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Auf Wiedersehen Pet

Season 1 Episode 1

If I Were a Carpenter

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 11, 1983 on ITV
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If I Were a Carpenter
Dennis, Neville and Oz arrive in Germany looking for work as bricklayers. They find work in Düsseldorf, but as only two bricklayers are needed, Dennis tells Herr Grunwald [the site manager] that Neville is a carpenter so that the trio can stay together. Nev is unhappy with this and nearly chops his hand off.

Unhappy with having to pose as a carpenter, Neville decides to go home. However, after a night out he wakes to find the name 'Lotte' tattooed on his arm. Without an explanation for Brenda, he decides to stay.moreless

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    Group in Night Club

    Guest Star

    Caroline Hutchison

    Caroline Hutchison


    Guest Star

    Heinz Bernard

    Heinz Bernard

    Herr Pfister

    Guest Star

    Julia Tobin

    Julia Tobin

    Brenda Hope

    Recurring Role

    Michael Sheard

    Michael Sheard

    Herr Grunwald

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • 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.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • 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.

    • NOTES (5)

      • 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.

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