'Allo 'Allo!

'Allo 'Allo! is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama Secret Army. 'Allo, 'Allo! was created by David Croft, who also wrote the theme music, and Jeremy Lloyd. Lloyd and Croft wrote the first six series. The remaining series were written by Lloyd and Paul Adam. The show tells the fictitious story of Rene Artois, a café owner in a small town in Nazi occupied France, who reluctantly helps the French resistance in their various schemes, the main of which is to help hide British airmen from the Germans. At the same time, he has to hide artefacts such as famous paintings for the German soldiers who frequent his café, while trying to keep his affairs with his waitresses secret from his wife. The comedy is a combination of wordplay, farce, slapstick, and sexual innuendo. Unlike most sitcoms, the episodes build on previous ones, requiring viewers to watch the series chronologically in order to fully understand the plot. In 2004, 'Allo 'Allo came 13th in Britain's Best Sitcom. A reunion special, comprising new material, archive clips and specially recorded interviews, was broadcast on 28 April 2007 on BBC Two.

Title'Allo 'Allo!
First Air DateDecember 30th, 1982
Last Air DateDecember 14th, 1992
GenresComedy, War & Politics
NetworkBBC One
ProducersMike Stephens, David Croft, John B. Hobbs
Number of Seasons9 Seasons
Number of Episodes86 Episodes
Plot Keywordssmall town, mother, prostitute, france, waitress, escape, wife, world war ii, prisoner of war, painting, dark comedy, surreal, british army, radio, satire, parody, workplace, slapstick, breaking the fourth wall, french resistance, farce, royal air force, undertaker, soldier, cafe, gestapo, dungeon, double entendre, sitcom, 1940s, forger, period sitcom, german army, affair, chateau
Carmen Silvera
Carmen Silvera
Edith Melba Artois
Vicki Michelle
Vicki Michelle
Yvette Carte-Blanche
Guy Siner
Guy Siner
Teniente Hubert Gruber
Kirsten Cooke
Kirsten Cooke
Michelle Dubois
Kim Hartman
Kim Hartman
vojín Helga Geerhart
Richard Marner
Richard Marner
Coronel Kurt Von Strohm
Jack Haig
Jack Haig
Roger Leclerc
Kenneth Connor
Kenneth Connor
Monsieur Alfonse
Arthur Bostrom
Arthur Bostrom
Oficial de policía Crabtree
Hilary Minster
Hilary Minster
General Erich Von Klinkerhoffen
Richard Gibson
Richard Gibson
Herr Otto Flick
Gorden Kaye
Gorden Kaye
René François Artois
Sam Kelly
Sam Kelly
Capitán Hans Geering