Auf Wiedersehen Pet

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 2

    Au Revoir, Part 2

    Aired 12/29/04

  • S 5 : Ep 1

    Au Revoir, Part 1

    Aired 12/28/04

  • S 4 : Ep 6

    The End of the Affair

    Aired 2/8/04

  • S 4 : Ep 5

    Dangerous Liaisons

    Aired 2/1/04

  • S 4 : Ep 4

    Moonlighting

    Aired 1/25/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Timothy Spall

    Barry Spencer Taylor

  • Noel Clarke

    Wyman Ian Norris [ 2002 - 2004]

  • Tim Healy

    Dennis L. Patterson

  • Pat Roach

    Brian ''Bomber'' Busbridge

  • Jimmy Nail

    Leonard Jeffrey ''Oz'' Osbourne

  • show Description
  • With unemployment high and work prospects low, seven men from England head for Düsseldorf in search of work. Three from Newcastle and one each from London, Liverpool, Bristol and Wolverhampton. Seven very different men who meet in the unglamourous surroundings of a German building site, find that they are not so different after all. This show made many actors very famous. The show's regular cast list Jimmy Nail as Oz Tim Healy as Dennis Christopher Fairbank as Moxey Timothy Spall as Barry Pat Roach as Bomber Gary Holton as Wayne Kevin Whately as Neville With Noel Clarke as Wymanmoreless

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  • Quotes (53)

    • Oz: I'll tell you one thing, mate. Sex is in its infancy in Gateshead.

    • Oz: Well, you know what they say? Dennis: What? Oz: Pelicans, penguins, the Inland Revenue all got one thing in common. Dennis: What's that? Oz: They can all shove their bills up their arse.

    • Oz: I lay bricks, that's what I do. It doesn't make any difference to me whether it's Dusseldorf or Darlington. German worker: Excuse me. I have a question for you. Oz: Oh aye. Want to see my papers do you? German worker: If Germany is such no good place why don't you piss off back to England.

    • Herr Ulrich: Danke schon. Oz: And donkey shite to you too, pal.

    • Dennis: I've seen blokes like you come and go all the times I've worked in Germany. Never been out the UK before. Never eaten foreign food, never drank foreign beer. Fish out of water without the wife or the mother to lend a guiding hand. After a week they've lost their passports, they've got pissed, lost most of their money, and become ridiculously nationalistic for the country that can't even bloody employ them in the first place!

    • Barry: A letter for you. Oz: Impossible, man. Naebody knows I'm here. Barry: No, look, it's Tyne and Wear. It says on the postmark.

    • Neville: What's your son's name, Oz ? Oz: Rod.. after Rod Stewart. Neville:What's he like? Oz: Well I can't stand him but Merle Haggard Osbourne didn't sound right.

    • Ingrid: What would you now be doing if you were now in London? Wayne: As it's Friday, I'd probably be working. Or on the dole. Ingrid: What is that? Wayne: It's the unemployment. We're very big on that in England, it's one of our few spectacular successes. We've managed to put more people out of work than any of our European counterparts.

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    Notes (57)

    • First appearances of Dennis, Oz, Neville, Wayne, Bomber and Barry. Herr Grumwald also makes his first appearance.

    • During filming the production crew hired a coach load of British squaddies from a nearby camp. The beer they were drinking was real and led to drunken chaos and the gun toting German police ended up getting involved.

    • During filming this episode, the production team hired a coach load of prostitutes from Hamburg's red lite district for the brothel scene. When they arrived, the crew discovered that most of these were actually transvestites.

    • The viewing figures are not known for this episode.

    • The song played at the end of the programme is "That's Living Alright" by Joe Fagin — it reached No. 3 in the U.K. Top 40 in January 1984.

    • The clips in the opening scene are re-used in The Return Of The Seven Part 1.

    • The viewing figures for this episode are 9,173,000.

    • First appearance by, Moxey. Moxey is played by Christopher Fairbank.

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    Trivia (14)

    • When Oz, Dennis and Neville arrive at the site Pat Roach is seen between the huts waiting for his cue.

    • Look closely in the scene where Neville talks to Barry in the hut while writing his postcard you can just see a little of his 'Neville and Lotte' tattoo although he hasn't had it tattoed on his arm yet.

    • When Neville arrives on the train he has trainers on but just as he left the site he had his boots on. And in the space of two minutes watch how many times Neville's footwear altenates between trainers and boots.

    • In the German police station, the police officer is yelling loudly at Neville in German. Why didn't he just go and find an interpreter, as it is clear that Neville is a British builder who probably speaks very little German. Also, why would you get aggressive with someone who is obviously scared?

    • In the scene where Dennis is getting ready to go and meet Dagmar. After Neville has finished talking, Dennis leaves the hut without a suitcase or a bag. When he arrives at the hotel with Dagmar, he has his suitcase on the bed.

    • Dennis, Magawon and Oz don't pay for their drinks in the German bar.

    • When the lads arrive at Dagmar's house Moxey is nowhere to be seen.

    • This episode features nudity. This shows what was allowed at 9pm in the days when this episode aired.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Well, as I suspected this is a listed building, grade 2. Listed Buildings. A listed building is a building that is deemed to be of, "special architectural or historic interest ". The renovation of such buildings is carefully controlled and in some cases forbidden. English Heritage - officially known as the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, is the statutory adviser to the British Government on the historic environment.

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • relevant still

    By Grumpyclown, Feb 16, 2013

  • The Newer Ones.

    By AufPet, Dec 18, 2012

  • Fantastic and not.

    By Yaspaa, Apr 17, 2008

  • A superb series in the 80s and a very good one when it was brought back by the BBC years later.

    By SunSpeed, Feb 23, 2008

  • A classic Brittish comedy drama from the early 80s that tells the story of a group of Newcastle bricklayers who travel to Germany to work when they are unable to get jobs in Britain.

    By rabbai, Aug 04, 2005

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