List of 'Allo 'Allo! episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for the British sitcom 'Allo 'Allo! that aired from 1982 to 1992. Following the Pilot in 1982, the series was officially launched two years later in 1984 (Series 1) and continued to Series 9 (1992); including two Christmas Special episodes in 1985 (between Series 2 and 3) and in 1991 (between Series 7 and 8). The last series (Series 9) was followed by two retrospective episodes in 1994 (The Best of 'Allo 'Allo!) & 2007 (The Return of 'Allo 'Allo!). In total, including the Pilot, the two Christmas Specials and the two post series retrospective episodes; there are 87 episodes. Dates shown are original air dates on BBC One (except for The Return of 'Allo 'Allo! episode which was broadcast on BBC Two).

Overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilot1December 30, 1982 (1982-12-30)
177 September 1984 (1984-09-07)26 October 1984 (1984-10-26)
2721 October 1985 (1985-10-21)26 December 1985 (1985-12-26)
365 December 1986 (1986-12-05)9 January 1987 (1987-01-09)
467 November 1987 (1987-11-07)12 December 1987 (1987-12-12)
5263 September 1988 (1988-09-03)25 February 1989 (1989-02-25)
682 September 1989 (1989-09-02)21 October 1989 (1989-10-21)
7105 January 1991 (1991-01-05)16 March 1991 (1991-03-16)
8824 December 1991 (1991-12-24)1 March 1992 (1992-03-01)
969 November 1992 (1992-11-09)14 December 1992 (1992-12-14)

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (1982)[edit]

Pilot
No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The British Are Coming"David CroftDavid Croft & Jeremy Lloyd30 December 1982 (1982-12-30)

The two German officers, colonel Kurt Von Strohm and captain Hans Geering, are having lunch at the café René. After their lunch, the colonel breaks the wishbone of the chicken they've just been having with the patron, René Artois. René wins and explains his wish was for the war to end soon - with the Germans' winning of course, he assures the colonel. When the two Germans then ask for the services of one of his two waitresses, Yvette Carte-Blanche, he bargains for some supplies in exchange for this. Yvette comes up to him and informs him that there is a woman in the back room. When René, his wife Edith Artois and the two waitresses proceed inside, they meet Michelle Dubois, leader of the French resistance, who tells him at gun point about the Resistance and that until recently she has been hiding two British flying officers, shot down in the vicinity, in a safe house - a café just like René's, with a patron just like him. She follows with a sad story of what happened to the patron and his wife when they were discovered by the Germans (they were taken into the town square and shot, singing La Marseillaise). René is therefore frightened when she tells him that his is to be the next safe house.

She also informs him that he will be harboring a counterfeiter who will forge the airmen's papers. He is to arrive the day after and when René points out that he will need papers, Michelle replies: "He is a forger, he will make his own papers". We cut to a scene of members of the resistance literally breaking an elderly man out of jail (by blowing away a part the wall of the prison and towing the wall segment and the man's bed away). This man turns out to be Roger LeClerc, although we do not learn this until later. Back in the café, Edith informs René of the code words that LeClerc will use to reveal himself to René (LeClerc will have a cigar in his mouth and ask him for a light, after which René is supposed to say "I have no matches"). Unfortunately, a German lieutenant (who later turns out to be Hubert Gruber) shows up with a cigar. René assumes he is the forger and says "I suppose you would like a light". The officer replies that he would, but when René says he does not have one, the officer is puzzled as to why René asked him if he does not have a light. He then picks up his own matchbook, lights his cigar and gives a spare pack to René, who then asks him straight out: "Are you one of them?" and Gruber replies "Well, it was very lonely on the Russian front." When LeClerc finally turns up and is about to ask for a light, Gruber lights his cigar before he gets a chance to perform the secret code words. In order to go through with it, he still asks René for a light and when Gruber asks him why - he just gave him one - he says, "I don't want the light, I was just wondering if he had the light." According to plan, René answers that he has no matches and Gruber thinks this unfair - he just gave him his spare pack. In desperation, René replies "These are your matches, these are not my matches". To clear up the confusion LeClerc asks René if Gruber is "one of us", to which René, harassed, replies "No, he's one of them!" Gruber misinterprets this (thinking that René is talking about Gruber's earlier comment regarding the Russian front) and says "Please, do not tell everybody!" Eventually, everything is straightened out and LeClerc can go down the cellar to start forging papers.

