'Allo 'Allo! (series 6)

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'Allo 'Allo! (series 6)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes8
Release
Original networkBBC1
Original release2 September (1989-09-02) – 21 October 1989 (1989-10-21)
Series chronology
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List of 'Allo 'Allo! episodes

The sixth series of the British Sitcom series 'Allo 'Allo! contains eight episodes which first aired between 2 September and 21 October 1989.

Series 6 and subsequent episodes were 30 minutes in length, as they were not co-commissioned for the American market (as series 5 was). Jack Haig was originally meant to star in the series; but his death before the start of production prevented this. As the LeClerc character was important to the series, Derek Royle was brought in to play the part of Ernest LeClerc, Roger's brother. Naturally, the two characters are very similar in the roles that they play within the show's plot. The show also features the last appearance of Gavin Richards as Bertorelli who would be recast by Roger Kitter and Ernest would later be recast by Robin Parkinson.

The following episode names are the ones found on the British R2 DVDs with alternate region titles given below them.

Series No. Episode No. Episode title Original UK airdate
6.01 54 Desperate Doings in the Graveyard 2 September 1989[1]
6.02 55 The Gestapo for the High Jump 9 September 1989[2]
6.03 56 The Nouvion Oars 16 September 1989[3]
6.04 57 The Nicked Airmen 23 September 1989[4]
6.05 58 The Airmen De-Nicked 30 September 1989[5]
6.06 59 The Crooked Fences 7 October 1989[6]
6.07 60 Crabtree's Podgeon Pist 14 October 1989[7]
6.08 61 Rising to the Occasion 21 October 1989[8]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
541"Desperate Doings in the Graveyard"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft2 September 1989 (1989-09-02)

LeClerc's brother Ernest has swapped places with him, and is now the resident pianist and object of Madame Fanny's affections. The Resistance are constructing a communications hub in the empty grave of René's twin brother.


  • Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Derek Royle as Ernest LeClerc.
552"The Gestapo for the High Jump"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft9 September 1989 (1989-09-09)
The Gestapo plan to infiltrate the Resistance by posing as British Airmen, for which they undertake English language lessons via gramophone, with interesting results.
563"The Nouvion Oars"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft16 September 1989 (1989-09-16)
Madame Fanny discusses her wedding plans with Edith, while Helga tries to seduce Herr Flick with an eye to marriage.
574"The Nicked Airmen"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft23 September 1989 (1989-09-23)
The British Airmen have been captured by the Germans, and there are plans from several quarters to spring them.
585"The Airmen De-Nicked"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft30 September 1989 (1989-09-30)
Helga gets Flick and Von Smallhousen out of a tricky situation. The latest Resistance plan to infiltrate the chateau ends with René and Edith being handcuffed to the British Airmen.
596"The Crooked Fences"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft7 October 1989 (1989-10-07)
Herr Flick and the German officers turn their attention back to the paintings (and their forgeries), the cuckoo clock, and the stolen gold.
607"Crabtree's Podgeon Pist"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft14 October 1989 (1989-10-14)

Madame Fanny and Ernest's wedding provides the ideal cover for Michelle's latest scheme to get the British Airmen back to England.


  • Note: In this episode, Fanny's surname and Edith's maiden name is revealed to be "La Fan".
  • Note: In this episode, (at 26:22) the priest reveals Ernest's middle name to be "Dipstick".
  • Note In this episode, (at 26:36) the priest reveals Fanny's middle name to be "Now You See It, Now You Do Not".
  • Note: This is the only time in the entire series where Captain Bertorelli says the "Heil Hitler" salute correctly.
618"Rising to the Occasion"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft21 October 1989 (1989-10-21)

Following the wedding cermony, General Von Klinkerhoffen wants to blow up the town, so the German officers call on General Von Flockenstuffen.


  • Note: When doing the speeches, Rene accidentally makes some people believe that Fanny was born in 1789.
  • Note: This episode marks the last appearance of Derek Royle as Ernest LeClerc (Royle would die in 1990, between series 6 and 7).
  • Note: This episode marks the last appearance of Gavin Richards as Captain Bertorelli.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Desperate Doings in the Graveyard", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  2. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Gestapo for the High Jump", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  3. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Nouvion Oars", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  4. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Nicked Airmen", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  5. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Airmen De-Nicked", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  6. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Crooked Fences", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  7. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Crabtree's Podgeon Pist", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  8. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Rising to the Occasion", archived at BBC Genome Project".

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