‘Allo ‘Allo! is a British sitcom television series created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, starring Gorden Kaye, and originally broadcast on BBC One.
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.
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.
- 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).
- Episode 01: Desperate Doings in the Dungeon or The Rescue of Frau Kinkenrotten.
- Episode 02: The Camera in the Potato or Eyes Of The Potato.
- Episode 03: Dinner with the General or Criminal Developments.
- Episode 04: The Dreaded Circular Saw or Return Of The Paintings.
- Episode 05: Otherwise Engaged or Enter Denise.
- Episode 06: A Marriage of Inconvenience or Wedding Plans.
- Episode 07: No Hiding Place or Post-Matrimonial Depression.
- Episode 08: The Arrival of the Homing Duck or The Long Distance Duck.
- Episode 09: Watch the Birdie or The Generals Conference.
- Episode 10: Rene – Under an Assumed Nose or Michelle’s Secret Love.
- Episode 11: The Confusion of the Generals or The British Invasion.
- Episode 12: Who’s for the Vatican or Parad of Prams.
- Episode 13: Ribbing the Bonk or The Bank Job.
- Episode 14: The Reluctant Millionaires or Communists in the Cupboard.
- Episode 15: A Duck for Launch or Forged Francs and Fishsellers.
- Episode 16: The Exploding Bedpan or L’Hospital.
- Episode 17: Going Like a Bomb or Feathers.
- Episode 18: Money to Burn or Leclerc Against the Wall.
- Episode 19: Puddings Can Go Off or Christmas Puddings.
- Episode 20: Land Mines for London or Mines Away.
- Episode 21: Flight to Geneva or All Abroad.
- Episode 22: Train of Events or The Geneva Express.
- Episode 23: An Enigma Variation or Enigma.
- Episode 24: Wedding Bloss or Renewing the Vows.
- Episode 25: Down the Drain or The Big Flush.
- Episode 26: All in Disgeese or Enigma’s End.
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.