In Bridging The Gap, the first new episode of Auf Wiedersehen Pet for 16 years Oz gathers the gang back together with a fake wake for himself, Wayne’s black son Wyman turns up and reveals that his father died three years previously. Oz has a plan to make their fortune by dismantling Middlesborough’s Transporter bridge the only trouble is they need 75,000 pounds stake money. It turns out Oz has spent time in prison with a prominent MP who is behind the plan.
Great to catch up with the lads once again, all of whom bar Oz and Barry seem to down on their luck. Moxy is working in the kitchens of a club for big time Liverpool gangster Mickey Startup, Neville’s building business is on the verge of going under, Dennis is working as a cabbie, Bomber is doing a bit of this and that, Wayne’s son says he is DJ, Barry has gone into big business and teamed up with the Russian Kadi and is married to his sister Tatiana.
UK / BBC One – Ziji Productions / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 28 April 2002
Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais / Director: Paul Seed
Series: Auf Weidersehen Pet Season Three Episode One
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
PAUL LOUGHRAN as Tommy Rampton
LIZ WHITE as Lorraine
EMILY BRUNI as Sarah
BADI UZZAMAN as Gupta
ALAN STOCKS as D.I. Ingham
IAN CURTIS as D.S. Flint
GORDON TOOTOOSIS as Joe Saugus
JEFF NUTTALL as Lord Wharfdale
LYNNE VERRALL as VAT Lady
DAVE ATKINS as Arthur
VERONICA TWIDLE as Olive
DANIELLE DAVISON as Debbie Hope
BRIDIE HALES as Fiona Hope
JOHN CUSWORTH as Policeman
PAUL MEYNELL as Kid
MICHAEL JEWERS as Big Kid
CAROL MALIA, JOHN LAWRENCE as Newsreaders
ALLAN POWELL as Reporter
GLORIA HUNNIFORD as Herself
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