‘Allo ‘Allo! (1985): S02E04 – Swiftly and with Style


‘Allo ‘Allo! is a British sitcom television series created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, starring Gorden Kaye, and originally broadcast on BBC One.


Having failed to blow up the train, René and Captain Geering head back to the cafe in Gruber’s little tank. They end up surrendering to the Resistance at a roadblock, who flee when they see a Gestapo staff car approaching. While everyone is gathering round to discern what has happened, Herr Flick manages to blow up his own car. Next day, Michelle arrives at the cafe with the latest plan to help the British Airmen escape: a hot-air balloon was dropped by the same plane which dropped Crabtree, but it needs silk – in the form of women’s knickers – to repair it so it is airworthy. To cover their tracks, René explains to the Germans that the silk is needed for Edith’s wedding dress, but is overheard by Monsieur Alfonse, who challenges René to a duel in response.

In this episode, officer Crabtree’s catchphrase “Good moaning” can be heard for the first time.

‘Allo ‘Allo! Series

You can find a full index and overview of ‘Allo ‘Allo! here.

You can find a full index of ‘Allo ‘Allo! Series 02 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): David Croft.
  • Writer(s): David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd.
  • Release Date: 11 November 1985.
  • Running time: 25 to 45 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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