'Allo 'Allo! (series 3)

'Allo 'Allo!
Season 3
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes6
Release
Original networkBBC1
Original release5 December 1986 (1986-12-05) –
9 January 1987 (1987-01-09)
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List of 'Allo 'Allo! episodes

The third series of the British sitcom series 'Allo 'Allo! contains six episodes which first aired between 5 December 1986, and 9 January 1987.

Series 3 features the last appearance of Francesca Gonshaw as Maria Recamier.

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
3.01 16 The Nicked Knockwurst 5 December 1986[1]
3.02 17 Gruber Does Some Mincing 12 December 1986[2]
3.03 18 The Sausage in the Wardrobe 19 December 1986[3]
3.04 19 Flight of Fancy 26 December 1986[4]
3.05 20 Pretty Maids All in a Row 2 January 1987[5]
3.06 21 The Great Un-Escape 9 January 1987[6]

Cast[]

Episodes[]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
161"The Nicked Knockwurst"David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft5 December 1986 (1986-12-05)

The Communist Resistance steal Herr Flick's sausage (containing a forged copy of the Fallen Madonna) from the cafe, demanding a ransom for its return. René delivers the money, observed secretly by other parties, all in disguise - the cafe staff as German soldiers, Colonel Von Strohm and Captain Geering as trees, Helga and the Gestapo as Resistance girls, and German soldiers as Gendarmes. The sausage ends up in the mouth of Gruber's dog.


  • Note: This episode marks the beginning of Von Smallhausen's regular appearance on the show.
172"Gruber Does Some Mincing"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft12 December 1986 (1986-12-12)
Gruber (and his refrigerator) have been apprehended and brought before the Gestapo, leading Herr Flick to discover that his painting was a forgery. Michelle has a plan to send the British Airmen back to England in an old airplane, currently in the museum, powered by the engine from General Von Klinkerhoffen's lawnmower.
183"The Sausage in the Wardrobe"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft19 December 1986 (1986-12-19)

Maria is sent to the chateau with a knockwurst, containing the real painting, concealed across her bosom for Gruber to create another forgery. Von Klinkerhoffen intercepts her, hangs the sausage in his wardrobe, and sends a message that she will remain in his rooms until his lawnmower engine is returned. As word gets around of their location, the cafe staff, Gruber, and the Gestapo enact their plans to retrieve the sausage and rescue Maria.


  • Note: In this episode, Maria's surname is revealed to be "Recamier".
194"Flight of Fancy"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft26 December 1986 (1986-12-26)

Following her escape, Maria is hiding around the cafe disguised as a young boy. A classic vehicle parade, led by Gruber in his little tank, has been arranged - this will clear the museum of enough vehicles to enable the airplane to be used. However, it needs a catapult launch - for which all the men in Nouvion have agreed to give up their trouser braces.


  • Note: This episode is approximately ten minutes longer than a standard episode, as it was broadcast as an unofficial Boxing Day Special.
  • Note: This is the second of four times in the entire TV series when Hans Geering can be heard giving the full "Heil Hitler" salute.
205"Pretty Maids All in a Row"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft2 January 1987 (1987-01-02)

Back at the cafe, the British Airmen have been disguised as new waiting staff. General Von Klinkerhoffen commandeers their services for the chateau, along with a painting behind a curtain, which contains the Fallen Madonna inside. An elaborate Flamenco Night is staged to "kill off" the new staff so they are not found out.


  • Note: This is the third of four times in the entire TV series when Hans Geering can be heard giving the full "Heil Hitler" salute (to general von Klinkerhoffen).
216"The Great Un-Escape"Robin Carr & David CroftJeremy Lloyd & David Croft9 January 1987 (1987-01-09)

The airmen, having been taken to the mortuary after their "deaths", are tunnelling into the nearby prisoner-of-war camp. The cafe staff must help them, but the Gestapo have been listening in on René's radio conversations with London. The prisoners are tunnelling from their end, and as the two tunnels meet, the cafe staff, Michelle, Von Strohm, and Geering are in the tunnel behind the airmen. The Colonel gets stuck, but freeing him causes the tunnel to collapse behind him and everyone is stuck in the prisoner-of-war camp - just as General Von Klinkerhoffen is about to perform an inspection.


  • Note: This episode features the last appearance of Francesca Gonshaw as Maria Recamier.
  • Note: This is the fourth time in the entire TV series when Hans Geering can be heard giving the full "Heil Hitler" salute (to Colonel).

References[]

  1. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Nicked Knockwurst", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  2. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Gruber Does Some Mincing", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  3. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Sausage in the Wardrobe", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  4. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Flight of Fancy", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  5. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of Pretty Maids All in a Row", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  6. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Great Un-Escape", archived at BBC Genome Project".

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