The Best Episodes Directed by Mike Stephens

Things That Go Bump In the Night

#1 - Things That Go Bump In the Night

Grace & Favour Season 1 - Episode 5

Since none of the applicants from the previous episode were suitable, the staff assume the duties of barman, chambermaid, etc.

star 8.22
9 votes
Leg it to Spain!

#2 - Leg it to Spain!

'Allo 'Allo! Season 7 - Episode 7

The barrels which are to be used in the latest escape plan are hidden in the cellar of Café René. René has to give the painting of the 'Fallen Madonna' to Colonel von Strohm. The painting then falls into the hands of General von Klinkerhoffen. The General decides to have his photograph taken at the café so that it can be published in the newspaper. He asks to see the wine cellar. When he finds two large wine barrels, he orders them to be taken to his château. The airmen are hiding inside the barrels.

star 8.08
149 votes
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Fleeing Monks

#3 - Fleeing Monks

'Allo 'Allo! Season 7 - Episode 3

René is to be given a collaboration medal for his help with the removal of von Flockenstuffen. Unfortunately, this causes the Communist Resistance to place a price on his head. He decides once again to elope with Yvette. Michelle orders René to take the airmen to the monastery to be picked up by a lightweight plane. Herr Flick also learns of this news, and he and von Smallhausen have themselves initiated into the brotherhood to gather information and capture the airmen. Unfortunately, René ends up grabbing Edith's hand instead of Yvette's, as the two are rushed aboard the plane bound for England.

star 7.86
182 votes
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A Quiet Honeymoon

#4 - A Quiet Honeymoon

'Allo 'Allo! Season 7 - Episode 1

LeClerc and Fanny are brought down in the town square after the helium runs out, where they are then arrested and sent to prison. Edith manages to forge her own papers to release Fanny and LeClerc just as von Smallhausen has himself arrested to interrogate the couple about the British airmen. Ultimately, the forged papers are discovered, and the newlyweds hide back at the café. Unfortunately, their spring-loaded Murphy bed has now pinned them behind the wall.

star 7.83
164 votes
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Looking For Staff

#5 - Looking For Staff

Grace & Favour Season 1 - Episode 4

A group of American tourists, the hotel's first guests, are due to arrive at the weekend but there are still very few replies to Mr. Rumbold's advert for staff. The only alternative is for them all to knuckle down and try to make the place presentable.

star 7.82
11 votes
The Gestapo Ruins a Picnic

#6 - The Gestapo Ruins a Picnic

'Allo 'Allo! Season 7 - Episode 5

The airmen are smuggled out of the monastery in sacks of potatoes. Michelle comes up with a new escape plan which involves building a raft out of telegraph poles. General von Klinkerhoffen decides to restart the local newspaper. Rene and Monsieur Alphonse are ordered to organise it.

star 7.78
156 votes
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Soup and Sausage

#7 - Soup and Sausage

'Allo 'Allo! Season 7 - Episode 9

Michelle decides to use René's old ice cream truck to rescue the airmen from the sewer. The truck is parked over the sewer grate and Monsieur Alphonse hides underneath so that he can prise off the grate using a chisel. General von Klinkerhoffen decides to buy some ice cream but ends up covered in it when the winch which is being used to raise the sewer grate causes the pump on the ice cream maker to get stuck full on.

star 7.75
153 votes
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 The Inheritance

#8 - The Inheritance

Grace & Favour Season 1 - Episode 1

Young Mr. Grace has died and the store has closed. On behalf of the Pension Fund Mr. Grace acquired a Tudor Manor house with farm which at the moment is being run as a Country House Hotel. Being the only source of pension money for the retired staff, they all decide to visit for the weekend to investigate its possibilities.

star 7.69
16 votes
Mr. Slocombe

#9 - Mr. Slocombe

Grace & Favour Season 2 - Episode 3

Mrs. Slocombe's long-lost husband pays an unexpected visit after an absence of 42 years, forcing Mrs. Slocombe into hiding. When the staff find that he intends to purchase the hotel, they temporarily expand the staff to make the idea seem unprofitable.

star 7.67
9 votes
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The Gun

#10 - The Gun

Grace & Favour Season 2 - Episode 1

Mrs. Slocombe's pussy, Tiddles, gets gummed up. A gun discovered by Captain Peacock brings the riot police to Millstone Manor where the criminal records of such notorious characters as "Knuckles Rumbold" are revealed.

star 7.64
11 votes
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American Tourists

#11 - American Tourists

Grace & Favour Season 1 - Episode 6

A group of American tourists arrive for the weekend as part of their European tour. The ex-shop workers do their best, but the Americans are expecting a church service and the traditional Harvest Thanksgiving Dance.

star 7.60
10 votes
The Mongolian Hordes

#12 - The Mongolian Hordes

Grace & Favour Season 2 - Episode 5

A Mongolian tour group gets a cultural extravaganza from the staff at Millstone Manor. The high point of their visit occurs on the presentation of the ballet by Mr. ""Sergei"" Humphries and Miss ""Natasha"" Lovelock.

star 7.60
10 votes

#13 - Cricket

Grace & Favour Season 2 - Episode 2

The staff organize a cricket match against the townspeople. The match is marred by the jealousy of Malcolm Heathcliff, who sees Mr. Humphries as a competitor for Mavis' affections. The highlights of the match is a fantastic dive by Mrs. Slocombe and a winning stroke by Mr. Humphries.

star 7.50
12 votes
The Court Case

#14 - The Court Case

Grace & Favour Season 1 - Episode 3

Mrs. Slocombe finds herself in court charged with stealing a gypsy cart. Captain Peacock and the others travel to town on the back of Moulterd's pig cart. Once in court the staff come forward as character witnesses.

star 7.27
11 votes
The Cat Came Back

#15 - The Cat Came Back

Grace & Favour Season 2 - Episode 4

Mr. Rumbold, Mrs. Slocombe, Mr. Humphries and Miss Brahms plant potatoes. Captain Peacock removes a petrified pussy from a niche in the attic, precipitating a series of supernatural events.

star 7.20
10 votes

#16 - Darts

Grace & Favour Season 2 - Episode 6

After Mr. Rumbold complains that he gets no respect, the staff vote to share authority democratically. The staff play darts against the local team at the village pub. Captain Peacock leads a commando raid to rescue a flock of sheep.

star 7.13
8 votes