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
- Franc Roddam decided to revive the programme after seeing Tim Healy, Kevin Whately and Jimmy Nail performing "Auf Wiedersehen Pet" sketches (written by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement) on…
[show]Franc Roddam decided to revive the programme after seeing Tim Healy, Kevin Whately and Jimmy Nail performing "Auf Wiedersehen Pet" sketches (written by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement) on stage in 2000 as part of a charity concert in Newcastle being held as a tribute to Sammy Johnson ("Stick" in Spender (UK)). Allan McKeown, executive producer of the two 1980s series, was vigorously opposed to the plans and urged La Frenais and Clement to have nothing to do with the project or, failing that, at least to avoid using the title "Auf Wiedersehen Pet". However the revived series went ahead. As a result, McKeown and La Frenais have not spoken since, despite previously being close friends (La Frenais had been Best Man at McKeown's wedding).
- Goof (errors in geography): Most of the German location shots in Series 1 were filmed in Hamburg, not Dusseldorf. One of the giveaways is that many of the cars have HH (Hamburg) number plates.
- Jimmy Nail had done a spell of manual work in Germany himself, before filming the series.