Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)
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The Return of the Seven: Part 1 

The boys have returned from Germany and gone their separate ways. Dennis has set up his own business, Oz has been to the Falklands and back, Neville is unemployed, Wayne has entered a ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Bamford
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Fairbank ... Albert Moxey
Timothy Spall ... Barry Taylor
Gary Holton Gary Holton ... Wayne Norris
Tim Healy ... Dennis Patterson
Kevin Whately ... Neville Hope
Pat Roach ... Bomber Busbridge
Jimmy Nail ... Oz Osborne
Bill Paterson ... Ally Fraser
Julia Tobin Julia Tobin ... Brenda Hope
Val McLane Val McLane ... Norma
Lesley Saint-John Lesley Saint-John ... Vicki
Simon Smith Simon Smith ... Trevor
Sammi Davis ... Pippa (as Samantha Davis)
Julie Etherington Julie Etherington ... Linda
Peggy Ann Wood Peggy Ann Wood ... Mrs. Bainbridge
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The boys have returned from Germany and gone their separate ways. Dennis has set up his own business, Oz has been to the Falklands and back, Neville is unemployed, Wayne has entered a disastrous marriage, Moxey has been in prison, and Bomber has returned to wrestling. Written by salim

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

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English | German

Release Date:

21 February 1986 (UK) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Oz's Irish friend from the Falklands can be seen in a cameo later in the series, when Moxey is in a transport café, trying to get to London. Moxey doesn't know who he is though. See more »

Goofs

When Dennis goes to pick up Vicki from the hairdressers, he lets her into the car. Just as he is getting in, we get a camera angle from the driver's side, and we see Vicki talking, but without any sound. You hear the actual dialogue when it cuts over to her side of the car. See more »

Quotes

Barry Taylor: [On British Basketball] Always seemed strange to me, all those seven foot American Negroes playing for Milton Keynes.
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Connections

Edited from Auf Wiedersehen, Pet: When the Boat Goes Out (1984) See more »

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One in Ten
by UB40 (on Trevor's radio)
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Never Mind the Set Up
23 January 2012 | by nephihahaSee all my reviews

It's an unconvincing excuse for a reunion, but maybe it was one we all wanted to see. The first half is taken up with the lads reminiscing, scenario setting etc, but there is one mildly entertaining scene set in the Falklands (Probably one of the few dramas involving the Falklands, which doesn't involve the war or soldiers - at least not directly). Things get a whole lot more convincing when Oz turns up about half way through and gives his political lecture on "Fascist intimidation".

There are some good lines dotted about: "Always seemed strange to me, all those seven foot American Negroes playing for Milton Keynes," "What do you expect to find up there? Eh? A striker for Newcastle United?" and "They'll probably be in the Bel and Dragon, drinking penis coladas til dawn." Unusually, there's a good scene with Moxey in the prison - "Didn't have a lot in common with him... except acne." Moxey suffered from weak writing in most of series two, but his character works here. I've always felt a lot more could have been done with the Trev character as well.

In some ways though, this is mostly a TV episode, i.e. for people who hadn't seen the previous series for at least a few months before. If you're watching this these days, you're either seeing it on DVD (with series one) or on some digital channel (in which case they'll probably be showing them back to back.) There's too much set up, too much flashback, too much nostalgia... Watch it to get into series two, but don't bother with repeated viewing.

High Point: Oz on Thatcherism.

Low Point: Bloopers, lots of them. I don't just mean the ones that anoraks pick up, but some really obvious ones. A lot of the outdoor scenes have spectators, and I don't just mean Barry on the intercom.

Look out for: Pippa, played by a little known Sammi Davis; "I want this done by nightfall, even if it takes til tomorrow morning!"


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