Dec. 30, 1982
30 min.
BBC One TV Network

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Allo! Allo! (UK)

Meet René, the most wanted man in Occupied France: Women want his body. The Resistance wants his brain & the Nazis want his sausage! In a small café in occupied France the harassed proprietor, René, is fighting his own war. With the German Army in residence at the bar.

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René François Artois (Gorden Kaye) - The local café proprietor, whilst trying to remain impartial, has been brought into the war on both sides. The Germans are threatening to shoot him if he does not secretly hide stolen valuable paintings; the Resistance are using his café as a safe-house for shot down British airmen; and on top of that, he is trying to keep his passionate love affairs with the café serving girls secret from his wife. When caught in the arms of another woman, René invariable responds with the phrase "You stupid woman! Can you not see that..." followed by a convoluted explanation, which Edith always believes, resulting in an apology from her. René does not care much for his mother-in-law, often referring to her as a "silly old bat!". Each episode starts with scenery, costumes or props from the end of the previous episode, and (usually) René opens each episode with a monologue to the camera starting "You may be wondering why..." and proceeding to describe the situation he finds himself in, and summarise the events of the previous episode leading up to it.

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Season 7, Episode 01
08x04 - Lead Shortage
Season 8, Episode 04
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Season 1, Episode 07
05x15 - Forged Francs & Fishsellers
Season 5, Episode 15
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