When Vail said auf wiedersehen
to the telephone business, it had passed from infancy to childhood.
THE Auf Wiedersehen
Pet boys have never had any tact and nearly caused international incidents on jobs abroad - but now they are working for the diplomatic service.
As the nation savours the fourth instalment of Auf Wiedersehen
, Pet in the New Year, the show's stars will be limbering up to return to their North-East roots to remember a dear friend and raise money in his name.
, Pet's return to TV screens proved a huge hit for BBC1.
THE Auf Wiedersehen
, Pet weekend will begin today with a themed Treasure Hunt around NewcastleGateshead's pubs and clubs.
STAFFING agency Blue Arrow is running the lorry drivers equivalent of Auf Wiedersehen
, Pet, in an attempt to help fill driver vacancies.
Fresh from putting the finishing touches to the fourth series of Auf Wiedersehen
, Pet which will hit the screens in January, Tim said he was looking forward to getting back on the pantomime circuit in Newcastle, on the stage where his wife played the title role in Jack and the Beanstalk two years ago.
Jesmond stand-up comic and comedy promoter David McBeth, 48, will be compering a unique celebration of the iconic TV show, Auf Wiedersehen
, Pet on Saturday at a star-studded event at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead.
One said: "I don't think Oz on Auf Wiedersehen
Pet would be very impressed with Geordies complaining about a woman dropping her skirt.
, Pet made stars of Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Timothy Spall and Kevin Whatley, who have gone on to become some of the biggest names in television.
He initially made his reputation with the Likely Lads and Auf Wiedersehen
Pet before going off to Hollywood where fame and fortune awaited.
ON 15 May 2002 in an article headlined "Pampered Pet" we said that Jimmy Nail had behaved like an unco-operative prima donna during the filming of Auf Wiedersehen
Pet and that this had upset the BBC and embarrassed his co-stars.