Plumber Harry Blackburn is mad about country and western music, and when he joins the boys Oz regales him with his tales of Nashville and Merle Haggard. The truth comes out about Dennis' debts and the lads all go on strike. Ally, annoyed to here of this sends in his toughest boys to sort them out. The eight builders of course, show them the road back to the North East. Written by
Did You Know?
In joke: Oz tells Harry Blackburn that the worst thing about his time in the Falklands was the Jim Davidson visits. Joe Fagin
who sings the theme tunes on series one and two, was actually Jim Davidson's tour manager on his visits to the Falkland Islands. See more
Barry claims he is a Quaker, yet elsewhere in the Auf Wiedersehen Pet, he mentions several times that he was a Methodist. This may be a joke, as Quakers are pacifist, and it would suit Barry at this point. See more
[on Country music
The original head bangers...
Not so much "Heavy Metal" as "Thick Grass". I would think prolonged exposure to this would make you grow udders.
References High Noon