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Sitcom stars say 'Allo 'Allo to blue plaque marking filming in Norfolk

A Blue Plaque now commemorates where 'Allo 'Allo was filmed at Mundford, near Thetford Credit: ITV News Anglia

It was one of the biggest television series of the 1980s - at one point getting around 14 million viewers every week.

But did you know much of the wartime comedy 'Allo 'Allo was filmed near Thetford in Norfolk?

Today, on the sitcom's 35th anniversary, a Blue Plaque was unveiled at Lyndford Hall to mark the site of so many happy memories for its cast.

Among them was Sue Hodge, who played diminutive waitress Mimi LaBonq and Vicki Michelle, Mimi's love-rival Yvette Carte-Blanche.

Vicky Michelle realises the plaque has been revealed prematurely Credit: ITV News Anglia

"When I put the dress on I became Yvette. The French accent would come out and it was just such fun."

– Vicki Michelle, who player Yvette Carte-Blanche
Vicky Michelle, Sue Hodge and Arthur Bostrom attended the celebration Credit: ITV News Anglia

In true 'Allo 'Allo style, the perfectly laid plans for the celebration didn't go quite as expected - with Vicki Michelle accidentally uncovering the plaque a little earlier than intended.

But that didn't matter to the many fans who had travelled to the village of Mundford to see some of their icons.

Three generations of the Teague family made the journey to Norfolk.

The Teague family are keen 'Allo 'Allo fans Credit: ITV News Anglia

"'Allo 'Allo is something that I watched as a child with my grandparents. I really enjoy sharing it with my daughter and her grandparent."

– Sophie Teague, fan

Despite the many 1940s-style outfits on show, Arthur Bostrom - who played the show's English policeman with an appalling French accent - said his character Officer Crabtree was still considered surprisingly relevant.

Good Moaning. Officer Crabtree was a firm favourite for fans Credit: BBC

"Broxit, as he would call it. I recently wrote a French phrase book by him. My understanding is they are using it for the negotiations in Brussels, so I think that could explain why things are in such a mess to be honest.

"It does seem to be relevant. Somebody told me they'd been in the march for Brexit in London recently and saw someone carrying a banner with my face on it - as Crabtree - going 'Billocks to Broxit'. The character lives on!"

– Arthur Bostrom, who played Officer Crabtree