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The Very Best of British,
By A Customer
This review is from: Auf Wiedersehen Pet - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]  (DVD)
Except no substitutes this the first & original Auf Pet series represents some of the best British comedy writing & acting you can get on DVD. There were highlights to follow in the sequels made but none were as consistently good as this first series. In fact they all seem now a contrived effort just to get the boys back together again. Series one has a real purpose in comparison & is very believable. The best comedy features men trapped in one way or another and the fact they all have to live in a hut in Germany to pay their way in Thatchers Britain is ironic but brilliant and works realy well. It is amazing to think that most of the actors were unknowns when this was made & Jimmy Nail hadn't even acted before! A Classic to be treasured & up there with such high company as Porridge (by the same writing team), Only Fools & Horses & Steptoe & son.
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