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All the characters in the series starring, Tim Healy (Dennis), Kevin Whately(Neville), Jimmy Nail(Oz), Pat Roach(Bomber), Christopher Fairbank(Moxey), Timothy Spall(Barry) and Gary Holton(Wayne).
COLOUR CODE: Main Characters or episode title, SERIES 1, SERIES 2, SERIES 3., SERIES 4.
A Bridge too Far : Episode 1 in the third series .
Addey : Mickey Startup's henchman, Played by Alan Igbon.
A Gift from Fidel : Episode 3 in the fourth series .
A Home from Home : episode 5 in the second series.
Alan : Vera's boyfriend. Played by Berwick Kaler.
Alice : Elderly lady at Bella Vista Hotel. Played by Peggy Shields.
A Law for the Rich : Episode 3 in the second series
Ames, Kenny : London pornographer who was a friend of Ally Fraser. Owned Thornely Manor before selling it to Ally Fraser, also owned the San Souci yacht in Marbella Harbour.
Andy: Played by Brendan Healy.
Angel : Played by Juan Maria Almonte
An Inspector Calls : Episode 6 in the third series.
Another Country : Episode 4 in the second series.
Another Country : Episode 5 in the third series.
Arizona : Home of the Chocanaw Nation who buy the transporter bridge.
Arthur : Barry's factory foreman in the import/export company. Played by Dave Atkins.
Atkinson, Terry :Schoolboy that Oz and Wayne almost kidnap. Played by Philip Parker.
Auf Wiedersehen : German for goodbye, used in the title of the series because they were going to work in Germany.
Ayatollah : Turkish worker on building site. Played by Vic Tablian.
Bainbridge Mrs : Hospital patient on Brenda's ward. : Played by Peggy Ann Wood.(see In Memorium)
Ballet Dancer : Played by Spencer Solomon
Barmaid at Club Tabu in Spennymoor : Played by Russell Barr.
Barman at Cross Keys : Played by Tim Killick.
Barman at Cuban bar : Played by Luis Pinella
Barman at Bel & Dragon in Wolverhampton : Played by Leon Nightingale.
Baz, Big : Ally's enforcer. Played by Ying Tong John.
Beattie : Old lady at Bella Vista hotel. Played by Barbara Miller.
Beco : Building site where the lads work in Dusseldorf.
Bellamy, Helen : Local resident who stops work on Thornely Manor with a preservation order. Played by Caroline Courage.
Bella Vista Hotel : Where the lads lived in Marbella while working on Ally's swimming pool.
Bennies : Nickname for the Falkland Islanders. Called after the character Benny from the T.V. programme Crossroads.
Bernie : Lorry driver whose lorry is used to bring Hedley's coffin back to Britain & smuggle Oz's porn videos. Played by Mark Penfold.
Billy : One of Ally Fraser's men. Played by Dick Irwin.
Blande, Bobby : Yacht owner used to help Ally smuggle in illegal currency. Played by Ken Wynne
Boiler : Oz's favourite word for a woman, as in "tidy boiler" or nice looking woman.
Bouncer at Cannibals Club : Played by Pete Morrison
Brian : Sunderland supporter in Belgium. Played by Phil Murray.
Bridgenorth : Demolition company set up by the lads to bring down the Transporter Bridge.
Bridging the Gap : Episode 2 in the third series.
Bridge over Troubled Water: Episode 3 in the third series.
Britannia Waives The Rules : Episode 1 in the fourth series .
Bryant, Mrs. : Lady in cafe who finds Oz's poached fish in her pockets. Played by Gerri Collins.
Builder's Merchant: Played by Rod Arthur. Harry Blackburn's brother in law.
Busbridge, Brian (Bomber) : Played by Pat Roach.
Busbridge, Patsy : Bomber's wife. Played by Sheila Reid.
Busbridge, Tracy : Bomber's daughter who runs away from home to visit her dad in Germany. Played by Lucinda Edmonds.
Blackburn, Harry : the plumber who is hired to do work on Thornely Manor and has a liking for country & western music. Played by Kevin Lloyd.(see In Memorium)
Cafe owner : Where Moxey gets a lift to London. Played by John Taylor.
Carlos : Barman in the Bella Vista Hotel. Played by Joseph Long.
Carmen : Waitress at Hotel. Played by Jacqueline Torres.
Chadwick, Christine : Dennis's girlfriend in the second series. Played by Madelaine Newton (Kevin Whately's wife).
Chatterley, Joy : Older woman who Oz chatted-up in the Barley Mow. Played by Morag Hood. (see In Memorium)
Chatterley, Tim : Customs officer who impounded Wayne's BMW, married to Joy. Played by Nick Stringer.
Chem : Turkish worker on the site who tells Kamal that Oz is gay. Played by Lufti Oguz.
Chicken Ranch : Nevada Brothel. Visited by Dennis, Oz & Neville on their way to Vegas. See also Kelly-anne & Fran.
Chocanaw Nation : Native American tribe who want to buy the Bridge.
Christa : Office worker in Beco site office, married Wayne. Played by Lysette Anthony
Clarkson : Kenny Ames's solicitor. Played by Vass Anderson.
Clegg, Ray : Played by Michael Burns
Clement, Dick : Writer of the series with Ian La Frenais.
Cooper Martin : Windy Mesa bar owner. Played by Sammy Johnston.(see In Memorium)
Cuban guide : Played by Dolly Garcia
Colleen : Windy Mesa bar owner. Played by Kirsty Munden.
Cowan, Lennie : Played by Karl Morgan
Cowboys : Episode 5 in the second series
Crissy : Wyman's mum. Played by Sandra James-Young
Dagmar : Dennis's girlfriend in Germany, worked in the Beco building site office. Played by Brigitte Kahn.
