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5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than series 1, 5 Sep 2003
This review is from: Auf Wiedersehen Pet: The Complete Series 2 [DVD] [1983] (DVD)
I watched AWP series one and two when they first came out on telly. I watched them again when the whole shooting match was repeated on ITV. I taped both series (26 episodes) the third time they were shown, and I've watched them over and over again when they've been shown on Bravo, Granda + or any of the other satellite channels.
The first series was an exercise in character building. By the time the second series starts, you know all of the main characters. You know that Oz is a hooligan, Wayne is a cockney wide-boy with an eye for the ladies, Dennis is their hard-grafting boss, Neville is the sensitive one, Bomber is the gentle giant, Barry is the boring brummy and Moxy is Moxy. Whereas the first series was pretty much the same situation repeated over and over again, with a slightly different story (i.e. the lads wake up in their hut, Oz swears, they do a tiny bit of work, then it's the weekend, they have a daft adventure), the second story has four different locations (Birmingham, Derbyshire, Newcastle and Spain) and a host of new characters (Ally Fraser, his girlfriend Vicky, Barry's apprentice Trevor, Kenny Ames, Harry Blackburn, Arthur "Tiger" Pringle to name but a few). This is one hell of a story, and there is real continuity here. It makes sense to watch this from episode 1 to episode 13, whereas with series one you could watch any one episode out of sequence and it would still make sense.
Here's a very short summary of the plot:
Barry has invited all his old pals who he lived and worked with in Germany to help him do up his new house that he and his fiancee (soon to be wife) will live in. Dennis and Neville borrow a Jaguar belonging to Dennis's gangster boss to get down to Birmingham, and while there they crash it. Dennis's boss is none too happy, but when he finds out why Dennis took his car, he employs the seven to do up a stately home he has bought from another crooked friend who is now living in Spain. Once the house has been done up, the lads then get offered the job of building a swimming pool and patio for the same boss at his villa in Malaga.
Wherever the lads are, misfortune and comic situations follow them around. Particular highlights are when Barry and Oz get caught poaching by the gamekeeper, Arthur Pringle and Wayne battling whenever they meet, Barry attending a business conference while looking for Hazel, Oz singing in the country-and-western pub, getting caught skinny-dipping in the posh ex-patriots swimming pool, Barry slagging off criminals to Terry Leather, the biggest criminal of all, and driving down to Gibraltar for the day and getting lost.
You can also play "Spot the bits that were filmed after Gary Holton died", because the number of times that Wayne's at a disco, or Wayne's chatting up the hotel receptionist, or Wayne's gone to the casino, when the other six are all present, becomes a bit obvious towards the end.
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Initial post: 25 Apr 2010 01:18:03 BDT
MmeMaxine says:
Yes, it was a bit obvious at the end. I found a homepage a short while ago where it's described how the scenes were supposed to be: http://www.aufpet.com/unseen.htm
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