About the Series

Genre: UK Comedy Drama
Series: 4
Episodes: 40
First Transmission: 1983-2004
Channel: ITV

Auf Wiedersehen Pet was created by Franc Roddam after an idea from Mick Connell, a bricklayer from, and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais of  Likely Lads fame.

The show follows seven English migrant construction workers who leave the UK to search for employment overseas. In the first series, the men live and work on a building site in Düsseldorf.

In 2000, series 1 set in Germany was ranked number #46 on the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes in a list compiled by the British Film Institute.

Tim Healy
: Dennis Patterson
Kevin Whately: Neville Hope
Jimmy Nail: Oz Osbourne
Timothy Spall: Barry Taylor
Gary Holton: Wayne Norris
Pat Roach: Bomber
Christopher Fairbank: Moxey

Best Episode [ S1 Ep13 ]

When the Boat goes Out – Barry’s bike explodes, demolishing the hut and destroying most of the lads’ possessions. As the smoke subsides, the crew decides who will stay on in Germany and who will head for home.

10 February 1984

Imdb Score [9.4]


Worst Episode [ S3 Ep1 ]

Au Revoir: Part 1 – Following a riot in the African country where they are working at an embassy, Oz sustains an injury to his backside whilst sheltering a female embassy official with whom he has been having sex, from a bomb. The group gets air-lifted and ends up in Laos to undertake more embassy work. However, Bomber has stayed behind in Arizona with his new family and sends his greetings to his colleagues.

28 December 2004

Imdb Score – [6.8]




Full Episode Guide

Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Season One

If I Were a Carpenter (1983) –
Geordies Dennis, Oz and Neville travel to Dusseldorf for brick-laying work.
Who Won the War Anyway? (1983) –
Neville is about to be sacked but becomes a hero when he raises the alarm after seeing an unexploded bomb.
The Girls They Left Behind (1983) –
Oz is tracked down by his wife, and she asks him for money.
Suspicion (1983) –
Everybody is a suspect when Neville’s money and Oz’s watch go missing.
Home Thoughts from Abroad (1983) –
Bomber goes to Bristol looking for his teenage daughter when she goes missing but then she turns up in Dusseldorf.
The Accused (1983) –
Neville is arrested and charged with assault after a woman he walked home from a club is beaten up.
Private Lives (1983) –
Dennis dates Dagmar from the site office.
The Fugitive (1984) –
On their way to a fishing trip, some of the workers pick up a young lad called Colin – they soon find out why he is being so secretive.
The Alien (1984) –
The lads reluctantly bail out Magowan, a violent Irish worker jailed for fighting.
Last Rites (1984) –
Oz gets into the porno film business.
The Lovers (1984) –
Oz finds love with a German girl called Uli after Wayne makes him out as being rich.
Love and Other Four Letter Words (1984) –
Dennis’s wife announces that she is coming over to Germany – but what will it mean for his divorce, and his relationship with Dagmar?
When the Boat Goes Out (1984) –
Disaster strikes when Barry’s bike explodes, demolishing the hut and destroying most of the lads’ possessions. 

Season Two

The Return of the Seven, Part 1 (1986) –
The boys have returned from Germany and gone their separate ways.
The Return of the Seven, Part 2 (1986) –
Dennis returns to Newcastle where he meets up with Oz.
A Law for the Rich (1986) –
The lads are asked to convert Thornley Manor into timeshare units.
Another Country (1986) –
The boys stop work after Thorley Manor is discovered to be a listed building, so they go into the village.
A Home from Home (1986) –
The boys are forced to set up camp in Thornley Manor.
Cowboys (1986) –
Ally is annoyed when the boys go on strike, so he sends the heavies in.
No Sex Please, We’re Brickies (1986) –
Work at Thornley Manor is over and the lads take a break before leaving for Spain.
Marjorie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1986) –
Oz makes an attempt to save his marriage and get to know his son.
Hasta La Vista (1986) –
The boys fly off for Spain.
Scoop (1986) –
The boys trip to Spain gets off to a bad start when they go to the wrong villa.
Law and Disorder (1986) –
The boys are pursued by two journalists, believing they are villains.
For Better or Worse (1986) –
Ally’s dodgy dealings take a turn for the worse.
Quo Vadis, Pet (1986) –
Barry finally announces his long-awaited wedding to Hazel

Season Three

Bridging the Gap (2002) –
The boys are brought back together for a bridging project.
Heavy Metal (2002) –
The lads make a start on their new venture, with Dennis resuming his former role as the group’s gaffer.
Bridge Over Troubled Water (2002) –
The project hits problems when the buyer falls through.
A Bridge Too Far (2002) –
Oz’s prospective buyer turns up.
Another Country (2002) –
The lads are arrested by the DEA, but manage to get out on bail.
An Inspector Calls (2002) –
Joe’s son and his fellow work crew arrive and start work on the construction.

Season Four

Britannia Waives the Rules (2004) –
Barry is detained for questioning while the rest of the lads return to the UK.
Our Men in Havana (2004) –
The boys start work refurbishing a large derelict property for the Ambassador.
A Gift from Fidel (2004) –
The boys have to pick up an old bath for the Ambassador’s new residence.
Moonlighting (2004) –
Dennis’s suspicions are aroused when the work-rate on the site drops off.
Dangerous Liaisons (2004) –
Barry is arrested after a car crash.
The End of the Affair (2004) –
Barry continues to languish in jail under suspicion of espionage.
Au Revoir, Part 1 (2004) –
The boys work in an embassy in an African country.
Au Revoir, Part 2 (2004) –
After a lot of excitement, the boys return to Germany.