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Originally posted by monkey

I’m on the Facebook group and it’s amazing the impact the first two series had. Even now, 35 years later people travel across the country to visit places where it was filmed. Nottingham, Derbyshire and obviously Newcastle. Also Ally Frazier’s villa in Spain is much visited

It definitely resonated with people. It spoke to and of people and places that are often ignored. Not just by television networks either really, certainly governments and so on too.

 

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Originally posted by Fatherken

I worked in Germany in 1972 as a bricklayer [ gave it up as my back went ] and the first series was very near to how it was . The second and onwards series lost it's way and I lost all interested in it .

also worked in Germany, after the Auf Wiedersehen series. The real world involves much more interaction with Germans than on the telly. And generally i liked them.

Auf Weidersehen was a brit ghetto in Germany. Its portrayal of Germans seems to have been from the 1950's. It would be considered racist today.


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Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

also worked in Germany, after the Auf Wiedersehen series. The real world involves much more interaction with Germans than on the telly. And generally i liked them.

Auf Weidersehen was a brit ghetto in Germany. Its portrayal of Germans seems to have been from the 1950's. It would be considered racist today.


Edited by PalazioVecchio (20 Sep 2021 12.57pm)

Did the German scaffs all wear checked shirts and leather waistcoats, possibly with cords for trousers?

 


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Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

also worked in Germany, after the Auf Wiedersehen series. The real world involves much more interaction with Germans than on the telly. And generally i liked them.

Auf Weidersehen was a brit ghetto in Germany. Its portrayal of Germans seems to have been from the 1950's. It would be considered racist today.

Edited by PalazioVecchio (20 Sep 2021 12.57pm)


I don't doubt somebody will find offence in it and consider it racist, but someone always does.

To me it's just a good representation of working class males in a foreign environment and perhaps experiencing working alongside non-Brits for the first time.

The use of the words Kraut and Fritz was common then, as was referring to the French as Frogs and Italians as Itis.

I'm not sure that I entirely agree with your suggestion that the the portrayal of the Germans was from the 50s. I haven't seen the programme for a while but I seem to recall the Germans were the shown in a fairly neutral light and weren't set up as exaggerated caricatures.

 

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There was always one big guy that Pat Roach had to fight.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

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Originally posted by Pete53


I don't doubt somebody will find offence in it and consider it racist, but someone always does.

To me it's just a good representation of working class males in a foreign environment and perhaps experiencing working alongside non-Brits for the first time.

The use of the words Kraut and Fritz was common then, as was referring to the French as Frogs and Italians as Itis.

I'm not sure that I entirely agree with your suggestion that the the portrayal of the Germans was from the 50s. I haven't seen the programme for a while but I seem to recall the Germans were the shown in a fairly neutral light and weren't set up as exaggerated caricatures.

Fair points, but as the bloke you're replying to worked there, no doubt there's something to his take on it too

 

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"West bromwich and district sunday methodist league table tennis champions. Mixed doubles."

Classic.

Also when Barry tap dances on the dartboard ockey in the 2nd series. ‘’Keep young & beautiful, if you wanna be loved.’’ Lol

Wayne. The radish

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Copper at the petrol station: ‘’Do you think yourself as working class Barry?’’ (Barry the sidekick copper)

‘’Spend a night In Newcastle and you’ll consider yourself middle class.’’

This was used by Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais before in ‘Porridge’ by Fletch to Godber using Glasgow in front of Mr Mackay

 


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Oz waking up in the country Manor House they’re developing on the mattress in the corner in his stained grey t shirt and dirty white pants covered in beer cans and rubbish all around his mattress. Loads of it.

 


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What’s roughage?
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Jerry built, not Gerry built

 


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Kevin Whatley. He spent ages as Morse's sidekick, before getting his own series. Lewis

Not exactly a startling career, but it's steady work, which is an achievement in itself for any actor.

 


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