October 14, 2009 @ 8:06 pm
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
On this months episode Meds and Kell talk about the classic comedy drama Auf Wiederdehen, Pet. Created by Franc Roddam and written by the brilliant Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais it ran from 1983 to 1986 and then from 2004 to 2008. Introducing such actors as Tim Healy, Timothy Spall, Kevin Whately, Jimmy Nail, Pat Roach, Christopher Hairbank, Gary Holton and later Noel Clarke to the screens all of these actors have gone to higher things, except Gary, sadly he died during filming of the second series.
The basics of Pet are a group of our of work builders head to Germany to seek work, here we see them get into all kind of situations some good, and many involving the character of Oz brilliantly played by the awesome Jimmy Nail. There was only four series of Auf Wiederdehen, Pet and because of the sad loss of Pat Roach i very much doubt we will see these characters on our television screens again.
We'd just like to thank Arthur Vasey Robbo1510, Eamon, Dangelus and Crystal who both sent us nice comments over the past months. And a big shout out to Rick Moyer, and Peter Foltz who all contributed to Waffle On, we shall shout you on our next recording.
Apologies for the clicking sounds you may hear during this episode. We recorded this two months ago before i became a dad and we think it was the old battery lead causing the odd click in recording. We have a new lead so all is well. Thanks
Finally got round to listening to the Auf Pet episode (thanks for the mention!)
Great episode although as I have seen the serieses (?) scores of times I did notice a few mistakes, it was Nev who went to the gernans house not Wayne! Seriously though it was a great review and got me wanting to watch the whole lot again (series 2 was always my fav) keep up the good work and if you get time watch Quadrophenia and you will see lots of connections with Auf Pet.
Looking forward to more podcasts soon and don’t forget Grange Hill!
Cheets and all the best
John Collings and Casper (my trusty dog!)
Hi that makes two of us listening while dog walking.
Loved the episode, Remembered bits I’d forgotten and learned some new stuff. I’d not realised it was Ray Winstone.
I met Pat roach at a gym, massive bloke and didn’t mind me chatting to him.
I agree regarding series 3 and especially four, stories a step too far, let them be. Though as you say what would a remake be like?
I loved the bit where they saw themselves as the Magnificent 7 and Moxey spent all night trying to remember the one everyone forgets, Brad Dexter.
Glad I found the podcast, next up is fawlty Towers, Sybil!!