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Auf Wiedersehen Pet: Bridge Over Troubled Water (BBC-1 12 May 2002)

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In Bridge Over Troubled Water the sale of the bridge has fallen through so the boys need to come up with another option and quickly. Barry is starting to have his concerns about his “brother in law” Kadi but he still doesn’t know that he’s not really Tatiana’s brother at all. He discovers that Kadi is smuggling drugs into the country via their Lada importing business. Oz discovers that Rod is actually a drag singer and is gay meanwhile Mickey Startup arrives looking for Moxy.

Strongest episode yet, packs a huge amount of plot into its 60 minutes with the boys being beset on all sides; Gangster Mickey Startup looking for blood, the eastern european illegal workers arguing and trouble at home for both Oz and Barry. Neville meanwhile seems to going through something of a mid life crisis and becoming a little sex obsessed in the process.

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Mickey Startup: “If any of you mess me with I’ll have your arse for a hat”
Oz: “It would suit you”.

production details
UK / BBC One – Ziji Productions / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 12 May 2002

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais / Director: Paul Seed

Series: Auf Wiedersehen Pet Season Three Episode Three

guest cast
BILL NIGHY as Jeffrey Grainger
JULIA TOBIN as Brenda Hope
BRANKA KATIC as Tatiana
DRAGAN MICANOVIC as Kadi
MICHAEL ANGELIS as Mickey Startup
ALAN IGBON as Addey
JOHN KAZEK as Yorgo
RON DONACHIE as Calhoun
MARK STOBBART as Rod Osbourne
EMILY BRUNI as Sarah
JEFF NUTTALL as Lord Wharfdale
RUTH MILLAR as Nicki Myles
ZELDA TINSKA as Irena
ALEKSANDER MIKIC as Dhori
DANIELLE DAVISON as Debbie Hope
MARY CUNNINGHAM as Mrs Platt
ALAN STOCKS as D.I. Ingham
IAN CURTIS as D.S. Flint
GEORGINA LIGHTNING as Lainie
MATO COOK as Paulie
GORDON TOOTOOSIS as Joe Saugus
VERONICA TWIDLE as Olive
PAUL PALANCE as Drunk 1
MARTIN McGLADE as Drunk 2
RUSSELL BARR as Barmaid
PETER VIDOVIC as Lev

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Hazell: Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (ITV 31 May 1979, with Meg Davies)

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Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost

In Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost our intrepid hero pays a visit to the seaside when an accountant, Peter Harlow, calls him in over a cottage he has been left in a will. He has no idea why he has been left the cottage but since he has taken over ownership more than a few strange things have been happening.

Hazell stays at the cottage for a few days and manages to find no small amount of comfort when Harlow’s wife Stephanie turns up (Harlow himself is in New York). Although there is clearly something spooky going on it’s definitely man made and it doesn’t take Hazell too long to work it out.

The episode was a rare outing outside of London for the series, it was filmed in the East Anglian village of Walberswick and surrounds. Although all the interiors were filmed in studio of coure.

classic quote
I may be common but I’m not stupid

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 31 May 1979

Writer: Richard Harris / Production Design: Philip Blowers, Peter Elliot / Director: Mike Vardy

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 7

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Nicholas Ball as Hazell
Michael Gaunt as Peter Harlow
John Woodnutt as Vicar
Desmond Llewellyn as Bell
Richard Simpson as Weaver
Meg Davies as Stephanie Harlow
Desmond McNamara as Tel
Peter Woodward as Gregory Summers
Joy Steward as Mrs Summers

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Blake’s 7: Breakdown (BBC-1 6 Mar 1978, with Julian Glover)

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Blake’s 7: Project Avalon (BBC-1 27 Feb 1978, with Glynis Barber)

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