Yes this got me wondering too! She has indeed been dead a long time! Just had grandson and his half brother staying for a fortnight and when it rained(as it tends to do a lot in Brittany they watched DVDs of Allo Allo. Lots of merriment and they've taken the boxed set back to England.
This got me thinking of René, and a post a week or so ago about someone who got a pole stuck in his head. Didn't the same happen to Gorden Kaye during an accident and I'm sure he almost made a 100% recovery