Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

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2004   2002   1986   1984   1983  
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Series cast summary:
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 Barry Taylor (40 episodes, 1983-2004)
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 Oz Osborne (40 episodes, 1983-2004)
Tim Healy ...
 Dennis Patterson (40 episodes, 1983-2004)
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 Neville Hope (40 episodes, 1983-2004)
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 Albert Moxey (39 episodes, 1983-2004)
Pat Roach ...
 Bomber Busbridge (36 episodes, 1983-2004)
Gary Holton ...
 Wayne Norris (26 episodes, 1983-1986)
Julia Tobin ...
 Brenda Hope (22 episodes, 1983-2004)
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and are thrown together by virtue of shared nationality and a run-down wooden hut. The story follows the lads' relationships with women, Germans and each other, and their attempts at passing the time away from home, saving money and ordering food in a German curry house. The series ends with new employment legislation forcing some of the Brits having to choose between the UK and their new-found pleasures abroad. Two years later the gang are reunited for a second series, in which they travel to Wolverhampton to rebuild both the "magnificent seven" and Barry's home for his impending marriage. A further offer of work sees the lads head to a Derbyshire stately home in need of refurbishment. Here they fall foul of an irritable pub landlord, suspicious locals, a less than enlightened employer and the Inland ... Written by Mike Cryan

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11 November 1983 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Näkemiin vaan, muru  »

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(26 episodes) (1983-1986) | (14 episodes) (2002-2004)

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Trivia

Soon after the second series ended, Tyne Tees Television produced an AIDS awareness show in the form of a mini episode. Tim Healy and Jimmy Nail reprised their roles in Educating Oz (1986), a 25-minute show. See more »

Goofs

The Kosovan Albanian character Irena is played by a Serbian actress, Zelda Tinska. This is ironic given the conflict between the Albanian and Serbian characters in the series. See more »

Quotes

Neville Hope: Erm... I'll have to ask Brenda...
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Crazy Credits

The last ever episode (at the end of Series 5) is dedicated "In memory of Pat Roach, 1937-2004": Roach, who played Bomber, had died of cancer a few months earlier. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #6.11 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Breaking Away
(opening titles - season one)
Composed and Arranged by David Mackay and Ian La Frenais
Performed by Joe Fagin (uncredited)
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Get It Right!
13 December 2006 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Get It Right - this must be the best TV Comedy-Drama of all-time! From the origins of it's classic first series in 1983 and it's equally enjoyable and 'troublesome' second series through to the welcoming third and fourth series after a 16-year gap, and the final special in 2004 - it's all such glorious stuff from a cast and crew of brilliant writers, directors and actors.

The characterisations are superbly crafted and it's very hard not to love these guys who at one point represented the turmoil of Maggie Thatcher's working-class Britain. There are many wonderful episodes to be viewed throughout the series that not only will have you rolling off the couch, but also reaching for the odd hankie or two.

A much-deserved Award-winner!


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