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Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:40 pm
by BarryTaylor
Is 2013 much different than Britain in 1982?

-We're 3 years into a Conservation (albeit Coalition Govt) Government
-Our Economy is slowly recovering from a recession
-Every week someone wants to go out on strike
-Theres a lot of unemployment (ignore the figures they are massaged!)


So would there be mileage in a new Auf Wiedersehen Pet style of Comedy-Drama show featuring 7 people looking elsewhere for work as there is 'naff all' back here in Britain.

Points to consider

-Would it still be all men?
-Do they need to be brickies?
-Where would they go?
-What part of Britain would you source the characters from?
-Who would you want to cast in the show?

All suggestions and ideas welcome!

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:47 pm
by Breaking Away
I think they covered just about everything in the newer episides. A coloured chap, a gay chap, cheap foreign labour, throw in a couple of lesbian scaffolders and you're just about there.

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:25 pm
by Dennis Patterson
don't discriminate against the disabled person

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:35 pm
by Breaking Away
After a quick think here's my 2013 team -draft 1

Dennis - Lee Barratt obviously. (Plus they have about the same amount of hair)
Nev - Simon Bird
Oz - Jose Mourinho
Bomb - Ruth Jones
Moxey - Rhys Darby (kiwi actor wehey!)
Wayne - Samuel 'Fingers' Anderson
Barry - Stephen Merchant
Mystery 8th gadgy in the hut - By popular demand Corsa Tim (Ha. Try shutting him up for a hour)
Mac - Jason Statham

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:46 pm
by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
What are you on about?

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:09 pm
by Tracy
Rhys Darby as Moxey ! Brilliant !!!

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:10 pm
by ruggedscot
So how to do it today ?

Tax free big bucks ? military contractor brown and root or turners what ever is over in Iraq or Afghanistan, its comming to an end aswell..... so would fit in with a first series - stripping out the camp and returning home - mixing with the camp staff and all that ?

Actors ? difficult one that - ages with the originals at the time would need to be late twenties. three from the same area and then a few others scattered in from other corners of the country, scots irish ?

The army camp would be good - this time they couldnt get off camp so it would be on the camp - the living accom and then the interaction with the troops. Aye this could take shape. The military would be good for a few characters RSM's being what they are and all that.

Can see them fitting in to maintaining the camps and there would be scope to develop some laughs.

Hmmmm now what would the story be ? who would be picked to playe the parts and do the parts need to be defined by who we had before - how about mixing it up a little.

be a load of fun !

youd have brickies joiners sparkies and refridgeration mechs. follow that with a few bosses both the military and the contractor.


The one running from something ? develop that

The one out to get something together to make a change in his life saving a bung.

A couple of old hands

A bore

An outsider

oh there would be so much possible to do here that it needs to be done lol

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:36 pm
by Si
No way can you have a Becks during your tea break these days. Health and safety gone mad! :roll:

Oo, like the modern actor thing though. I don't watch much modern TV but i'll give it a go.

Dennis: Ken Stott
Neville: Matt Smith
Oz: Sean Gilder
Wayne: Russell Brand
Moxey: Gerard Kearns
Barry: Mark Benton
Bomber: Greg Davies :D

Brenda: Rachel Riley (So what, like?)
Vera: Rebecca Front
Marjorie: Sarah Millican

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:48 pm
by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Si wrote:No way can you have a Becks during your tea break these days. Health and safety gone mad! :roll:

Oo, like the modern actor thing though. I don't watch much modern TV but i'll give it a go.

Dennis: Ken Stott
Neville: Matt Smith
Oz: Sean Gilder
Wayne: Russell Brand
Moxey: Gerard Kearns
Barry: Mark Benton
Bomber: Greg Davies :D

Brenda: Rachel Riley (So what, like?)
Vera: Rebecca Front
Marjorie: Sarah Millican
Liking Matt Smith as Nev, and Sarah Millican would be a great Marjorie!!

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:50 pm
by BarryTaylor
Loving it, but isn't Ken Stott almost as old as Tim Healy?

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:52 pm
by Si
The Lads 2013:

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:D

The Girls they Left Behind 2013:

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Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:53 pm
by AWP Corsa Tim
No way would i want that 'Brand' PRICK as Wayne.. doesnt even come close..

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:53 pm
by Si
BarryTaylor wrote:Loving it, but isn't Ken Stott almost as old as Tim Healy?
Fair point. But at least he's older than Matt, as opposed to Kev and Tim :D

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:54 pm
by Si
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet wrote:
Si wrote:No way can you have a Becks during your tea break these days. Health and safety gone mad! :roll:

Oo, like the modern actor thing though. I don't watch much modern TV but i'll give it a go.

Dennis: Ken Stott
Neville: Matt Smith
Oz: Sean Gilder
Wayne: Russell Brand
Moxey: Gerard Kearns
Barry: Mark Benton
Bomber: Greg Davies :D

Brenda: Rachel Riley (So what, like?)
Vera: Rebecca Front
Marjorie: Sarah Millican
Liking Matt Smith as Nev, and Sarah Millican would be a great Marjorie!!
She'd carry it off well :D

Re: Auf Wiedersehen Pet TODAY

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:55 pm
by Si
AWP Corsa Tim wrote:No way would i want that 'Brand' PRICK as Wayne.. doesnt even come close..
Haha, go on, you have a pick then :)