'Allo 'Allo! (series 9)

The ninth series of the British sitcom series 'Allo 'Allo! contains six episodes which first aired between 9 November and 14 December 1992.

Series 9 was the last series of the show, and contains the final regular episode (The Best of 'Allo 'Allo! aired some two years later; but was mostly made up of archive footage). Richard Gibson did not take part in the final series; so the character of Herr Otto Flick was taken over by David Janson.

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
9.01 80 Gone with the Windmill 9 November 1992[1]
9.02 81 A Tour de France 16 November 1992[2]
9.03 82 Dead Man Marching 23 November 1992[3]
9.04 83 Tarts and Flickers 30 November 1992[4]
9.05 84 A Fishy Send-Off 7 December 1992[5]
9.06 85 A Winkle in Time 14 December 1992[6]

Episodes[]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
801"Gone with the Windmill"
"Fighting with Windmills"[7]
John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam9 November 1992 (1992-11-09)

Von Strohm and Gruber's escape attempt does not go to plan, and they return to Nouvion in disguise. Herr Flick has undergone plastic surgery in order to facilitate his escape to South America when the Allies invade. René is captured by the Communist Resistance again, leading the cafe staff to believe he is dead.


  • Note: This episode marks the first appearance of David Janson as Herr Otto Flick. The story of his plastic surgery was conceived to explain his altered appearance, when he was no longer being played by Richard Gibson.
  • Note: In this episode, series writer and creator Jeremy Lloyd has his one and only camera appearance as one of the Germans who show some interest in Gruber and Von Strohm when they are dressed as tarts.
  • Alternative title (R4): "The Windmill"
812"A Tour de France"
"Missing and Presumed Dead"[7]
John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam16 November 1992 (1992-11-16)

Louise, the leader of the Communist Resistance, is determined to keep René captive as her love slave. The cafe staff decide to hold a memorial service for René, who returns in the middle of the service, but not to the warm welcome he might have expected.


  • Note: This episode features the final appearance of Carole Ashby as Louise, a member of the communist resistance. She has a love affair with René.
  • Alternative title (R4): "Love Slave"
823"Dead Man Marching"
"René Artois Is Still Dead"[7]
John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam23 November 1992 (1992-11-23)

Michelle's latest plan is to take advantage of the belief that René is dead by sending him to England. Madame Fanny returns to Nouvion, but all is not well between her and LeClerc. ---

  • Alternative title (R4): "Amnesia"
834"Tarts and Flickers"
"The Fishmonger Float"[7]
John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam30 November 1992 (1992-11-30)

Michelle needs a pigeon to send microfilm to London. The cafe staff make plans for the fishmonger's parade, while General Von Klinkerhoffen makes plans to assassinate Hitler.


  • Alternative title (R4): "The Fishmonger's Parade"
845"A Fishy Send-Off"
"Sand Trap"[7]
John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam7 December 1992 (1992-12-07)

Monsieur Alfonse is sculpting a statue of René, but not without mishap. Colonel Von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber decide that supervising the fishmonger's parade is the ideal excuse to get out of involvement in Von Klinkerhoffen's plans to assassinate Hitler. When the parade float reaches the coast, a German patrol vehicle commandeers the float so they can retreat - the Allied invasion has begun. The cafe staff are left to walk back to Nouvion in their costumes.


  • Alternative title (R4): "The Bugged Golf Club"
856"A Winkle in Time"
"The End Of The War"[7]
John B. HobbsJeremy Lloyd & Paul Adam14 December 1992 (1992-12-14)

The cafe staff prepare to welcome the British troops, but do not bargain for seeing a couple of familiar faces. General Von Klinkerhoffen orders Colonel Von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber to stay and fight to the end, so they decide to escape and hide - ending up at the cafe, walking into the attic bedroom just as René is making his final radio call to London. The Gestapo officers' attempts to escape prove fruitless, but Helga regains possession of her missing piece of the painting. Von Klinkerhoffen changes his mind and decides to formally surrender to the British at the cafe to spare the lives of the men under his command. All the Germans are rounded up and the British make themselves at home in the cafe.

Many years later, an impressive car pulls up on the square, driven by the former Colonel. He's in the employ of Gruber, now a world-renowned art dealer, married to Helga. They greet the cafe staff, discussing how none of them ever found out what happened to the Fallen Madonna painting. Helga still carries her missing piece of the painting, and the rest is accidentally discovered to have been under their noses all these years. With the original painting, and a getaway car in the square, René decides that maybe it's not too late for him and Yvette to elope.


  • Note: This episode features a guest appearance of John D. Collins and Nicholas Frankau as Fairfax and Carstairs.
  • Note: In this episode, the date is revealed to be Tuesday 6 June 1944.

References[]

  1. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Gone with the Windmill", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  2. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "A Tour de France", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  3. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Dead Man Marching", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  4. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "Tarts and Flickers", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  5. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "A Fishy Send-Off", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  6. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "A Winkle in Time", archived at BBC Genome Project".
  7. ^ a b c d e f Title on the Region 1 DVD.