Auf Wiedersehen, Pet 2013 - Copyright Franc Roddam, BBC, Carlton Media and ITV
The BECO Building Site - A Site to be Scene
Andrew Patrick is turning the BECO site, upside down and inside out, to celebrate 30 years of ‘Pet’. Let the debate begin! More>>
Tim Wagstaff has been out and about again with his trusty camera. This time, Tim has been to a few of the rare locations from Series 2, such as Mrs Chatterleys. More>
Since 2012, this site has been putting together behind the scenes pictures, rare items that were used in the show, scripts, fan videos and so much more. With the help of fans and the Forum, we have been digging deep and searching the archives worldwide for rare interviews and pictures of one of the most popular shows to air on British screens. Fans as far as New Zealand have helped create an extensive and rare collection of items that fans can enjoy.
On November 11th 1983, Neville Hope spoke these immortal words, “Dearest Brenda, we are now at sea” and millions of us were hooked! We have followed the adventures of “The Magnificent Seven” as they have headed off to Dusseldorf, England, Spain, Cuba and Thailand. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was taken straight to the hearts of viewers in 1983, and with the UK feeling the strain, it was almost like watching real life.
Dennis, Oz, Neville, Bomber, Barry, Moxey and Wayne and Wyman, have travelled the world laying bricks, putting up bridges and drinking a lot of beer. We first saw the boys working on a building site in Dusseldorf. 2 years later the lads are reunited by Barry, to finish work on his house in Wolverhampton. They stay together to work on Thornley Manor in Derbyshire, terrorising Arthur ‘Tiger’ Pringle at The Barley Mow before heading off to Spain to finish work on Ally Fraser’s Pool.
The show returned to our screens in 2002, and we saw the boys reunited once more to work in Middlesbrough dismantling to Transporter Bridge, before heading off to Arizona USA to put it back up on an Indian Reservation. The show returned twice in 2004, this time seeing the boys heading off to work in Cuba, and then returning once again in a 2 part Christmas Special set in Laos and Thailand.
This was the last ever outing for the lads for now, with Neville finally saying
A selection of the latest additions to the website.
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This months featured addition is Tim’s Location Videos
As we near the end of 2013, I thought it was a good time to look back at Tim Wagstaffs location videos. From Thornely Manor to The Barley Mow, and more recently Sir James House, which turned into a mystery, as we could not find it! Even crew members who worked on Series 2, and Kevin Whately couldn’t pinpoint it. In the end, it was Neil Rigby who found the house used in ‘Another Country’.
The Total TV Guide from 2004, featuring interviews on Series 4 and listings. More>>
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet in Cuba.
This months featured news is The Beco Building Site.
In celebration of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet hitting 30, Andrew Patrick aka Howard Radcliffe on the Forum is turning the Beco Building Site upside down and inside out. 30 never before known facts about The Beco Building Site and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Andrew has created the most interactive way of seeing how the Beco Site was used to film Auf Wiedersehen, Pet pinpointing many of the scenes from each episode starting with ‘If I Were A Carpenter’.