‘Allo ‘Allo! Series 05 Overview


Introduction

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

Outline

Series 5 is longer than any of the other series, and contains almost a third of the total number of episodes.

The series was made with a view to airing the show in the US, so episodes were shortened to 25 minutes rather than 30 minutes to allow for commercial breaks; and twenty-six episodes were commissioned to tie in with the American tradition of having “seasons”, rather than the typical British “series” of six to eight episodes.

Due to these changes, two episodes were written by different writers; the director’s role was shared between four people, the series was taped entirely in the studio (except the wedding scene of episode 6, which was shot on location in an actual church); and not all of the secondary characters appear in each of the series’ episodes.

Series 5 also sees the first appearances of the Communist Resistance girls Denise Laroque and Louise; and the last appearance of Jack Haig (who died in the time between the fifth and sixth series) as Monsieur Roger LeClerc.

Background

The fifth series of the British sitcom series ‘Allo ‘Allo! contains twenty-six episodes which first aired between 03 September 1988 and 25 February 1989.

Cast

  • Gorden Kaye as René Artois.
  • Carmen Silvera as Edith Artois.
  • Rose Hill as Madame Fanny La Fan.
  • Vicki Michelle as Yvette Carte-Blanche.
  • Sue Hodge as Mimi Labonq.
  • Kirsten Cooke as Michelle Dubois.
  • Jack Haig as Monsieur Roger LeClerc.
  • Kenneth Connor as Monsieur Alfonse.
  • Richard Marner as Colonel Kurt von Strohm.
  • Guy Siner as Lieutenant Hubert Gruber.
  • Gavin Richards as Captain Alberto Bertorelli.
  • Hilary Minster as General Erich von Klinkerhoffen.
  • Richard Gibson as Herr Otto Flick.
  • John Louis Mansi as Herr Engelbert von Smallhausen.
  • Kim Hartman as Private Helga Geerhart.
  • Arthur Bostrom as Officer Crabtree.
  • John D. Collins as Officer Fairfax.
  • Nicholas Frankau as Officer Carstairs.

‘Allo ‘Allo! Series

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

The following episode names are the ones found on the British R2 DVDs with alternative region titles given next to them (where applicable).

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): David Croft, Martin Dennis, Susan Belbin, and Richard Boden.
  • Writer(s): David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd, John Chapman, Ian Davidson, Ronald Wolfe, and Ronald Chesney.
  • Release Date: 03 September 1988 to 25 February 1989.
  • Running time: 25 to 45 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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