'Allo 'Allo! series 1

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The pilot of the British television sitcom 'Allo 'Allo! was originally broadcast on 30 December 1982. It was repeated as the first of a series of eight episodes broadcast from 7 September[1] to 26 October 1984.

'Allo 'Allo!
Series 1
No. of episodes7
Original networkBBC1
Original release7 September (1984-09-07) –
26 October 1984 (1984-10-26)
Series chronology
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List of episodes

The following episode names are those that are found on the British Region 2 DVD releases, with alternative region titles given below them.




No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
21"The British 'ave Come"[2]David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft7 September 1984 (1984-09-07)

René has the painting of the Fallen Madonna bricked up in his cellar. He has the idea of having a forgery of the painting made, to give to the Gestapo on the pretence it is the original. René ends up with a collection of suicide pills.

  • Alternative title: "The Fallen Madonna"
32"Pigeon Post"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft14 September 1984 (1984-09-14)

The British Airmen are captured by the Communist Resistance, having escaped in the German officers' uniforms. Replacement uniforms are to be ordered from London, via carrier pigeon.

  • Note: This episode is the first in which René speaks to the audience.
43"Savile Row to the Rescue"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft21 September 1984 (1984-09-21)

René waits for the plane to drop the German uniforms, but it lands and a tailor is on board. Michelle gives the René nitroglycerine to hide – disguised in a gin bottle, and René suddenly finds everyone has a taste or a use for the "gin".

  • Note: The only time that Carmen Silvera is listed first and Gorden Kaye second in the end credits.
54"The Execution"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft28 September 1984 (1984-09-28)

General Von Klinkerhoffen survives an assassination attempt when the Resistance attempt to blow up the train delivering him to Nouvion. For his part in the operation, René is sentenced to be executed by firing squad, but Colonel Von Strohm has a plan to ensure his survival.

  • Note: This episode has the first appearance of Hilary Minster as General Erich von Klinkerhoffen.
65"The Funeral"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft5 October 1984 (1984-10-05)

René begins posing as his own twin brother, also named René, as his "funeral" is arranged. René hides the Resistance's anti-tank mines in the coffin, and LeClerc poses as the priest.

  • Note: This episode has the first appearance of Kenneth Connor as Alfonse.
76"Reds Nick Colonel"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft19 October 1984 (1984-10-19)

After celebrating his birthday at the cafe, Colonel Von Strohm is captured by the Communist Resistance, along with Captain Geering. The Resistance give René the honour of shooting them in revenge for his twin brother's demise. They all escape and meet the plane with the forged painting of the Fallen Madonna, but it inevitably gets mixed up with the original.

  • Note: This episode's title is often misspelled as "Red Nick's Colonel".
87"The Dance of Hitler Youth"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft26 October 1984 (1984-10-26)
René is ordered to switch the paintings before Herr Flick can send the original to Berlin. A Hitler Youth Dance in the cafe provides a diversion.


  1. ^ "Radio Times listing for 1984 repeat of the pilot episode, archived at BBC Genome Project". 30 December 1982.
  2. ^ The name of this episodes on Region 1 DVD Release is "The Fallen Madonna"