‘Allo ‘Allo! (1985): S02E05 – The Duel


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


Plans for the duel are in place – Gruber has put himself forward as one of René’s seconds, while Edith is selling tickets for the front row and preparing the catering. The German officers plan to hold manoeuvres in the vicinity of the duel, which might “accidentally” hit Monsieur Alfonse. On the morning of the duel, René augments his clothing with a coal scuttle as armour under his suit. Just as they are about to begin, Gruber receives a message that Von Strohm and Geering have been arrested by the Gestapo and the manoeuvres are cancelled. René sees no option but to run.

This episode marks the first appearance of Engelbert Von Smallhausen. Even though Herr Flick calls him “Von Smallhausen”, he is only credited as “Gestapo man” in the credits.

‘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: 18 November 1985.
  • Running time: 25 to 45 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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