Welcome to the April Newsletter, this month we bring you:

  • Sunday For Sammy 2018 - Tickets
  • A Tribute To Brendan Healy
  • “Howay Kettle!” – Back By Popular Demand
  • Golf With The Gaffer?
  • The Return Of The Quiz Part Two
  • Yesterday Channel AWP Re-Runs
  • And The Winner Is......
  • From The Archive

Sunday For Sammy 2018

The North East's most prestigious night returns! The ‘BIG’ news is out!

Sunday for Sammy, unofficially known as the Geordie Command Performance, will return to Tyneside on Sunday 18th February 2018 - but this time at a new venue. The show, first held as a tribute to Geordie actor Sammy Johnson in 2000, has been formally presented at Newcastle City Hall and has seen demand for tickets far exceed supply. Last year, both spectacular shows sold-out in less than 24 hours and thousands of disappointed fans simply couldn't get tickets. So Sammy’s gettin’ bigger! In 2018, Sunday for Sammy will re-locate to Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena for two theatre-style performances with 5,000 tickets available for each show!

Find out more and book your tickets now!

Want to know what you've been missing? Check out performances since 2002 on DVD here each featuring two-part live Auf Wiedersehen, Pet sketches written by Ian La Frenais & Dick Clement and starring many cast members including Jimmy Nail, Kevin Whately, Tim Spall, Christopher Fairbank, Tim Healy and more!

A Tribute To Brendan Healy.

"He was witty, warm, wise, astute and hilarious. He took the light when he entered the room, and not because of his height. The tragedy of Brendan's life is that he is not still living it...."

Ian Le Frenais & Dick Clement

On the 19th February 2017 friends, family and fans joined to pay tribute to Brendan Healy - one of the North East's best loved comedians - at a packed Tyne Theatre & Opera House in Newcastle. The evening celebrated Brendan’s varied career in television, film, music, theatre and comedy; delivered in abundance from Finn Healy, Steffen Peddie and Josh Daniels who had the audience in stitches.

The incredible night was packed with some of Brendan’s favourite music from Lorraine Crosby, Jane Mackenzie, Scarlet Street, Sam Healy, Jill Halfpenny, Richard Kain, Emily Swan and our very own Tim Healy (Dennis Patterson).

Flicking through television channels the previous week, lifelong friend Tim recounted the moment he stumbled across a repeat of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet on ‘Yesterday’ starring a young Brendan Healy as avid Sunderland supporter ‘Andy’.

An overwhelming cheer from the sell-out crowd came when Tim described the moment Andy woke Oz (Jimmy Nail) on an impromptu return flight from Germany asking him to, “extinguish all cigarettes and cough up” his contribution to a whip-round for the ‘driver’.

The evening was littered with anecdotes and memories of Brendan’s life from Denise Welch (Jean), Julia Tobin (Brenda Hope) Pam Royle and Angie Lonsdale whilst heartfelt words via video link came from Billy Mitchell, Mark Knopfler, Brian Johnson and Ant & Dec wrapping the evening up before introducing headliner John Miles to the stage.

‘The Northern Brass Monkeys’ band topped off the night with ‘We’ll meet Again’ closing an incredible evening of entertainment and a fitting tribute to a local legend.

Why not check out Series 1, episode 3 for Brendan’s hilarious performance in ‘The Girls They Left Behind’.

“HOWAY KETTLE” Back By Popular Demand!

Never before have we received so many enquiries about our most popular merchandise to date …and now it’s back!

Featuring the immortal words of legendary Geordie brickie Leonard Jeffrey ‘Oz’ Osborne, “HOWAY KETTLE” has become synonymous with the stamp of a foot whilst impatiently waiting for the kettle to boil in a cold and depressing wooden hut on a building site in Dusseldorf, Germany. Fittingly, this scene appeared in fans favourite ever episode ‘Private Lives’ as voted in the Evening Chronicle in partnership with the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite.

Classically simple with an 80’s twist, our brand-new white gloss mug features the traditional logo to the front in red and black complete with episode name and number in type font straight out of the Admin Hut!

