10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Cast Of ‘Allo ‘Allo


The British comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo stole hearts with its colorful characters and humorous script. Here are some things you might not know about the cast.

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10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

The British comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo stole hearts across the globe, with its colorful characters and humorous script. The series surrounded a small cafe in France during World War 2, which was frequented by all types of characters, good and evil. It ran from 1982 until 1992, and was a hit with the public, despite being slightly controversial, at times.

The series continues to be watched by fans across the globe, and no doubt, social restrictions have many reaching for their favorite ‘Allo ‘Allo DVD sets, or streaming the series online. Here are 10 lesser-known and more interesting facts about the cast of the well-loved British comedy that fans probably didn’t know.

10 Like Mother, Like Daughter

10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

Despite playing daughter and mother in the show, there was only an eight-year age gap between Carmen Silvera and Rose Hill. Carmen played Madame Edith and was 60 years old when the show started.

Rose starred as her mother Madame Fanny La Fan, and at 68 years of age when the show began, was only eight years her senior. This slight age discrepancy may be overlooked by even die-hard fans.

9 Musician In The Making

10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

Actress Carmen Silvera released a single of ‘Allo ‘Allo’s theme song in 1980. Yes, the talented actress gave singing her best effort, it would seem.

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The series’ theme tune was written by David Croft and Roy Moore. Carmen added the lyrics before releasing it to the world as a single. She managed to give quite a respectable performance, however, most critics would agree that she should stick to acting.

8 Rock Star Moments

10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

The show’s actors and actresses had more on the go than just acting. Actor Gordon Kaye and Vicki Michelle went on to record their own version of the French song ‘Je t’aime … Moi Non Plus’ in 1986.

This song is an erotic French pop song, which is sung together with catchy, seductive instrumental interludes.

7 A Narrow Escape From Death

10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

Carmen Silvera almost didn’t make it as one of the ‘Allo ‘Allo cast. In fact, Carmen, who starred as Edith Artois in the series, is said to have narrowly escaped death during the Second World War, perhaps making the show’s themes for her a bit “too close to home.”

She was going to be evacuated to the U.S. on a ship called the SS Athenia, however, her name was taken off the passenger list shortly before the ship departed. The ship was sunk by the Germans shortly after this.

6 Officer Crabtree’s Secret

10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

Most fans of the show love Officer Crabtree, the determined and peculiar officer who garbles up his French in the show. He is possibly one of the best-loved actors of the entire cast.

Ironically, actor Arthur Bostrom, who starred as Officer Crabtree, is completely fluent in French. This means he had to really think hard in order to speak his nonsense French – something to think about.

5 Rene’s ‘Almost’ Early Exit From The Show

10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

Gordon Kaye, who starred as Rene in the show, almost died during a violent storm in 1990. During the UK storm, the wind was so strong that debris came smashing through his car windscreen. The result was that the actor was badly injured, requiring immediate brain surgery.

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Viewers might have noticed that the much-loved character had a scar on his forehead since season 7 of the show. This is a lesser-known fact about Gordon Kaye, however, worth noting if one was wondering about the visible scar on the actor’s face.

4 A Good Heart

10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

Vikki Michelle, who played Yvette Carte-Blanche in the series, is an activist who is extensively involved in community work. Charities she gets involved in include AA Dog Rescue, Haven House Children’s Hospice, and the Lady Taverners.

In addition, she has strong ties with the Heritage Foundation, being president of the organization. This is a group that honors former stars by placing plaques on their former houses.

3 Creative Mind Left Show Early

10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

One of the show’s creative minds, a man known as David Croft, only stayed with the popular sitcom for its first six series.

Viewers might not acknowledge David Croft for his input in the series, but together with Jeremy Lloyd, they were the powerhouses behind the show. He is also credited for having written the theme music for the show.

2 Onwards, To Great Things

10 Things You Didnt Know About The Cast Of Allo Allo

The role of head waitress Yvette Carte-Blanche was the beginning of a lifelong romance with the screen for actress Vicki Michelle. When ‘Allo ‘Allo ended in 1992, she went on to star in the ITV soap, Emmerdale.

She also starred in numerous reality TV shows, among these Celebrity Masterchef. To add to this mix, she also tried her hand at singing, together with co-star Gorden Kaye.

1 We Will All Remember

Remember John Louis Mansi, who played Herr Flick’s sidekick? He passed away from lung cancer in 2010. Hilary Minster, who starred as the general in the series, also died as a result of cancer, at just 55 years of age.

Still, their humorous interludes and stage presence will be remembered and honored for years to come.

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