Common As Muck has a great deal in common with Auf Weidershen Pet. Both deal with the interesting situation of throwing together a riff-raff of different characters into one melting pot then standing back and watching the whole lot go off.
We are introduced to a group of very different men who are thrown together by their common trade, they are binmen. Their developing friendship, loves and various intertwined lives are followed closely as they bumble along. The cast read like a who's who of well established British actors. Edward Woodward, the comedian Roy Hudd, June Whitfield and Tim Healy of Auf Weidershen Pet fame. The tone is realistic, gritty, yet poignant and funny. Written and acted to high standard as you would expect of the BBC's recent northern dramas, it ran for two series and stands as another example of real everyday peoples lives and jobs being as interesting and funny as gritty and realistic.
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