His most longstanding and memorable role was as the owner of Cafe René in the BBC comedy ‘Allo
‘Allo!. The series was based around his character’s struggle with daily life in the occupied French
town of Nouvion: maintaining a friendly face for the German soldiers, getting dragged into the
French resistance, and having numerous affairs with his waiting staff.
Kaye appeared in all 84 episodes of the popular series and also appeared more than 1,000 times in a stage version. He last appeared on television in 2004.