Monsieur Alfonse

Monsieur Alfonse
Monsieur Alfonse
'Allo 'Allo! character
First appearance The Funeral
Last appearance A Winkle in Time
Portrayed by Kenneth Connor
Occupation Undertaker & Deputy Mayor
Nationality Free French Forces French

Monsieur Alfonse is a fictional character in the BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, which ran from 1982 to 1992. He was played by actor Kenneth Connor.

Character overview

Monsieur Alfonse is Nouvion's undertaker, first being seen when local hero René Artois fakes his own death. Alfonse quickly falls in love with the latter's wife, Edith, and René has to propose to Edith or lose his café as everyone believes he is dead.

Alfonse also has a small fortune in a Swiss bank account; therefore, Edith's mother agrees with the match, as Alfonse would make a better husband financially.

The undertaker's catchphrase is "Swiftly and with style", while announcing his services. In addition, he also has a "dicky ticker", which comes on every time something stressful (or arousing) happens, and also suffers from the less publicised "tricky truss". He admires René for all the brave work he does for the Resistance, and agrees to admire Edith from afar. When he finds out about René's affair with waitress Yvette he tells Edith, but René manages to fob her off with another excuse.