What’s more, our “HOWAY KETTLE” mugs are dishwasher safe and come complete in our collector’s edition presentation box; perfect as a gift for the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet fan in your life or a special treat for yourself.

Waiting for your kettle to boil will never be the same again!

Click Here To Pre-Order Now - Dispatch Mid April

Tim Healy Celebrity Golf Day & Dinner

Fancy a round of golf with Tim Healy? Well our gaffer is taking to the golf course once again to raise much needed funds to help with care costs for a dear friend who started his career with Tim back in the 1970’s.

The inaugural ‘Tim Healy Celebrity Classic’, sponsored by PinPoint Health & Social Care will be held at the ‘MacDonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’ in Northumberland and all proceeds will go towards helping the family of actor Dave Whitaker who now needs full time care after suffering a stroke in 2012.

The star-studded event on Thursday 7th September 2017, will see TV and Sports Personalities competing to play in a celebrity charity golf tournament. The event will begin with breakfast at 10.00 a.m. and tee off at noon, followed by a prize giving, gala dinner, live music and auction. Celebrity guests scheduled to attend include Snooker legend Willie Thorne, Football legend Cyrille Regis, three times world champion Darts player John Lowe, Game of Thrones actor Clive Russell, Comedian Jason Cook, Actor Adam Gillen (plays Tim’s son in Benidorm), other cast members of Benidorm and a number of former Newcastle United footballers. More names will be confirmed nearer to the event.

Money can’t buy items will be auctioned on the night with prizes including a VIP visit to the set of Benidorm, a day out at the studios of Open All Hours, A round of Golf with Tim and celebrity pals, and many more exciting experiences.

To book your team or a table at the dinner please click here or visit officialtimhealy.com or email info@connectvips.com or call Karen 0191 251 2222/ 07782 109 758

The Return Of The Quiz Part Two

Earlier this year we released Part One of 'Steve Pratt's Ultimate Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Quiz'. Such was your feedback; Super Fan Steve has added ‘Part 2’ with 25 mind bending questions to put your Aufoholic knowledge to the test. Think you know it all? Well grab a cup of Rosey Lee and give it a try! 

Take the quiz Part Two

Yesterday Channel

Over recent weeks, we've been inundated with emails, private messages, tweets and Facebook comments and even stopped in the street regarding the current re-runs of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet on the ‘Yesterday’ channel. Whilst we know many have been thoroughly enjoying the repeats we understand some viewers have experienced frustration when classic scenes are edited, chopped or removed entirely. Whilst we apologise, this is unfortunately beyond our control. 

‘Yesterday’ welcomes all feedback and we would encourage all fans of the show to express their views on the recent re-runs directly via the UKTV Contact Form here or alternatively via:

Email: viewers@uktv.co.uk

Post: UKTV, PO Box 6996, Cardiff, CF15 5DS

Twitter: @yesterdaychannel

Facebook: www.facebook.com/yesterdaychannel/

In the meantime, the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Shop stocks every series unedited and in full, in addition to ‘Back with the Boys Again’ DVD featuring the 30th Anniversary Celebrations recorded at NewcastleGateshead Hilton Hotel.

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The team at the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite would like to congratulate Karen Moore from Derby who was chosen at random from thousands of Facebook competition entries to win a Limited Edition BECO Building Site artwork signed by writer Stan Hey plus classic logo tee-shirt and logo key ring.

If you haven’t already, join Karen plus 75,000+ Auf Wiedersehen, Pet fans on our Official Facebook page for the latest news and trivia plus more chances to win or keep up to date on the our Official Twitter account here.

From The Archives....

With the return of Series 3 played out on ‘Yesterday’ recently, we bring you this Sunday Magazine article from 2002 featuring interviews with the cast with a short recap of the lads and a piece on what Series 3 would bring. Tim Healy also recalls the day himself, Jimmy and Kevin were flying to Las Vegas for location shooting and the landing gear malfunctioned on their aircraft!

Read More....

Want to see something on the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet website? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch via our contacts page here.

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

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Official Website: www.aufwiedersehen.pet

Official Shop: www.auf.pet

Email: info@awpet.com

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