The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. The lads head to Germany seeking work, and are thrown together by virtue of shared nationality and a run-down wooden hut.
Last Episode05x02 Au Revoir: Part 2 Aired: Dec. 29, 2004
Barry is missing: taken hostage, his captors demand a ransom of £100,000. When the rest of the lads set out to find him, they meet a man who …
Series Fun Facts
- A third season was originally planned soon after the second series completed, to be set in Moscow, seeing the lads rebuilding the British Embassy, but it was declared too expensive, and the…
[show]A third season was originally planned soon after the second series completed, to be set in Moscow, seeing the lads rebuilding the British Embassy, but it was declared too expensive, and the other actors did not want to carry on without Gary Holton, so the third series did not go ahead until it was picked up by the BBC some 15 years later. The rebuilding of the British Embassy was later used as the premise of the fourth series.
- The show was the first drama series to be broadcast under the banner of Central Television as opposed to ATV.
- Jimmy Nail's girlfriend Miriam, now his wife, heard about the auditions and suggested that he try out to be an extra.