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Who is your favourite character from Auf Wiedersehen, Pet?

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Ally Fraser

Post by HerrPfister » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:12 am

I can't pick one of the lads over another, it has to be the most perfect ensemble casting ever, but as supporting characters go it has to be Ally Fraser.

Exuding cold-eyed menace coupled with Scottish charm, Bill Paterson played the part to perfection.

I wouldn't want to call him a mate, mind, or even gan for a beer with him (Ally, not Bill) but his performance resonates even wathcing the episodes back today - a borderline psycho hiding behind a thin veneer of respectablilty.
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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by Duckegg » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:21 am

Would probably agree that Mr Fraser is my favourite side character. I love every scene with which he's involved, especially when he's agitated with the lads. Infact (although I know it's coming and say the line along with Ally) I always roar uncontrollably when he snaps "I mean feed them first!" after having informed Dennis of the gathering at his place in Darras Hall.
And another thing - what about Ally standing on the little foot stool whilst delivering his speech regarding the airplane tickets for Spain? Absolute comedy. Trying to pacify the lads, and spouting nonsense about supporting the British worker...
I might'a knaa'n it! Economy measured around is it!

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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by Duckegg » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:22 am

Not many people chin Ying Tong John

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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:40 pm

Fraser was good as far as baddies' are concerned, almost like an average business man trying to do things right, until his bad side kicks in and he thinks he can get things done easier..
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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by Duckegg » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:32 am

Fraser is absolute comedy. The epitome of a local gangster type who wants to be famous. He's a performer, an actor and would like to think that he's a cut above the average Joe. But what it all boils down to is that he's a divorced criminal who runs a small casino and fruit machine business, and is going out with a young Geordie lass who used to paint nails.
Geordie a scrubbers don't leave me!
Love it when Oz is on the rampage looking for Ally after the bust up with Vikki.
Dennis explains the situation and Oz has already forgotten about retribution.

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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:41 pm

Without a doubt a lovable villain!
In the UK he seems a decent bloke, wants what he wants and will go the extra length to get it...(NO erection jokes, I've heard them all :lol: )

Anyway, when he gets to Spain and things don't go his way and he is not in control....well, the Marbella Club will be needing a new mirror.
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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:30 pm

Aye, has a bit of a temper does Mr Fraser.. Weird how he had no bodyguards over there isnt it..
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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by Tracy » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:48 pm

Thats a moot point that is, its very moot ! I can just see Baz in Bermudas !
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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by Duckegg » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:24 pm

Hahahahaha moot point. Ahhhh man how class is Barry.

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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:33 pm

We've come to persuade you back to Bermudas!!
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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by Tracy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:39 pm

Well ya just failed !

BAZ ! Get ya Bermudas up here !!!
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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by Tracy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:01 pm

Not many people chin Bermuda Baz !
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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by redandwhiterob » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:24 pm

Has anyone read Bill Patterson's autobiography?

Did he have out to say about his time in Auf Pet?

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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:40 pm

No haven't actually, will look it up.
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Re: Ally Fraser

Post by HerrPfister » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:53 am

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews ... ewpoints=0

Having looked at the Amazon reviews, it seems to be more anecdotes from his childhood and adolescence rather than an overview of his life. I wouldn't expect much, if any, 'Pet' insight. You never know though and, at 1p (plus P&P), it's hardly breaking the bank.
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