Auf Wiedersehen Pet: Heavy Metal (BBC-1 5 May 2002)

In Heavy Metal the boys get the deal to knock down the bridge put into place however their workforce leaves a lot to be desired having been brought in somewhat illegally from Eastern Europe. The boys payday is supposed to come from selling the bridge to a businessman in Malaysia but Grainger reveals to Oz that the deal has fallen through leaving the magnificent seven very much in the lurch.

Some more good back story with Barry revealing how Hazel had left him for another woman and a chance for the fabulous Bill Nighy to come to the fore as the odious Jeffrey Grainger (Grainger is the scheming MP whom Oz had met during a spell in prison!)

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production details
UK / BBC One – Ziji Productions / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 5 May 2002

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

Series: Auf Wiedersehen Pet Season Three Episode Two

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
JOE RENTON as Teddy Platt
IAN EMBLETON as Malcolm Renshaw
JOHN KAZEK as Yorgo
RON DONACHIE as Calhoun
LIZ WHITE as Lorraine
MARK STOBBART as Rod Osbourne
EMILY BRUNI as Sarah
ZELDA TINSKA as Irena
ALEKSANDER MIKIC as Dhori
DANIELLE DAVISON as Debbie Hope
BRIDIE HALES as Fiona Hope
KARL MORGAN as Lennie Cowan
CAROL MALIA as News reporter
IVANA BASIC as Irena’s Freind
NEIL ARMSTRONG as Pub Landlord
VERONICA TWIDDLE as Olive

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