Welcome to the October 2017 Newsletter, this month we bring you all of this! Q&A with John Bowler AKA Howard Radcliff Special Offer! B&B near The Barley Mow Precision Engineers Polished Pin Badge The Return of the Quiz Part 3 Embroidered Baseball Cap BridgeNorth Competition Winner Series 2 Prop Unearthed!

Welcome to the October 2017 Newsletter, this month we bring you all of this!

  • Q&A with John Bowler AKA Howard Radcliff
  • Special Offer! B&B near The Barley Mow
  • Precision Engineers Polished Pin Badge
  • The Return of the Quiz Part 3
  • Embroidered Baseball Cap
  • BridgeNorth Competition Winner
  • Series 2 Prop Unearthed!


John Bowler AKA Howard ‘Hedgehog’ Radcliff played the stereotypical upper-class Architect at odds with the seven working class tradesmen.

Johns character featured in many unforgettable scenes and one-liners throughout Series 2 involving ‘percolators’, ‘sesame seed bars’, ‘hedgehogs’ ‘BMW’s’ and ‘red sun glasses’.

Team member Andy Patrick caught up with John following his sell out performance of Patrick Marber’s ‘The Red Lion’ alongside Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks, Drop the Dead Donkey) and Dean Bone (Vera) at Newcastle’s ‘Live Theatre’.

Such was the success of the play; The Live Theatre’s production has recently transferred to London’s ‘Trafalgar Studios 2’ from November the 1st to December 2nd 2017. For more information and to buy your tickets visit www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-red-lion/trafalgar-studios

We asked John how he got the role in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, what he thought of Series 1 and what were his fondest memories whilst filming on set.

Read his questions and answers here


Ever wanted to visit the ‘Barley Mow’? How about the ‘Cross Keys’? Or perhaps ‘Harrys Country & Western Boozer’ as featured throughout Series 2? Well we’ve teamed up with the ‘Belvoir at Woodside Farm’ to offer newsletter readers an exclusive 10% discount on a minimum two-night B&B stay!

‘The Belvoir’ is a 4 Star B&B located in an idyllic rural setting with a ‘Visit England Breakfast Award’ for their delicious farmhouse breakfast made with only the finest local ingredients. It’s located within a short drive to countless Auf Wiedersehen, Pet filming locations and a short walk to ‘The Windmill’ AKA ‘The Barley Mow’ deep in the heart of Redmile, Leicestershire.

Check out their website here for more details or contact your genial hosts Adam and Diane on 01476 870336 and simply quote the ‘Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite’ to claim your 10% discount!

Make sure you plan your stay ahead and check out the numerous filming locations used throughout Series 2 at the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet fansite here.

Discount subject to availability and subject to a minimum 2-night stay. Offer ends Thursday 30th November 2017. Terms & conditions apply.

Visit Their Website Here


Brand new to our range for 2018 is this beautifully presented high-quality polished silver hard enamel pin badge with impeccable detail. Each comes in polished silver and red against a jet-black background and are individually packaged and sealed for maximum protection.

Celebrating 35 years of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet this precision engineered piece is an item of beauty measuring 38mm x 26mm complete with polished metal clasp to keep your badge safe on the move. It’s the ultimate collectors piece for the ultimate fan! Buy now only whilst stocks last.

Buy Now Whilst Stocks Last

Return Of The Quiz - Part Three

Earlier this year we released Part 1 and 2 of 'Steve Pratt's Ultimate Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Quiz'. Super Fan Steve has added ‘Part 3’ with 25 additional questions to put your AWP knowledge to the test. Grab a cup of Rosey Lee, put your feet up and find out whether you really are an Aufoholic!

Answers to part 1 and 2 can be viewed at the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite here.

Take The Quiz Part Three


Complementing our current range of headwear and manufactured from heavy brushed 100% natural cotton, our brand new 6 panel unisex drill caps come in black complete with embroidered classic logo in red and white stitch or natural with black and red stitch. Our quality pro-style caps have already received some rave reviews and include stitched ventilation eyelets, pre-curved peak and self-fabric strap with tri-glide silver buckle for the ultimate fit.

One size fits all and available now

A minimum of 10% of proceeds from every sales goes to the Sunday For Sammy Trust based in the North East of England. Charity Number: 1144531

Purchase Here

Are You A Winner...?

Back in April 2017 we launched a new competition and asked fans to picture themselves wearing their BridgeNorth tee-shirts beside the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge. We were certainly impressed with the number of entries and the efforts some fans went to!

The team at the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite would like to thank each and every entrant and congratulate Brendan Atkinson from Washington who was chosen at random from competition entries. If Brendan is reading this, then drop us a line at BridgeNorth@awpet.com to claim your prize!

Check out just some of the photos you’ve sent us over the years on our “Brick Wall of Fame” here and don’t forget to send us yours via our contacts page here.


Filming props and memorabilia from the 80’s are rare and hard to come by but you can imagine our surprise when an anonymous fan discovered an old weathered timber bench wasting away at ‘Thornely Manor’ AKA ‘Beesthorpe Hall’.

Several episodes throughout Series 2 saw the lads enjoying a tea break around a fire whilst converting Thornely Manor into an old people home for crook and villain Ally Fraser. The bench on which the Oz and Neville sit (pictured above) was recently discovered in the undergrowth at Beesthorpe Hall within close proximity of where filming took place and has since been verified as original following extensive examination.

We’ve been assured the bench is in safe hands now in private ownership and is being restore to its former glory by its new proud owner.

Were you present when Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was filmed? Do you have any memorabilia from the show? Do you have any stories to share? Well we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch with the team via our contacts page here.

Find Out More

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

The Auf Wiedersehen, Pet team would like to thank John Bowler for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions.

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Official Website: www.aufwiedersehen.pet

Official Shop: www.auf.pet

Email: info@awpet.com

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