Later in the evening, René and Yvette are having a tête-à-tête in the back room of the café, when the British airmen (Carstairs and Fairfax) arrive by the window, dressed as onion sellers - two days early. They do not understand a word René and Yvette are saying and the latter do not understand a word the airmen are saying. This leads to a few misunderstandings before the airmen are allowed inside. René points at his watch to indicate that they are early and they think it means he wants their watches as payment to let them in. When one of the airmen points at his mouth - indicating that he is hungry - René thinks he has a toothache and gives him some pliers for this. As they then try to tell the airmen they have to hide, Yvette illustrates this by going behind the curtains by the window. The airmen think this means she wants one of them to go behind the curtain with her, but it soon turns it that was not what she meant. Luckily, Michelle of the Resistance arrives and as she speaks both French and English, she functions as a communication link between the airmen and the French. The airmen are sent down into the cellar, whereas the others go up to the second floor, contacting London on the radio, which has been installed under the floor in the bedroom of Edith's mother, Fanny La Fan. Their secret contact in London, which refer to them as "Nighthawk", informs them that two British flying officers will arrive this evening. René and his wife misunderstand this and think it means that two more airmen will arrive and that they have to get rid of the two they are already hiding.

Colonel Von Strohm and captain Geering are enjoying a quiet day, with the colonel explaining to the captain about the theft of the silver, the world's oldest cuckoo clock and the painting of "The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies" by the artist Van Clomp. Herr Otto Flick of the Gestapo arrives at their headquarters, and the two officers quickly hide the valuables. Herr Flick announces that he has come to find the stolen painting, and the officers panic. They hide the treasures in René's cellar, only to find the British airmen there. They decide to turn both them and René in. However, Herr Flick arrives upstairs and, in order for him not to find the painting, they quickly change their mind and instead cover for him. Once Herr Flick is gone, the Colonel dictates that since he has now got a catch on René (the two airmen hiding in his cellar and the painting and the clock also hidden in the cellar) from now on, he gives the orders when it comes to the waitresses and their services.

  • Note: In this episode, the painting is referred to as The Reclining Madonna with the Big Boobies. In all later episodes, it is called The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies.
  • Note: In this episode, Michelle claims to be a member of 'Lifeline' - a reference to the same organization in Secret Army.
  • Produced by David Croft

Series 1 (1984)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
21"The British 'ave Come"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft7 September 1984 (1984-09-07)
32"Pigeon Post"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft14 September 1984 (1984-09-14)
43"Savile Row to the Rescue"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft21 September 1984 (1984-09-21)
54"The Execution"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft28 September 1984 (1984-09-28)
65"The Funeral"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft5 October 1984 (1984-10-05)
76"Red's Nick Colonel"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft19 October 1984 (1984-10-19)
87"The Dance of Hitler Youth"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft26 October 1984 (1984-10-26)

Series 2 (1985)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
91"Six Big Boobies"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft21 October 1985 (1985-10-21)
102"The Wooing of Widow Artois"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft28 October 1985 (1985-10-28)
113"The Policeman Cometh"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft4 November 1985 (1985-11-04)
124"Swiftly and with Style"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft11 November 1985 (1985-11-11)
135"The Duel"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft18 November 1985 (1985-11-18)
146"Herr Flick's Revenge"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft25 November 1985 (1985-11-25)
157"The Gâteau from the Château"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft26 December 1985 (1985-12-26)

