TV Series | | Comedy, Drama
The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »
Val McLane (Norma) and Jimmy Nail are real life brother and sister.
Erm... I'll have to ask Brenda...
Most of the German location shots in Series 1 were filmed in Hamburg, not Dusseldorf. One of the giveaways is that many of the cars have HH (Hamburg) number plates.
The last episode of series 2 is dedicated to Wayne and Gary Holton who played him. He died of a drink and drugs overdose while the series was being filmed.
A rather curious expurgated version of both series 1 & 2 was aired on ITV in 1988. Each 55-minute episode was cut down into two separate programmes, edited for pre-watershed viewing (no swear words, nude scenes or striptease artist) and shown twice-a-week at 7-7.30pm.
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