The lads hit our screens almost 34 years ago! November 11th will always been a special day for fans, the day Auf Wiedersehen, Pet first hit the screens.

The lads hit our screens 34 years ago this month! November 11th will always been a special day for fans, the day Auf Wiedersehen, Pet first hit the screens. To celebrate this milestone, we bring you a special edition newsletter which includes all of this!

  • Q&A with series 1 barman - Ray Knight aka Kurt

  • Readers offer “AHH DOUBLE B******S” Tee

  • Neville & Moxey are 'Off Your Trolley!..'

  • The Beco Building Building Site Back in 1983

  • Sunday For Sammy 2018

Ray Knight Q & A

Ray Knight played the unforgettable Series 1 German barman ‘Kurt’ serving the lads in ‘The Club’ each evening after a hard day working on the BECO Building Site. We recently caught up with Ray - pictured here with Pat Roach - and asked him about his time on set.

Ray tells us an in-depth fascinating insight into his time on set; how he got the role, what went wrong during filming, why the lads drank bottled Becks instead of draft beer and why the cast took great delight calling him ‘Big t**s Helga’ between takes!

Crack open a beer, relax and find out more about Ray and what he’s been up to since filming Auf Wiedersehen, Pet here.

The Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet team would like to thank Ray for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions and wish him all the very best for the future.

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“AHH, B*****S!”

No quote is remembered more by fans than this from our lovable Geordie rogue Leonard 'Oz' Osborne which is why we've immortalised it on our brand-new tee shirts in two distinctive designs.

Each quality tee includes the classic unforgettable quote to the front on distinctive 'Oz Grey' heavy cotton and is complete with classic logo in black and red to the sleeve.

As we celebrate 34 years since Auf Wiedersehen, Pet first hit our screens and with Christmas just around the corner we're bringing newsletter readers a special limited time offer. Buy the Oz "AHH B******S" tee shirt and get the Oz "AHH DOUBLE B******S" tee shirt for only £10! Simply add both to your basket and add your newsletter discount code ‘Oz25’ to receive your discount and receive same day dispatch*.

As a reminder, watch how the very first episode concludes from series 1 starring Oz, (Jimmy Nail), Dennis (Tim Healy) & Barry (Tim Spall) here!

*Orders placed before 4pm are eligible for same day dispatch. Limited time offer available to newsletter readers only and available whilst stock last. Terms & conditions apply.

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Neville & Moxey 'Off Your Trolley'!

From time to time we receive some incredible memorabilia sent in from fans from around the world inviting us to share brilliantly forgotten gems on our Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite.

Following recent communication from an anonymous fan, we're delighted to share this rare spin off promotional video entitled 'Off Your Trolley" starring Kevin Whately as 'The Temporary Gaffer' and Chris Fairbank as 'The Roofer'.

Both brilliantly retain their 'Auf Pet' characters ‘Neville’ and ‘Moxey’ in a short 10-minute drama documenting the day to day activities of a naive young roofer on a typical construction site. It’s only after narrowly escaping a fatal accident that the gaffer introduces his roofer to the ‘Youngman Roofing Trolley’ offering a safe working platform from which to work improving health and safety on site.

Riding on the popularity of the hit ITV comedy drama, the video was written and produced by ‘Supervision Limited’ in 1989 following the success of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Series 2 and featured two household names to help promote the ‘Youngman Roofing Trolley’ system.

Find out how site safety was improved, which saucy woman’s magazine Brenda’s been reading and who pays for that first round at the Barley Mow following an early finish!

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BECO Building Site in 1983.

The BECO Building Site is where it all started. And contrary to popular belief, the film set was in fact constructed at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, England, where the BBC’s flagship drama EastEnders is currently filmed. Only a small number of scenes were in fact filmed in Germany convincing our mind the boys were far from British soil.

This artists impression above – one of several produced by team member Andy Patrick – first featured in the ‘Evening Chronicle’ ahead of the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet 30th Anniversary celebrations at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead back in September 2013.

This image beautifully illustrates an elevated view of how the film set would have looked during filming back in 1983. Central to the image is Hut B, home of our ‘Magnificent 7’. To the left of Hut B is the brown ‘Turks Hut’; and beyond, several partly constructed buildings form the film set backdrop to in excess of 122 scenes filmed throughout Series 1. In the distance, typical English domestic terrace housing can be seen on ‘Malden Road’, ‘Welbeck Close’ and ‘Stratfield Road’. How fantastic would it have been to watch filming unfold from your own back window?!

This image, along with many more together with a potted history of the Elstree back lot is now available to view at the official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite at

Image copyright of and are not to be used or reproduced without permission.

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The team behind the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite are proud to be helping behind the scenes at next years Sunday for Sammy 2018 and we can confirm its going to be bigger and better than ever before!

Sunday for Sammy, unofficially known as the ‘Geordie Command Performance’, is set to return to Tyneside on Sunday 18th February 2018 and we can confirm planning for the two-show extravaganza is well under way! The show, first held as a tribute to Geordie actor and Auf Wiedersehen Pet star ‘Sammy Johnson’ AKA Martin Cooper, has seen demand for tickets far out-strip supply.

Next year, Sunday for Sammy will re-locate to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena for two theatre-style performances. Previously, a wealth of celebrities have given up their time to take part for the charity including Tim Healy, Denise Welch, Kevin Whately, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall and Christopher Fairbank plus many, many more. Next year’s cast list is top secret but we can confirm it will be packed full surprises from start to finish.

Tickets are available from £38.50 and make the ideal Christmas present for the Auf Wiedersehen Pet fan in your life! Buy tickets now here

Ever wondered what you’re missing?

The Auf Wiedersehen, Pet shop stocks every live performance recorded to date each including music, comedy and hilarious two-part Auf Wiedersehen, Pet sketch written by Ian Le Frenais and Dick Clement performed live by original cast members. 

Got something you'd like to share with us? We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line via our contacts page here

Yours ‘til the next point of interest, Lee, Tim, Andy & Gavin

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