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Auf Wiedersehen Pet: Series 1 - Episodes 1-3 [DVD] [1983]

Timothy Spall , Jimmy Nail , Anthony Garner    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately, Christopher Fairbank
  • Directors: Anthony Garner
  • Writers: Franc Roddam
  • Producers: Chrissy Skinns, Franc Roddam, Nick Goding, Roger Bamford
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 27 May 2002
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005UPJY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,747 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



First broadcast in 1983, Auf Wiedersehen Pet was an unlikely comedy hit about a group of British labourers forced to work in Germany during the recession. Scripted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, (previously responsible for Porridge and The Likely Lads) its main players are likeable stereotypes from all over England: there's Wayne (the late Gary Holton), a cockney charmer and womaniser; Barry (Timothy Spall), the bumbling, haplessly pretentious Brummie; gentle West Country giant Bomber (Pat Roach); amiable Scouse Moxey (Christopher Fairbank); and the three Geordies, nervous Neville (Kevin Whately), loudmouth xenophobic lummox Oz (Jimmy Nail) and put-upon Dennis (Tim Healy), the reluctant gaffer of the mob. The show spawned a second series in 1986 then a belated follow-up in 2002.

The plotlines were entertaining capers usually involving misunderstandings or hangovers or both: Oz eating rat poison, Oz attempting to smuggle porn, Neville waking up after a large night out with a German girl's name mysteriously tattooed on his arm, Dennis' tentative relationship with German woman named Dagmar while on the rebound from his recent divorce. However, the real meat of Auf Wiedersehen Pet was in the interplay of the characters--who were confined in prison camp-style conditions--and Clement and Le Frenais' rueful sense of the comedy of men in crisis. Tim Healy's Dennis in particular was a classic example of the indignity of the traditional grafter who suddenly finds himself struggling in mid-life, a condition exacerbated at having to "wet nurse" a bunch of wayward geezers, as he frequently complains.--David Stubbs

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Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Sheer Delight 12 May 2011
By Christy
I have lost count of the times I have watched this entire series - I became so involved with each of the characters brought to life by the brilliant acting that as daft as it sounds I felt like I was watching old friends. When they made the comeback series several years ago I worried that it may not live up to the original but I should have known better. It has the best closing scene in the final series of all time & I felt I was saying goodbye for the last time to my friends - I will continue to watch the lads for a long time to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dicko Says 15 Jun 2010
Brilliant entertainment. I have now got all the collection and am still watching them, Great actors,script,stories and locations. Could not do any better than to buy this collection.
A BIG FAN Dave Dixon
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By SteveK
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I bought this to replace the DVD in my box set that stopped playing. I won't go on about AWP because everyone knows what they're like/about. Good value for money because I didn't want to replace the whole box set.
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