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Allo! Allo!

Allo! Allo!


The long running British series about a French cafe-owner during WWII in German-occupied France.

The French:
René Artois (Gorden Kaye) is a cafe owner in German occupied France, and while he struggles with this situation he also must keep all his mistresses (Yvette, Maria) from knowing about each other (and keep his wife Edith Melba Artois both out of his bed and unaware of the mistresses), struggle with being a forced Resistance fighter (they won't take no for an answer when they want to store some downed British airmen in his place, and on assignments) and a "friend" of the German occupiers (as in, he helps hide paintings for "after the war"). Wife Edith "entertains" the cafe patrons with songs and dance (most try block their ears from the singing), and Yvette, Maria, and later Mimi serve as waitresses and occasionally go upstairs with the Germans. Monsieur Alphonse is the old rich undertaker who fancies Edith. Roger LeClerc is the old piano player in the cafe and Resistance fighter (forger). Michelle Dubois is the lead Resistance fighter in the series.

The Germans:
Colonel Kurt von Strohm is the man in charge, until he is displaced by General Erich von Klinkerhoffen because of some sloppy work by Strohm. Private Helga Geerhart is both Strohm's secretary and the "friend" (somewhat forced) of Herr Otto Flick (the head SS man in the area, related to the head of the entire SS). Lieutenant Hurbert Gruber is the tank commander, servant to General Klinkerhoffen, and the German that fancies Rene Artois.

The English:
Flying Officer Carstairs and Fairfax are the two English airmen who hide and wait to be sent back to England (throughout most of the series). Officer Crabtree is the Englishman pretending to be a French policeman, and who has a faulty grasp of French.

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Episode Info

Final: 9x06 -- End of the War (Dec/14/1992)



Cast
Gorden Kaye
As René Artois
Vicki Michelle
As Yvette Carte-Blanche
Carmen Silvera
As Edith Melba Artois
Kirsten Cooke
As Michelle Dubois
Richard Marner
As Colonel Kurt Von Strohm
Kim Hartman
As Private Helga Geerhart
Richard Gibson
As Herr Otto Flick (#1) (S01-S01)
Guy Siner
As Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
Hilary Minster
As General Erich Von Klinkerhoffen
Gavin Richards
As Captain Alberto Bertorelli (#1) (S04-S04)

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Recurring Guests

Tim Brown (1) as British POW Squadron Leader Simpson (4 eps)
Owen Brenman as German Guard (4 eps)
James Gow as London Calling (3 eps)
Howard Leader as Ticket Seller (3 eps)
Sarah Sherborne as Agent Grace (3 eps)
Elizabeth Ash as Maxine (3 eps)
Sarah Hauenstein as Communist Resistance Girl (3 eps)
David Beckett as German Sentry (2 eps)
Philip Kendall as London Calling (2 eps)
Julie Christian-Young as Operator (2 eps)

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Warning: Allo! Allo! guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Military/War
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 14, 1984
Ended: December 14, 1992
Akas
• 'Allå, 'allå, 'emliga armén (Used In Sweden)
• Allô Allô (Used In France)
• Alo Alo (Used In Slovenia)
• Halló, halló! (Used In Hungary)
• Haló Haló (Used In Czech Republic)
• Maanalainen armeija iskee jälleen (Used In Finland)
• Ало, ало! (Used In Russia)
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