Series 3 (1986–87)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
161"The Nicked Knockwurst"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft5 December 1986 (1986-12-05)
172"Gruber Does Some Mincing"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft12 December 1986 (1986-12-12)
183"The Sausage in the Wardrobe"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft19 December 1986 (1986-12-19)
194"Flight of Fancy"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft26 December 1986 (1986-12-26)
205"Pretty Maids All in a Row"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft2 January 1987 (1987-01-02)
216"The Great Un-Escape"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft9 January 1987 (1987-01-09)

Series 4 (1987)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
221"Prisoners of War"David Croft & Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft7 November 1987 (1987-11-07)
232"Camp Dance"David Croft & Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft14 November 1987 (1987-11-14)
243"Good Staff Are Hard to Find"David Croft & Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft21 November 1987 (1987-11-21)
254"The Flying Nun"David Croft & Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft28 November 1987 (1987-11-28)
265"The Sausages in the Trousers"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft5 December 1987 (1987-12-05)
276"The Jet-Propelled Mother-In-Law"David Croft & Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft12 December 1987 (1987-12-12)

Series 5 (1988–89)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
281"Desperate Doings in the Dungeon"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft3 September 1988 (1988-09-03)
292"The Camera in the Potato"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft10 September 1988 (1988-09-10)
303"Dinner with the General"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft17 September 1988 (1988-09-17)
314"The Dreaded Circular Saw"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft24 September 1988 (1988-09-24)
325"Otherwise Engaged"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft1 October 1988 (1988-10-01)
336"A Marriage of Inconvenience"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft8 October 1988 (1988-10-08)
347"No Hiding Place"Susan BelbinJeremy Lloyd & David Croft15 October 1988 (1988-10-15)
358"The Arrival of the Homing Duck"Susan BelbinJeremy Lloyd & David Croft22 October 1988 (1988-10-22)
369"Watch the Birdie"Susan BelbinJeremy Lloyd & David Croft29 October 1988 (1988-10-29)
3710"René - Under an Assumed Nose"Susan BelbinJeremy Lloyd & David Croft5 November 1988 (1988-11-05)
3811"The Confusion of the Generals"Susan BelbinJeremy Lloyd & David Croft12 November 1988 (1988-11-12)
3912"Who's for the Vatican"Susan BelbinJeremy Lloyd & David Croft19 November 1988 (1988-11-19)
4013"Ribbing the Bonk"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft26 November 1988 (1988-11-26)
4114"The Reluctant Millionaires"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft3 December 1988 (1988-12-03)
4215"A Duck for Launch"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft10 December 1988 (1988-12-10)
4316"The Exploding Bedpan"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft17 December 1988 (1988-12-17)
4417"Going Like a Bomb"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft24 December 1988 (1988-12-24)
4518"Money to Burn"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft31 December 1988 (1988-12-31)
4619"Puddings Can Go Off"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft7 January 1989 (1989-01-07)
4720"Land Mines for London"Richard BodenJeremy Lloyd & David Croft14 January 1989 (1989-01-14)
4821"Flight to Geneva"Richard BodenJeremy Lloyd & David Croft21 January 1989 (1989-01-21)
4922"Train of Events"Richard BodenJeremy Lloyd & David Croft28 January 1989 (1989-01-28)
5023"An Enigma Variation"Richard BodenJeremy Lloyd & David Croft4 February 1989 (1989-02-04)
5124"Wedding Bloss"Richard BodenJohn Chapman & Ian Davidson11 February 1989 (1989-02-11)
5225"Down the Drain"Richard BodenRonald Wolfe & Ronald Chesney18 February 1989 (1989-02-18)
5326"All in Disgeese"Richard BodenJeremy Lloyd & David Croft25 February 1989 (1989-02-25)

Series 6 (1989)[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)
552"The Gestapo for the High Jump"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft9 September 1989 (1989-09-09)
563"The Nouvion Oars"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft16 September 1989 (1989-09-16)
574"The Nicked Airmen"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft23 September 1989 (1989-09-23)
585"The Airmen De-Nicked"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft30 September 1989 (1989-09-30)
596"The Crooked Fences"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft7 October 1989 (1989-10-07)
607"Crabtree's Podgeon Pist"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft14 October 1989 (1989-10-14)
618"Rising to the Occasion"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd & David Croft21 October 1989 (1989-10-21)

