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Gruber (GUY SINER) & Rene (GORDON KAYE)
©BBC, 1984

Shown in over 50 countries and frequently repeated, this hilarious send-up of WorldWar II Resistance dramas has a huge following around the world. 


Episode 1
Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 7:30pm
The village of Nouvion in Occupied France, 1941.Two escaping British airmen are sent by the French Resistance to hide in René’s Café, a small dining establishment. But nobody at René’s speaks any English, and no one is ready for the intrigue that follows. Meanwhile, the customers are all ordering cheese to stuff in their ears when Mme Edith sings.

Episode 2
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Enter Herr Flick of the Gestapo, who begins to investigate the disappearance of a valuable painting, The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies by Van Klompf.Why are Colonel von Strom and Captain Goering lending their uniforms to the British airmen?

Episode 3
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
Fearful of being caught in the German uniforms and being shot as spies, the British airmen burn those uniforms. This reduces Colonel von Strom and Captain Goering to dressing as French onion-sellers.

Episode 4
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:30pm
Still disguised as onion-sellers, the Colonel and Captain are waiting on tailors in London (under direction of the Resistance) to sew them new uniforms. But Herr Flick is looking to infiltrate the ranks of the onion sellers.

Episode 5
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:30pm
René is on his way to blow up the railway, which Captain Goering has already destroyed accidentally. René is captured by General von Klinkerhoffen, who demands of Colonel von Strom that René be shot. Lieutenant Gruber gives the command to fire!

Episode 6
Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 7:30pm
After René’s supposed execution, Herr Flick insists that his funeral be attended by senior officers to seek out the members of the Resistance. René has come back as his own twin brother, also named René, who now must plan for his own burial.

Episode 5
Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7:30pm
In retaliation for the killing of René, the Communists kidnap the Colonel and the Captain. Luckily, in the process of escaping the Communists with the assistance of the Gaullist Resistance, the officers manage to get back The Fallen Madonna.

Episode 5
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
The Germans celebrate the burning of the Reichstag (by having the young girls of Nouvion dress as Hitler Youth and perform Bavarian dances). Meanwhile, René and Edith don disguises to attempt to substitute a forgery of The Fallen Madonna for the real painting.