'Allo 'Allo!: Series 1
BBC (1982)
TV Series  /  Comedy
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IMDB   8.3
250 mins UK / English
Gorden Kaye René Artois
Carmen Silvera Edith Artois
Vicki Michelle Yvette Carte-Blanche
Richard Marner Colonel Kurt von Strohm
Kim Hartman Private Helga Geerhart
Guy Siner Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
Kirsten Cooke Michelle Dubois
Richard Gibson Herr Otto Flick
Rose Hill Madame Fanny
Arthur Bostrom Officer Crabtree
Director
David Croft
John B. Hobbs
Producer David Croft
Writer David Croft
Jeremy Lloyd
Musician Roy Moore


Meet René, the most wanted man in Occupied France: Women want his body. The Resistance wants his brain. And the Nazis want his sausage! In a small café in occupied France the harassed proprietor, René, is fighting his own war. With the German Army in residence at the bar, René is risking his neck to aid the Resistance by hiding two British airmen and a radio transmitter upstairs. As if this wasn't enough, René has also got involved in hiding a priceless painting in a garlic sausage, which even now is being sniffed out by the Gestapo. But René's real problem is his wife, Edith, and what she will do to him when she finds out about the affairs he is having with his two sexy waitresses!
Episodes
 30 mins    30/12/1982  1.  The British Are Coming
Rene Artois, owner of the Cafe Rene in the French village of Nouvion, is 'persuaded' by the Resistance to hide two escaping British airmen. Rene is more interested in having affairs with his two waitresses without his wife finding out. The Germans, who are occupying the village, are busy looting anything valuable.
Director:  David Croft  Writer:  David Croft  / Jeremy Lloyd 
 30 mins    14/09/1984  2.  The Fallen Madonna
The Colonel & the Captain mull over their situation and decide they should probably hand over René and the painting to the Gestapo in order to get rid of Herr Flick. But René convinces them that they could hand over a forged copy of the painting instead (with the assistance of a conveniently-located forger), and gets them to lend their uniforms to the escaping British officers so the Brits can take the painting to England to be forged. Meanwhile, everyone keeps handing René poison pills "to make it easier", Herr Flick decides his relationship with Helga should include an intimate dinner in Rene's back room, and Hans figures out that putting cheese in one's ears improves the sound of Madame Edith's singing.
Director:  David Croft  Writer:  David Croft  / Jeremy Lloyd 
 30 mins    21/09/1984  3.  Pigeon Post
After the Colonel´s and the Captain´s uniforms are borrowed by the British airmen, and later burned, they will have to send for replacement uniforms. Supplied by Michelle are carrier pigeons, which madame Edith accidentally cooks and serves to Herr Otto Flick.
Director:  David Croft  Writer:  David Croft  / Jeremy Lloyd 
 30 mins    28/09/1984  4.  Saville Row to the Rescue
The Colonel & the Captain and Herr Flick are all disguised as onion sellers while the German uniforms are being remade by the Jewish tailors of London. Michelle delivers a bottle of nitro-glycerin disguised as a bottle of Bols Gin to hide in the Cafe until they come to fetch it that night to blow up a German railway.
Director:  David Croft  Writer:  David Croft  / Jeremy Lloyd 
 30 mins    05/10/1984  5.  The Execution
Hans mistakes the nitro for gin and accidentally blows up the railway himself! The Germans capture René, Yvette, and the peasant-disguised Colonel and Captain. As Helga, LeClerc, and Edith each attempt to help the gang escape, General Von Klinkerhoffen arrives in town and demands that the only known saboteur be shot. This means - René's death by firing squad, with Lieutenant Gruber in charge of the squad!
Director:  David Croft  Writer:  David Croft  / Jeremy Lloyd 
 30 mins    12/10/1984  6.  The Funeral
René tries to go back to his normal life after his fake execution, posing as his twin brother, also named René, but the funeral arrangements are difficult when there is no body, Monsieur LeClerc is cheaper than the regular priest and the coffin is filled with anti-tank bombs.
Director:  David Croft  Writer:  David Croft  / Jeremy Lloyd 
 30 mins    19/10/1984  7.  Red Nick's Colonel
The communist résistance wants to make a martyr out of the dead René, and kidnaps the Colonel and the Captain at the Captain's birthday party. To make matters worse, they offer them on a platter to René´s twin brother René, so that he can shoot them.
Director:  David Croft  Writer:  David Croft  / Jeremy Lloyd 
 30 mins    26/10/1984  8.  The Dance of the Hitler Youth
The Colonel's birthday party becomes a perfect opportunity for getting the real painting of the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies back from Herr Flick of the Gestapo, and substituting it with the forgery that was made earlier. The plan is to not invite Herr Flick but make sure that he hears about the big Binge - a traditional feast with genuine Bavarian dances featuring girls dressed as the Hitler Youth - so that he will have to come. In the meantime, René and Edith are supposed to walk into the office of Herr Flick and substitute the real with the fake. Of course, they fail - which means that Herr Flick now both has the fake and the original plus a second forgery, which he commissioned on his own in order to have money for his marriage with Helga after the war...
Director:  David Croft  Writer:  David Croft  / Jeremy Lloyd 
Edition Details
Series 'Allo 'Allo!
No. of Discs/Tapes 1