The Best of 'Allo 'Allo!

The Best of 'Allo 'Allo! was broadcast on 17 August 1994,[1] two years after the ending of the BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the broadcast of the first series. The actual pilot for the show had been broadcast nearly 12 years earlier, when this show was broadcast.

The 50-minute episode is a mixture of new footage and archive footage from past episodes.


The episode is set some time after the end of the war. No date is given, but clearly it's before the last regular episode (where René elopes with Yvette).

René and Edith are in the Alps celebrating Edith's 35th birthday – Edith has knocked the war years off her true age, including World War I and the Crimean War! This event brings them to remember the incidents which took place during World War II; in particular the events which took place in their hometown of Nouvion.

What follows is a collection of highlights from the show's eighty-five episodes, interwoven with Edith and René's reminiscences. A complete list of the archive footage:

At the end of the episode, René and Edith re-affirm their love for each other; the archive clip of them singing When You Were Sweet Sixteen together (5.18) is shown; and the final scene is of them clinking champagne glasses together.

The familiar "You have been watching" crs roll at the end of the episode, cring every actor who played in the show, as well as the directors and producers.


  1. ^ "Radio Times listing for original transmission of "The Best of 'Allo 'Allo!", archived at BBC Genome Project".