DescriptionAll twelve episodes from seasons 3 and 4 of the popular BBC sitcom set in occupied France during the Second World War. In 'The Nicked Knockwurst', the everlasting gag about the phallic sausage reaches its climax when Hitler realises that the 'Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies' painting is not, after all, hidden inside the conflict's most sought-after tube of pork. Meanwhile, Rene and Monsieur Alfonso are ready to fight a duel for the hand of Edith. In 'Gruber Does Some Mincing', von Strohm, Geering and Rene are arrested and interrogated by Herr Flick. In 'The Sausage and the Wardrobe', the resistance movement decide to blow up General von Klinkerhoffen, little realising that certain of their enemy also plan to kill the general - von Strohm with a lethal gateau and Flick with a poisoned dart. Rene and the Resistance try to disguise themselves as roadworkers in order to smuggle out the English airmen in 'Flight of Fancy'. In 'Pretty Maids All in a Row', von Klinkerhoffen requisitions a worthless painting - but Rene has hidden the Fallen Madonna inside it. In 'The Great Un-Escape', Gruber is knee-deep in forgeries, while Rene is knee-deep in a tunnel. In 'Hans Goes Over the Top', the entire gang escape from the prisoner of war camp dressed as can-can girls from the Folies Bergeres. In 'Camp Dance', Lieutenant Gruber helps the gang escape in a dust lorry while the German guards are distracted by a variety show. Maria escapes separately, disguised as a Red Cross parcel, but unfortunately she gets delivered to Switzerland. In 'Good Staff Are Hard to Find', Mimi is brought in as Rene's bodyguard, but it isn't long before she is trying to poison Herr Flick in the back room of the cafe. 'The Flying Nun' sees General von Klinkerhoffen and Colonel von Strohm under suspicion of being part of a plot to assassinate Hitler. In 'The Jet-Propelled Mother-in-Law', Rene is being held by the Germans. Edith decides to disguise herself as a German officer and threaten the Germans with a grenade to get them to release him, but she ends up blowing up a public toilet instead.
Gordon Kaye • Carmen Silvera • Vicki Michelle • Francesca Conshaw • Sue Hodge • Kirsten Cooke • Richard Marner • Sam Kelly • Guy Siner • Hilary Minster • Kim Hartman • Richard Gibson • David Janssen • Kenneth Connor • Arthur Bostrom • Paul Cooper • Lisa Anselmi • Tim Barker • Sherry Louise Plant • Martin Sadler • Caroline Dennis • Nick Burnell • Trevor T. Smith • Bill Malin • Howard Leader
Richard Boden • Susan Belbin • Robin Carr • David Croft • Martin Dennis • John B. Hobbs • Sue Longstaff • Mike Stephens
• Certificate: PG • Format: DVD • Number of Discs: 1 • Running Time: 420 minutes • Language: English