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 »
Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »
Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »
The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »
Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »
"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during ... See full summary »
Tyneside ship-builder Joe Maddison lost his faith in the trenches at the Somme in 1916. Now that World War Two has begun he is too old to enlist alongside his son and son-in-law and is also... See full summary »
Sammy T. Dobson,
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
Apart from the regular series and the spin-off, Educating Oz (1986), there was also a special short episode made in 2003 for Comic Relief starring Tim Healy, Kevin Whately, Jimmy Nail and Christopher Fairbank. Three sketches were also acted out on stage in 2000 as part of a charity concert in Newcastle, which starred Tim Healy, Kevin Whately and Jimmy Nail and depicted the events that preceded occurred before, after and between the first two series. See more »
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 »
The scene with Oz, Dennis and Neville looking over the bows of a cross-Channel ferry is an almost exact copy of a scene at the end of Series 2, which was the final series that Central made in 1986. See more »
Auf Wiedersehen Pet is a story of the rise and fall of seven very different people. There are three Geordies, one Scouser, one Brummie, one Cockney and one from Bristol. Auf Wiedersehen Pet shows what life was really like for self - employed workers in the 1980's. The first series is set in Dusseldorf in Germany and it shows how the lads struggle along living in a wooden hut on a building site. The three Geordies are Oz, Neville and Dennis. Oz is the funniest of all, he is a bricklayer and loves to get drunk and have fights. Dennis is seen as the leader and has to sort out all the trouble caused, mainly by Oz. Neville hates being away from his wife and acts a good part as a home sick gadgie. From Bristol there is Bomber who likes a fight but is also a leadership figure. Wayne is a Cockney who spends all his free time chasing after women and looking in the mirror. Moxey is the Scouser who has bad acne and a tendency to start fires. Barry is the Brummie and was thought of as the boring one. Throughout the series the lads get up to a lot of mischief and have a few run ins with the police and punch ups in bars. ( along with a large intake of beer and Vindaloo's). All this results in the best British comedy of all time.
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