Auf Wiedersehen Pet is a story of the rise and fall of seven very different people. There are three Geordies, one Scouser, one Brummie, one Cockney and one from Bristol. Auf Wiedersehen Pet shows what life was really like for self - employed workers in the 1980's. The first series is set in Dusseldorf in Germany and it shows how the lads struggle along living in a wooden hut on a building site. The three Geordies are Oz, Neville and Dennis. Oz is the funniest of all, he is a bricklayer and loves to get drunk and have fights. Dennis is seen as the leader and has to sort out all the trouble caused, mainly by Oz. Neville hates being away from his wife and acts a good part as a home sick gadgie. From Bristol there is Bomber who likes a fight but is also a leadership figure. Wayne is a Cockney who spends all his free time chasing after women and looking in the mirror. Moxey is the Scouser who has bad acne and a tendency to start fires. Barry is the Brummie and was thought of as the boring one. Throughout the series the lads get up to a lot of mischief and have a few run ins with the police and punch ups in bars. ( along with a large intake of beer and Vindaloo's). All this results in the best British comedy of all time.
Series 1: ITV, 1983-84
"If I Were a Carpenter"
Dennis, Neville and Oz leave Britain to find work as bricklayers in Germany. But the lack of vacancies for bricklayers means Neville has to pretend to be a carpenter, with severe difficulty.
"Who Won the War Anyway?"
Neville becomes a hero on the site when he discovers an unexploded bomb. Meanwhile, it's bad news for Oz as he's sacked after a brawl with some German scaffolders.
"The Girls They Left Behind"
Oz's wife Marjorie is desperate to find out where he is, but she is in for a surprise when he suddenly returns home.
There's a thief in the hut, and everyone is suspicious of each other. Oz's masterplan to catch the thief dosen't go well and it turns out that the thief doesn't stay in the hut.
"Home Thoughts from Abroad"
There's bad news from home for Bomber when his daughter runs away. However she turns up on the site and its the lads responsibility to look after her until he returns.
Neville is accused of assaulting a German woman after giving her a lift in his taxi after a night out with the lads.
episode 7.private lives
All Dennis wants to do is spend a romantic weekend with new love Dagmar. But Neville's swimming idea, Oz's practical joke and Barry and Wayne's night on the pull ruin his chances.
On a day out in the countryside, the lads pick up Colin, a British hitch-hiker (guest star Ray Winstone) who turns out to be an army deserter.
The Irish nutter Magowan (Michael Elphick) has unsurprisingly been thrown out of the site hostel. Oz's hospitality doesn't go down well with the other lads, so they work with the site manager to get rid of the violent labourer.
After Oz accidentally injures Bomber on the site, Dennis and Neville meet an old English ex-pat in the hospital and befriend him. Meanwhile, Oz persuades Barry and Moxey to join him in a dodgy pornographic video exporting racket. When Dennis and Neville's friend dies, Oz uses the opportunity to try and smuggle the video tapes back to England, but it all goes wrong when the body is cremated along with his videos.
Oz finds love with a tasty German girl by the name of Uli after Wayne makes him out as being a rich tycoon's son. But it turns out he isn't the only one being dishonest. Meanwhile Barry comes up with an idea to make the hut more homely.
"Love and Other Four Letter Words"
Dennis finds himself in a love crisis when his divorcee-to-be, Vera turns up. Who will he choose between Vera and Dagmar?
when the boat goes out
When the German authorities close the loophole which allows foreign workers, it's time for the lads to go home. Wayne chooses to stay on in Germany with his new love Christa, but disaster strikes when the hut burns down.