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 »
Before shooting in the UK began, the cast were sent on a practical bricklaying course.
Erm... I'll have to ask Brenda...
The Kosovan Albanian character Irena is played by a Serbian actress, Zelda Tinska. This is ironic given the conflict between the Albanian and Serbian characters in the series.
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.
Due to copyright complications there are cuts in the series 2 video releases. However, these cut scenes are still broadcast in the TV & satellite repeats. Also, due to the editing out of the commercial breaks for the video release of both series, scenes either side of these breaks have been shortened and/or cut completely. It is hoped that all these cuts/edits can be fully restored for the DVD release, tentatively scheduled for 2002.
English, Turkish, German, Russian, Spanish, Albanian, Serbian
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