The British Are Coming
'Allo 'Allo A-00
Production Info
Director David Croft
Story by
Screenplay by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Production Code
IMDB Ref tt0500356
Transmission Info
Season 1
Episode 0 (Pilot Episode)
Airdate 30 December 1982
Previous Episode None
Next Episode The Fallen Madonna


World War Two is raging but in the French village of Nouvion, cafe owner Rene Artois wants only a quiet life plus some slap and tickle with his waitress Yvette behind his sour wife Edith's back. To this end he keeps in with the two German officers who are cafe patrons, Von Strohm and Geering. He is therefore alarmed when Michelle of the Resistance declares his house a safe house for two British airmen, who have been shot down and who cannot understand French. He is also to host Roger LeClerc, a forger and old flame of his mother-in-law Fanny, sprung from jail by the Resistance but, due to a misunderstanding, mistakes Gruber, a gay German officer who fancies Rene, for Roger. Geering and Von Strohm discover the hidden Britishers but when Herr Otto Flick of the Gestapo arrives, they agree to help. This is because Flick is after a favorite painting of Hitler's, The Madonna With the Big Boobies, which they wish to keep for themselves. To this end they give their uniforms to the escaping airmen. Written by don @ minifie-1[1]

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'Allo 'Allo Season 1
The British Are Coming[N 1] ; The Fallen Madonna[N 2] ; Pigeon Post ; Savile Row to the Rescue ; The Execution ; The Funeral ; Reds Nick Colonel ; The Dance of the Hitler Youth
  1. This is the Pilot episode
  2. Listed on the DVD cover and on Screen as Series 1, Episode 1
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