'Allo 'Allo! (series 7)

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'Allo 'Allo! (series 7)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes10
Release
Original networkBBC1
Original release5 January (1991-01-05) – 16 March 1991 (1991-03-16)
Series chronology
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List of 'Allo 'Allo! episodes

The seventh series of the British sitcom series 'Allo 'Allo! contains ten episodes which first aired between 5 January and 16 March 1991.

There is a gap of fifteen months between the broadcasting dates of series 6 and 7. Gorden Kaye suffered serious head injuries in a car accident in January 1990; causing him to lose some of his memory. As Kaye was slow to make a full recovery, the whole show's future was in doubt. Even when the seventh series did come about, it brought some changes. David Croft left the series, with Paul Adam taking over the co-writing; Mike Stephens became the producer for the show; Robin Parkinson took over the role of Ernest LeClerc from Derek Royle, who had died in 1990; Roger Kitter replaced Gavin Richards as Bertorelli; and the series also saw the re-appearance of Sam Kelly as Captain Hans Geering, though only for one episode.

Unlike in previous series, there was no exclamation mark when the title "'Allo 'Allo" was shown on screen.

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
7.01 62 A Quiet Honeymoon 5 January 1991[1]
7.02 63 An Almighty Bang 12 January 1991[2]
7.03 64 Fleeing Monks 19 January 1991[3]
7.04 65 Up the Crick Without a Piddle 26 January 1991[4]
7.05 66 The Gestapo Ruins a Picnic 2 February 1991[5]
7.06 67 The Spirit of Nouvion 9 February 1991[6]
7.07 68 Leg It to Spain! 16 February 1991[7]
7.08 69 Prior Engagements 23 February 1991[8]
7.09 70 Soup and Sausage 2 March 1991[9]
7.10 71 René of the Gypsies 16 March 1991[10]

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Episodes[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
621"A Quiet Honeymoon"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam5 January 1991 (1991-01-05)

The newlyweds return to the cafe on a stolen motorbike, having evaded German roadblocks. General Von Flockenstuffen announces he is replacing General Von Klinkerhoffen due to the latter's nervous breakdown.


  • Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Robin Parkinson as Ernest LeClerc.
  • Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Roger Kitter as captain Bertorelli.
632"An Almighty Bang"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam12 January 1991 (1991-01-12)

After their escape from custody, the newlyweds hide in a secret compartment in the cafe but then find they are trapped. General Von Flockenstuffen is determined that the Nouvion garrison will play a bigger part in the war. In response, the Germans and Bertorelli decide to spring General Von Klinkerhoffen from hospital and return him to his post.


  • Note: This episode marks the last appearance of Ken Morley as general Von Flockenstuffen.
643"Fleeing Monks"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam19 January 1991 (1991-01-19)
General Von Klinkerhoffen wants to award René with a medal. Under pressure from all sides, René decides once again to elope with Yvette - this time to England. What could go wrong?
654"Up the Crick Without a Piddle"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam26 January 1991 (1991-01-26)

In London, René and Edith meet up with an old friend enjoying a new life. However they must return to Nouvion, and do so just in time to avoid the mandatory interrogation for persons missing for over 24 hours.


  • Note: In the episode before this, Herrs Flick and Von Smallhausen are deprived of their spectacles, which are even crushed, since they are not allowed any worldly goods in the monastery. However, in this episode, they have recovered their spectacles (although the lenses are mostly smashed).
  • Note: In this episode, Sam Kelly makes a one occasion special appearance as captain Hans Geering. This is the last time he appears on the show.
665"The Gestapo Ruins a Picnic"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam2 February 1991 (1991-02-02)
General Von Klinkerhoffen wants to resurrect Nouvion's local newspaper as a propaganda tool.
676"The Spirit of Nouvion"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam9 February 1991 (1991-02-09)
Herr Flick's possession of the painting is of interest to several parties.
687"Leg it to Spain!"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam16 February 1991 (1991-02-16)
René is determined to flee to Spain in disguise, while Michelle is testing another plan to repatriate the British Airmen, this time with the help of wine barrels destined for the coast.
698"Prior Engagements"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam23 February 1991 (1991-02-23)
Edith is celebrated as the Spirit of Nouvion in the local newspaper, and is under orders to marry Bertorelli to cement relations between the locals and the occupying forces.
709"Soup and Sausage"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam2 March 1991 (1991-03-02)
The British Airmen are still in the town sewers. Helga is away on a training course, and is replaced by Private Elsa Bigstern.
7110"René of the Gypsies"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam16 March 1991 (1991-03-16)

It's the day of the annual Gypsy Fair in Nouvion, providing yet another distraction to Michelle's latest plan to help the British Airmen.


  • Note: When being implied that she is 47, Edith says she is 36, despite saying in a previous episode that she is nearly 27.
  • Note: When Edith said she was 27 in a previous episode, it was a joke in the show as she, quite obviously, isn't 27.
  • Note: This episode marks the last appearance of Roger Kitter as captain Bertorelli.
  • Note: This episode marks the last regular appearance of John D. Collins and Nicholas Frankau as the British airmen Fairfax and Carstairs. They would however make a one-off appearance in the very last episode (A Winkle in Time).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "A Quiet Honeymoon", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  2. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "An Almighty Bang", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  3. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Fleeing Monks", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  4. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Up the Crick Without a Piddle", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  5. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Gestapo Ruins a Picnic", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  6. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of The Spirit of Nouvion", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  7. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Leg it to Spain!", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  8. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of Prior Engagements", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  9. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Soup and Sausage", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  10. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "René of the Gypsies", archived at BBC Genome Project".

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