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Season 4 Episode 1

Hans Goes Over the Top

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Aired Unknown Nov 07, 1987 on BBC
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Hans Goes Over the Top
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Having been trapped in the POW camp, Rene is enlisted in the plan to re-dig the tunnel, by getting rid of the dirt. Hans and the Colonel are playing cricket, though not very well, and Herr Flick and Von Smallhausen are digging their own tunnel into the camp. Monsieur Alphonse arrives at the Cafe to report to Fanny the news that Rene has been captured, but Rene and Company join in on the British prisoners' plan to escape - though only one person can escape in this way. The plan involved a plank laid across a barrel, and Rene leaping on one end (from the top of a shed) to fling the person on the other end out and over the fence. Naturally, the Colonel volunteers Hans for the escape, and after numerous attempts actually manages to get over, and is spirited away into the woods by the Resistance.

Meanwhile, Helga reports the situation to Gruber, and together they decide on a plan to rescue the Colonel, the Captain, and Rene, involving Gruber dressing as a nun. Officer Crabtree, though, reports to Alphonse and Leclerc with his own plan, involving everyone escaping in "droon poops". Meanwhile, though, the gang inside join a variety show for the purposes of covering a rather chancy plan of escape. But do they all make it out? The cliffhanger leaves us mid-dance...moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Guy Siner

    Guy Siner

    Lieutenant Hubert Gruber

    Gorden Kaye

    Gorden Kaye

    René Artois

    Carmen Silvera

    Carmen Silvera

    Edith Melba Artois

    Vicki Michelle

    Vicki Michelle

    Yvette Carte-Blanche

    Sue Hodge

    Sue Hodge

    Mimi LaBonq (Seasons 4 - 9)

    Kirsten Cooke

    Kirsten Cooke

    Michelle Dubois

    Martin Sadler

    Martin Sadler

    British POW Wing Commander

    Guest Star

    Nick Burnell (II)

    Nick Burnell (II)

    German POW Camp Commandant

    Guest Star

    Owen Brenman

    Owen Brenman

    German Guard

    Guest Star

    Tim Brown (II)

    Tim Brown (II)

    British POW Squadron Leader Simpson

    Recurring Role

    Paul Cooper

    Paul Cooper

    British POW Wagstaff

    Recurring Role

    Trevor T. Smith

    Trevor T. Smith

    German Guard

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • This episode takes place firmly in 1941,
        there is an on-screen caption confirming this. However, we know that episode 2.7 ('The Gateau From The
        Chateau') could not have taken place any earlier than January 1942, because the events are hinged on a
        historical fact.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Alphonse: Monsieur, how long have you been
        masquerading as a French policeman?
        Crabtree: Six whacks and five doos.

      • (Alphonse hands Fanny a glass of gin)
        Alphonse: With this, the words will become clear to you.
        Fanny: Zis is not my experience.

      • (Hans claims leg before wicket in the cricket match)
        Hans: You are out!
        Von Strohm: I'm not out!
        Hans: Yes you are! Your legs were in front of ze little
        wooden sticks, preventing ze balls from hitting zem.
        You are out! IT IS ZE RULLLE!
        Von Strohm: (throwing his bat to the ground) Cricket
        is a rotten game!
        Hans: Temper temper!

      • (Madame Fanny climbs onto a mechanised crane.)
        Monsieur Alphonse: Madame Fanny, are you sure that you are acquainted with this sophisticated mechanism?
        Madame Fanny: When I was a girl, I worked in a fairground.
        Leclerc: Fanny, you were the bearded lady!
        Madame Fanny: Yes, but that did not worry the randy operator of the ghost train.

      • Herr Flick: I will get to the end of the tunnel if I have to dig all night.
        Von Smallhausen: But Herr Flick, you are not digging. I am.
        Herr Flick: Do not split hairs.

      • René: (when Yvette tries to hug him) British officers do not cuddle each other. Not when there are a lot of people watching, anyway.

      • Officer Crabtree (trying to speed things up): I will dingle a keerot in front of the dinkey. That is butter. We shall be there very sheetly!

    • NOTES (6)

      • This is the first episode not to feature Michelle's "Listen Very Carefully..." catchphrase since episode 2.3

      • The production credits at the end of the episode roll vertically, rather than as stationary slides. This becomes the norm for the rest of the series.

      • The prisoner of war camp is Stalag Luft IV in Normandy. This means that Nouvion must be located in that region
        of France. Rene and company are situated in hut seventeen. According to Edith, each hut in the POW
        camp sleeps 40 approximately prisoners.

      • The series has now moved from Friday to Saturday evenings on BBC One, and episodes now run to approximately
        25 minutes. The on-screen title of the show has changed font, just as it did in episode 3.1. However this time
        the change is permanent.

      • There are three songs, sung by different characters in this episode. Leclerc and Mme Fanny sing "If You Were The Only Girl" at the café. Helga gives a throaty rendition of "Lili Marlene" outside the POW camp. The prisoners of war perform "Cheek to Cheek" in their concert.

      • Sam Kelly gives his last regular appearance as Hans but he later showed up as a guest star in the seventh season.

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