In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.
Jimmy Perry, a lifelong gnome devotee, originally wrote a gnome-based short-sketch for Morecambe & Wise but was persuaded by his wife that it was good enough to make a whole show. The BBC agreed and commissioned a series. See more »
I also remember seeing the show when I was young. I remember my parents allowing me to come down from my room after bedtime, to watch it (I think I also saw Monty Python afterwards...I think it followed it - possibly on BBC2?) I was too young for the clever sub-text to the scripts, I just enjoyed the idea of little gnomes being alive in the garden! I remember one episode had Terry and Hugh trying to get friendly with some female gnomes (if that was their name!) who possibly were in a neighbouring garden. It is a great shame that no episodes have been found out there in TV-Land. Whether time will have been kind to the show, who knows? In the end, could this have been another lost TV classic from the BBC?
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