This month we bring you all of this!

  • Competition! We team up with TyneIdols and ‘Him off the Viz’, Simon Donald

  • New Merchandise - Dennis Patterson… “Look… I’m still the gaffer, so get gannin!”
  • Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Series Producer Martin McKeand
  • From the Archives: Gary Holton – his finest professional achievement

  • From the Archives: Noel Clarke - The First Noel

WIN TWO TICKETS TO TYNEIDOLS COMEDY BUS TOUR WITH ‘HIM OFF THE VIZ’ SIMON DONALD PLUS AUF PET GOODIES!

The Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite has teamed up with ‘TyneIdols’ to offer one lucky winner two complementary tickets to a very special one-off comedy bus tour hosted by North-East legend and Viz magazine co-editor ‘Simon Donald’!

Bring your own nibbles, and drinks (no glass) and join Simon and the TyneIdols Team on an unforgettable three-hour tour around Newcastle with hilarious tales of growing up, creating the Viz Comic and hear his stand-up routine with mad characters, songs and anecdotes whilst travelling through some of the locations featured in the timeless history of Viz Magazine!

This very special tour takes place on Thursday 25th August at 19:00 departing from Bewick Street opposite the Central Station, Newcastle and promises to be a fantastic insight into this fabulous magazine.

One lucky winner chosen at random will receive 2 tickets for the TyneIdols Comedy Bus Tour hosted by ‘Him off the Viz’ Simon Donald plus an official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Classic Logo white tee-shirt! And five runners up will each receive an Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Classic Logo keyring! To be in with a chance of winning, simply drop us a line at competitions@awpet.com with the correct answer no later than 9pm on Sunday 21st August 2016.

Which legendary north-east actor featured in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and also voiced ‘Sid the Sexist’ in the cartoon adaptation, ‘Viz’? Was it:

A: Jimmy Nail

B: Kevin Whately

C: Sammy Johnson

D: Tim Healy

Alternatively, if you’d like to guarantee your seat, tickets are available now at only £15 per person. Be quick, tickets are selling fast and its sure to be a sell out! Reserve your tickets now via the TyneIdols booking hotline on 0191 2531618 and mention the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite or visit the TyneIdols website for more information at www.tyneidols.com

Be warned… in the words of Oz, this tour is “adult, and liable to cause offence!”

For full terms, conditions and competition rules click here

Enter The Competition Now!

“LOOK… I’M STILL THE GAFFER SO GET GANNIN!"

It wasn't a role he relished but one he unconsciously adopted from the opening scenes of series one. Dennis Patterson took the weight of the world on his shoulders and went on to become known and respected as the ‘the gaffer’ and voice of reason throughout four fantastic series plus one special.

This unforgettable classic quote featured in Series 2, Episode 7 captures the sharp authoritative yet respected dialogue between Dennis and Oz following the completion of conversion work to Thornely Manor prior to their onward travels to Spain.

Our brand new high quality ultra-cotton tee-shirt beautifully compliments our Signature Series range whilst echoing the colour of Den’s trusty VW Campervan. The striking crisp digital screen print to the front in bold white is manufactured to the highest standards with the traditional classic logo to the sleeve for that extra touch of class.

Photo: Tim Healy with his Dennis Patterson VW Campervan keyring. Photo courtesy of J L Mott

As one of our valued newsreaders, we’re offering you the opportunity to pre-order before anyone else, guaranteed to be despatched by Friday 26th August.

Pre-Order Now!

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SERIES PRODUCER MARTIN MCKEAND - PART 1

We recently caught up with Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Series Producer Martin McKeand to bring you an exclusive in-depth interview. Martin tells us how he got involved in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, what his role as Producer entailed and how he met and worked alongside Director Roger Bamford. Martin also talks about casting the magnificent 7, how ATV (later Central TV) were embarrassed to promote the first series and opens up about some of the problems encountered during the production of the second series given Union problems and the sad untimely passing of Gary Holton.

“See that man with the beard and the tie?” That’s ‘Series Producer’ Martin McKeand making his cameo in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Series 2, Episode 12, ‘For Better or Worse’!

Read Part 1 of our interview with Martin here and don’t forget to check our part 2 in our forthcoming newsletter.

The team would sincerely like to thank Martin for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions.

Read Part One Of The Interview

From The Archives....

'That's Living Alright..'

Entitled as ‘The Fall and Rise of Gary Holton’ this interview with Melody Maker features Gary talking about the 1st series of Pet, his future life in music, how Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was Gary’s ‘proudest professional achievement’ plus his plans for the future....

Read 'That's Living Alright...'

'The First Noel....'

In this article from 2004, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet star Noel Clarke who played Wyman in 2 series and the final 2 part special, talks about what it’s like working with the lads and about the sad loss of Pat Roach whilst the lads were away filming.....

Read 'The First Noel...'

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Yours, ‘til the next point of interest, Lee, Tim & Andy