Auf Wiedersehen Pet

ITV (ended 2004)



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Auf Wiedersehen Pet

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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 Wyman
Pat Roach

Pat Roach

Brian ''Bomber'' Busbridge

Jimmy Nail

Jimmy Nail

Leonard Jeffrey ''Oz'' Osbourne

Gary Holton

Gary Holton

Wayne Winston Norris [ 1983 - 1986 ]

Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall

Barry Spencer Taylor

Tim Healy

Tim Healy

Dennis L. Patterson

Kevin Whately

Kevin Whately

Neville Hope

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  • relevant still

    with the global recession and people migrating for work, a lot of people will still find this engaging
  • The Newer Ones.

    The problem, or not a problem in which ever way you look at it is, TV has changed so much over the past 20 years in the UK, and there is no way a Channel such as the BBC or ITV will commission a show for 13 episodes, such as was done in the 80's with the original 2 series. This is a problem for many, as we only get 6 episodes now of modern TV shows, but that does not give the viewer a chance to grow on the story lines and characters.

    Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Series 1 and 2 will always be the greatest TV show in my mind, but I am biased as I run the Official Website. I do believe however, that Series 3, 4 and The Special are really great television, but as times have changed and we are so used to long series runs, that we didn't have chance to get the lads on a great run.

    For me, Series 3, was just getting into a great run in Arizona, and then we had to say goodbye to 'The Lads'. We may never see long episode runs that were the norm in the good old 80's, and thank goodness for DVD's!

    Auf Wiedersehen.....moreless
  • Fantastic and not.

    The first two series of this show, released in 1983 and 1984 respectively were absolutely amazing, so funny and still a hoot to watch today. Sadly the later efforts are seriously lacking in comparison and really shouldn't have been made. The hilariously mixed bag of characters and politically incorrect storylines and dialogue make it very refreshing to watch. Most of the actors have gone on to fruitful careers especially Timothy Spall who has been in several large production movies. A young Ray Winstone also makes an appearance. 10 out of 10 for the first two seasons and 6 out of 10 for the latter.moreless
  • A superb series in the 80s and a very good one when it was brought back by the BBC years later.

    If I were asked what is my favourite TV comedy drama of them all I would without a doubt say it was Auf Wiedersehen Pet, but only the two series from the 1980s which were shown on ITV originally. The series was brought back by the BBC in the late 90's/early 00's. The first series in Nevada was the best but I felt it just wasn't the same without the actor who played carpenter Wayne. There were a further one or two series with a special one-off episode. The actor Pat Roach passed away before filming started on the one-off series finale. I prefer to remember the good old days in the 80's with the Magnificent Seven were in Germany, Wolverhampton, Derby, Newcastle and Spain. Those were the best episodes.moreless
  • 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.moreless

    This show is one of my favourites as it is about real people that you can relate to. It tells the story of a group of Newcastle brickkies (bricklayers) who when unable to obtain work in Britain travel to Germany to work as overseas contracters. The characters are memorable including Oz the bigotted hard nose, Neville the newly married homesick worrier, Wayne the trendy punk rocker and Barry the wet as a trout nerd.

    The series is a bit dated (set in the early 80s) but that's what I like about it as it gives you a reminder of the times. The plot is based mainly about the troubles the "lads" get into while in Germany including fights with the locals, realtionships and their troubles back home. While the overall subject matter is serious the programme can be classed as a drama/comedy as a lot of the scrapes the boys get into are hilarious.moreless

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