to wait because general Von Klinkerhoffen - in order to find the stolen Enigma machine - has decided no one is to leave the town or they'll be shot. Michelle, who is disguised as a pregnant woman in order to fool the Germans, delivers René the Enigma machine and tells him to put it in a wine barrel and throw it in the sewer. The whole population of Nouvion will flush the toilet at the same time which will enable the barrel to reach the canal where a British submarine is waiting for the Enigma machine. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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The Enigma machine falls into the hands of The Resistance.
27 February 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Rene once again plans to flee with Yvette, but General Von Klinkerhoffen has issued plans to stop anyone attempting to leave the village, the reason being that Michelle has pinched The Enigma machine, and has a plan to give it to The British.

It seems like as it's going on it's getting madder and madder, the schemes of The Resistance are becoming more and more outlandish.

This was very funny, even if the material has been recycled several times before, it doesn't matter, it's still very funny. Credit to the makeup department, Michelle looks great in that wig, and does actually look different, poor Rene once again accused of getting a barmaid into trouble.

Still very funny. 8/10

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18 February 1989 (UK) See more »

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England, UK

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