David Croft discusses the complexity of 'Allo 'Allo


With the passing of David Croft on Sunday, 27 September, at age 89, more from our 1999 interview for the public television program, Salute to British Comedy on American Public Television. When host Penelope Keith introduces the ‘Allo ‘Allo segment, we come to realize that the series was not only complex for the audience, but for both David Croft and co-creator/writer, Jeremy Lloyd. As you’ll see, thank goodness David Croft’s secretary was able to follow the plot line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL5j0CUEAeM

In this clip, creators Croft and Lloyd talk briefly about the extensive use of location production on ‘Allo ‘Allo and then verify what was quite evident on the screen – the true chemistry amongst the cast of characters. They also reveal the surprising news that One was a fan ‘Allo ‘Allo. Armed with that knowledge, certainly no added pressure to create brilliant television each week, I’m sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW7R8xtC16Y