Meet Wayne, Dennis, Oz, Bomber, Barry, Neville and Moxey look for work in West Germany.
The entire first and second series of the cult TV show. In the first series a group of builders from England go over to Germany to work on a site by day and do their bit for European harmony and understanding by night. Episodes Comprise: 1. If I Were a Carpenter 2. Who Won the War Anyway? 3. The Girls They Left Behind 4. Suspicion 5. Home Thoughts From Abroad 6. The Accused 7. Private Lives 8. The Fugitive 9. The Alien 10. The Last Rites 11. The Lovers 12. Love and Other Four Letter Words 13. When the Boat Comes In Whilst in the second series the likeable Geordies along with boring Barry from Wolverhampton and Londoner Wayne (played by Gary Holton who died during filming) find themselves in the exotic location of Marbella following the success of their trip to Germany. Episodes Comprise: 1. The Return of the Seven Parts 1 and 2 2. A Law for the Rich 3. Another Country 4. A Home From Home 5. Cowboys 6. No Sex Please We're Brickies 7. Marjorie Doesn't Live Here Anymore 8. Hasta La Vista 9. Scoop 10. Law and Order 11. For Better For Worse 12. Quo Vadis Pet
Relive the gang's glorious return with this video and DVD that unites the original cast members: Jimmy Nail (Oz) Timothy Spall (Barry) Kevin Whately (Neville) Tim Healy (Dennis) Pat Roach (Bomber) and Christopher Fairbank (Moxey) plus newcomer Noel Clarke (Wyman) who plays the son of the sadly late Wayne. The last 15 years have been kinder to some of the lads than others. One drives a Bentley another a taxi. Marriages have come and gone. But when Oz turns up with an irresistible
Britain's favourite brickies reunite for their final adventure... but will Thailand ever recover? Following a narrow escape from a British Embassy in Africa besieged by rioters the lads relocate to the Australian Embassy in Laos for their next job. After all their adventures one by one the boys start realising there's more to life than being part of their gang - a feeling brought into sharp focus after a letter arrives from Bomber telling them he's swapping his trowel for a settled
The boys are off to Cuba to drink rum smoke cigars dance the rumba and live 'la vida dulce'! After a job in Russia goes badly wrong and with the help of serendipity and exaggeration the boys are in Havana Cuba rebuilding parts of the British Embassy following hurricane damage. A requisite in the law states that only British Nationals may work on the repair and construction of British diplomatic buildings: enter the 'Magnificent Seven'!
First broadcast in 1983 with its second series airing in 1986, Auf Wiedersehen Pet was an unlikely comedy hit about a group of British labourers forced to work in Germany during the recession. Scripted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, (previously responsible for Porridge and The Likely Lads) its main players are likeable stereotypes from all over England: Barry (Timothy Spall), the bumbling, haplessly pretentious Brummie; gentle West Country giant Bomber (Pat Roach); amiable Scouse Moxey (Christopher Fairbank); and the three Geordies, nervous Neville (Kevin Whately), loudmouth xenophobic lummox Oz (Jimmy Nail) and put-upon Dennis (Tim Healy), the reluctant gaffer of the mob. The second series saw the lads reunited to work for a dubious entrepreneur called Ally Fraser to whom Dennis owes money, and the location varying from Spain to Derbyshire. Gary Holton (cheeky cockney Wayne) died during the making of the series and Clement and La Frenais farmed out several episodes to other writers like Stan Hey, but the characters were well established by this point and the comedy held up. An episode in which the gang upset the locals of a stuffy country pub with their very presence is particularly memorable. A belated third series followed in 2002.--David Stubbs
First broadcast in 1983, Auf Wiedersehen Pet was an unlikely comedy hit about a group of British labourers forced to work in Germany during the recession. Scripted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, (previously responsible for Porridge and The Likely Lads) its main players are likeable stereotypes from all over England: theres Wayne (the late Gary Holton), a cockney charmer and womaniser; Barry (Timothy Spall), the bumbling, haplessly pretentious Brummie; gentle West Country giant Bomber (Pat Roach); amiable Scouse Moxey (Christopher Fairbank); and the three Geordies; nervous Neville (Kevin Whately), loudmouth xenophobic lummox Oz (Jimmy Nail) and put-upon Dennis (Tim Healy), the reluctant gaffer of the mob. The show spawned a second series in 1986 then a belated follow-up in 2002. The plotlines were entertaining--capers usually involving misunderstandings or hangovers or both: Oz eating rat poison, Oz attempting to smuggle porn, Neville waking up after a large night out with a German girls name mysteriously tattooed on his arm; Denniss tentative relationship with a German woman named Dagmar while on the rebound from his recent divorce. However, the real meat of Auf Wiedersehen Pet was in the interplay of the characters--who were confined in prison camp-style conditions--and Clement and Le Frenais rueful sense of the comedy of men in crisis. Tim Healys Dennis in particular was a classic example of the indignity of the traditional grafter who suddenly finds himself struggling in mid-life, a condition exacerbated at having to "wet nurse" a bunch of wayward geezers, as he frequently complains. --David Stubbs
The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad.