Spall: (On life after Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) I was virtually unemployable for five full years, couldn't get arrested. People thought I was Barry, this foolish buffoon. I wasn't, of course; I was an actor, but nobody seemed to realise this. I remember going for an audition one time, and somebody worrying whether I'd be able to do anything but a Brummie accent. I had to point out to them that I was from London, not Birmingham Anyway, so there I was, 27 years old, married with three kids already, and nobody would give me a job. A horrible, horrible time.