DS Icon: Gorden Kaye
While the mild xenophobia and questionable attitude to women (who could forget René's "You stupid woman!" and "Silly old bat!" catchphrases?) might not have aged so well over the years, there is something about watching Kaye caught between romping Vicki Michelle (Yvette Carte-Blanche), bumbling British airmen, the Resistance and the Germans that never grows old - no matter how many times the BBC repeats it on Sunday afternoons. His other major TV roles may have been limited, but we can easily forgive him for every time he whips off yet another smutty one-liner about the size of his baguette or the 'The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies'. Gorden, we salute you!
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