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by Howard Radcliff
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HAPPY 30TH ANNIVERSARY PET!
Replies: 49
Views: 7135

HAPPY 30TH ANNIVERSARY PET!

Happy 30th anniversary to 'The Pet'!

I’ve got me beer, me bog roll and me Series 1 Auf Pet box set!

What more could I possibly need? Roll on 9 o’clock!

“Well, I was about to get pissed, care to join me?”
by Howard Radcliff
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #29

FACT #29 Filmed on 22nd June 1983, the end of an era came whilst filming episode 13 ‘When the Boat Goes Out' when Wayne's carelessly discarded cigarette ignited leaking petrol from Barry's bike destroying their home ‘Hut B’ along with passports and personal belongings. It is well documented that th...
by Howard Radcliff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #28

FACT #28 “If there was ever a definition of ambivalence, the answer would be two words, 'The' 'Hut'!'" Christopher Fairbank Whilst in excess of 95 scenes filmed within 'the hut' made the final cut, many more were filmed around the perimeter of its four timber walls. Image 52 illustrates an elevated...
by Howard Radcliff
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #27

FACT #27 "The hostel is full... you will have to stay on the compound..." Herr Grunwald, episode 1, 'If I Were a Carpenter' ______ Undeniably, the eighth 'character' of series 1 was home of our magnificent 7 - 'Hut B'. Located east of 'Set Building #2' (fact 10, page 2) and north-west of the 'Turks...
by Howard Radcliff
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #26

FACT #26 Who could forget the unmistakeable green ‘Admin Hut’, home of Herr Grunwald, Herr Ulrich, Dagmar and Christa? The 'Admin Hut', which intentionally resembles the green site hut in Norderstedt, Hamburg (image 49a), is located towards the north-west corner of the Elstree Studios back lot and ...
by Howard Radcliff
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #25

FACT #25 A further example of ‘artistic filming licence’ occurs on Elstree Studios back lot during fans favourite episode ‘Private Lives’ gaining 32.5% of total votes as voted via awpet.com and readers of the north-east’s leading newspaper, the ‘Evening Chronicle’. Episode 7 centres on the memorabl...
by Howard Radcliff
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #24

FACT #24 And the magic of television continues at Elstree... According to Director Roger Bamford, the BECO Building Site film set at Elstree Studios was designed in such a way to ensure there was ‘always a way out'. This provided various routes throughout the set for characters to appear and disapp...
by Howard Radcliff
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 Facts Countdown
Replies: 18
Views: 16476

Re: 30 Facts Countdown

More great stuff Howard. In interest, how did you find out about the Buckhorner Moor location? Hi Breaking Away! The area (Norderstedt) is identified within the filming locations section on this site. Pin pointing the actual building location takes a bit of digging though. By piecing individual sce...
by Howard Radcliff
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT#23

FACT #23 As mentioned, the magic of television transports us seamlessly to and from Germany throughout series 1. The earliest example occurs in episode 1, 'If I Were a Carpenter' where Dennis, Oz and Neville's first arrival on site is filmed in Norderstedt, Hamburg (image 41a, fact 21, above). Follo...
by Howard Radcliff
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #22

FACT #22 The construction site on 'Heidbergstraße' in Norderstedt (fact 21, above) was not the only site to be used in Germany doubling as our BECO Building Site. Approximately 400 yards south-west of Norderstedt Mitte (Norderstedt train station) a handful of close-up scenes were also filmed within...
by Howard Radcliff
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Things you've learned from watching Aufpet
Replies: 678
Views: 59023

Re: Things you've learned from watching Aufpet

... that, in my opinion, no other TV drama / comedy series has come near to the quality of writing, acting, directing and producing of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet since its first airing in 1983...
by Howard Radcliff
Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #21

FACT #21 It was a partly constructed office and production facility (currently named ‘Stradtwerke’) on Heidbergstraße, Norderstedt that would become the ‘real’ German BECO Building Site. Image 40 (below) depicts an aerial view of the site as it stands today (2013). The building defined in blue was ...
by Howard Radcliff
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #20

FACT #20 Although several scenes were filmed on location in Dusseldorf in keeping with the storyline, the ‘real’ German building site (or sites) used in a hand full of close-up scenes together with many long distance incidental scenes were in fact filmed in Norderstedt, Hamburg. As previously descr...
by Howard Radcliff
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #19

FACT #19 ‘Set Building 5’ forms the final piece of our three-dimensional structural jigsaw located on the back lot at Elstree Studios. But this building, (image 38, below) differs from the previous 4 buildings we’ve looked at to date for a number of reasons. This 3 storey building is the tallest, w...
by Howard Radcliff
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Beco Building Site
Topic: 30 'BECO BUILDING SITE' FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
Replies: 31
Views: 50527

BECO FACT #18

FACT #18 Many legendary press images capturing our magnificent seven were taken here on Elstree Studios back lot. Thirty years on, they’re still used to promote the series via various forms of media. Beyond EastEnders train bridge (image 36b, above) marks another key position on Elstree Studios bac...