Series 7 (1991)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
621"A Quiet Honeymoon"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam5 January 1991 (1991-01-05)
632"An Almighty Bang"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam12 January 1991 (1991-01-12)
643"Fleeing Monks"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam19 January 1991 (1991-01-19)
654"Up the Crick Without a Piddle"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam26 January 1991 (1991-01-26)
665"The Gestapo Ruins a Picnic"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam2 February 1991 (1991-02-02)
676"The Spirit of Nouvion"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam9 February 1991 (1991-02-09)
687"Leg it to Spain!"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam16 February 1991 (1991-02-16)
698"Prior Engagements"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam23 February 1991 (1991-02-23)
709"Soup and Sausage"Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam2 March 1991 (1991-03-02)
7110"René of the Gypsies"Sue LongstaffJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam16 March 1991 (1991-03-16)

Series 8 (1991–92)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
721"A Bun in the Oven"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam24 December 1991 (1991-12-24)
732"Arousing Suspicions"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam12 January 1992 (1992-01-12)
743"A Woman Never Lies"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam19 January 1992 (1992-01-19)
754"Hitler's Last Heil"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam26 January 1992 (1992-01-26)
765"Awful Wedded Wife"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam2 February 1992 (1992-02-02)
776"Firing Squashed"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam16 February 1992 (1992-02-16)
787"A Fishful of Francs"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam23 February 1992 (1992-02-23)
798"A Swan Song"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam1 March 1992 (1992-03-01)

Series 9 (1992)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
801"Gone with the Windmill"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam9 November 1992 (1992-11-09)
812"A Tour de France"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam16 November 1992 (1992-11-16)
823"Dead Man Marching"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam23 November 1992 (1992-11-23)
834"Tarts and Flickers"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam30 November 1992 (1992-11-30)
845"A Fishy Send-Off"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam7 December 1992 (1992-12-07)
856"A Winkle in Time"John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam14 December 1992 (1992-12-14)

Specials[edit]

The Best of 'Allo 'Allo! (1994)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
861"The Best of 'Allo 'Allo!"David Croft, Susan Belbin, Richard Boden, Martin Dennis, John B. Hobbs, Sue Longstaff & Mike StephensJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam17 August 1994 (1994-08-17)

René and Edith are in the Alps celebrating Edith's 35th birthday - Edith has knocked the war years off her true age, including World War I and the Crimean War! This event brings them to remember the incidents which took place during World War II; in particular the events which took place in their hometown of Nouvion.


An episode that was made to celebrate the series' 10th anniversary. It is mainly made up of archive footage; but also features new scenes in which René and Edith renew their love for each other. These events take place after the war but before the final events (where Rene elopes) of the last Episode.

The Return of 'Allo 'Allo! (2007)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
871"The Return of 'Allo 'Allo!"Martin DennisJeremy Lloyd28 April 2007 (2007-04-28)

A one-off special. René is writing his memoirs and needs help to fill in the "big gaps".


Features some of the original cast reprising their roles; inter-worked with a documentary about the show's history.

Notes[edit]

There remains some confusion over what the official titles are for each 'Allo 'Allo! episode (there were no onscreen titles for any episodes on the original transmission, though many episodes have had such titles added for repeat screenings and DVD releases, nor in Radio Times, though again the magazine has listed titles for some repeats). This had led to different DVD releases using different titles; and some fans have formed their own unofficial titles for episodes which have not yet been released on DVD. For the purposes of clarification, titles shown here are as follows:

  • Series 1-7: These are the titles which appear on the British Region 2 DVD releases. Titles shown in brackets are where Region 1 and Region 4 DVD release titles do not correspond to those on the British Region 2 DVD release.
  • Series 8-9: These are the titles which appear on the American Region 1 DVD releases. Series 8-9 and the second Christmas Special (under the title "Pregnancy") have been released on DVD in Poland, however with no titles, just notes on every episode.

External links[edit]