Dangerous Liasons : Episode 5 in the fourth series .
Dawn : medicine man's pregnant Great Granddaughter Played by Misty Upham.
D.E.A. Agent : Played by Charles St. Clair.
D.E.A Captain : played by Michael O'Guinne.
Dhori : Irena's brother. Played by Aleksander Mikic.
Douglas : New tenant at Oz's house (23 Emmanuel Shinwell House) Husband of Jean. Played by Donald McBride.
Drunks outside Gay Club in Spennymoor : Played by Paul Palance & Martin McGeady.
Dusseldorf : German town where the lads all meet up and live in a hut on the Beco building site.
Elderly man in Barley Mow : Played by John C. Williams.
Eric : nickname for a German, used when the lads want to talk about a German worker.
Ernie : Sunderland supporter in Belgium. Played by Barry Scott.
Excavator Worker : Terry Gurry.
Expose : Group in Dusseldorf night-club.
Falkland Islands : Barry and Oz worked there after leaving Germany. Oz became the first civilian to be deported
Fiona : Waitress at the Cross Keys Hotel. Played by Lynne Aston.
Flint, D.I. : Policeman investigating Mickey Startup. Played by Ian Curtis.
Floor Clerk : Intercontinental Hotel staff member who challenges Barry & Wayne. Played by Kenneth Owens.
Fogarty, Francis : Alais used by Moxey.
For Better or Worse : Episode 12 in the second series
Foreman at cigarette factory : Marjorie's boss. Played by Jimmy Rushton.
Fox, Charlie : Tribal Council member. Played by Frank Soto.
Fox & Hounds Inn landlord: Played by James Warrior.
Fran : Hostess at the Chicken Ranch. Played by Pat Starr.
Fraser, Ally (alastair) : local entrepreneur that Dennis works for in Newcastle. Played by Bill Paterson.
Fuentes, Miguel : Police Chief in Marbella. Played by Ricardo Montez.
Geordie : Anyone who comes from Newcastle.
German Couple : Intercontinental Hotel room occupants who think Barry & Wayne are muggers. Played by Rosamund Attwood & Ingo Mogendorf.
German Nurses : Nurses in the ward where the lads meet Hedley. Played by Mary Zuckerman & Veronica Hyks.
German Proprietor : Owner of hotel where the lads stay on their fishing trip. Played by Leonard Fenton.
German Ward Sister: Ward Sister in german hospital where the lads meet Hedley the dying ex brit. Played by Sylvia Rotter.
German TV reporter : Interviews Neville after he finds a bomb. Played by Corinna Schnabel.
German workers on site: Played by Richard Mitchley & Seamus O'Neill.
Girl at Harry Blackburn's Country & Western Pub: Played by Gina McKee
Gleeson : Played by Thomas Wheatley
Gloria : Gloria Hunniford in cameo role as herself.
Granger, Jeffrey : Member of Parliament that Oz meets in prison who offers him the job of pulling down the Transporter Bridge for the Haversham Consortium. Played by Bill Nighy.
Grunwald, Herr : German building site manager. Played by Michael Sheard.
Gupta : Newcastle taxi company owner who Dennis works for in the third series Played by Badi Uzzaman.
Gus : Old mate of Oz's who they meet in Russia and learn of O.E.D. work. Played by Gary Lammin
Hallwood, Malcolm : Lawyer who works for Ally. Played by James Bate.(see In Memorium)
Hasta la vista : episode 9 in the second series.
Hathaway, Gary : American Lawyer. Played by Corey Johnston.
Hateley, Andy : Middlesbrough Detective Inspector sent to America to arrest Moxey. Played by Richard Ridings.
Haversham Consortium : Company headed by Lord Wharfdale who want to pull the transporter bridge down.
Hawkeye : Sarcastic name given to Oz by Moxey after he fell asleep on sentry duty at Ally's villa.
Heavy Metal : Episode 2 in the third series.
Hedley: Dying Brit in german hospital. Played by Des Young.
Heidi : Waitress in Dusseldorf night-club. Played by Oona Kirsch.
Helmut : German co-worker, Played by Lex Van Delden.
Helmut's dad : Played by William Merrow.
Helmut's mother : Played by Irene Prador.(see In Memorium)
Helmut's Wife : Played by Susie Breakell.
Hilton, Bob : Brother in law of Hedley the dying ex soldier. Played by James Ottoway.
Hilton, Mabel : Wife of Bob and sister of Hedley the dying ex soldier. Played by Norah Fulton.
Home Thoughts from Abroad : Episode 5 in the first series.
Hope, Neville : Played by Kevin Whateley.
Hope, Brenda : Neville's wife . Played by Julia Tobin.
Hope, Debbie : Neville's daughter. Played by Catherine Whatley his real life daughter in the second series and by Danielle Davison in the third series.
Hope, Fiona : Neville's second daughter. Played by Bridie Hales in the third series .
Hope, Calista : Neville's 3rd daughter. Named because Brenda was a big fan of T.V. programme Ally McBeal.
Hustler : Street Salesman. Played by Gilberto Hernandez
If I were a Carpenter : Episode 1 of the first series.
Indian Waiter : Rashid Karapiet.
Indian Waiter : Ahmed Khalil.
Ingham D.I. : Policeman investigating Mickey Startup. Played by Alan Stowe.
Irena : Played by Zelda Tinski.
Irena's mate : Played by Ivana Basic.
Irishman : Dealer in illegal passports. Played by Walter McMonagle.
Ives : Police Sergeant in village near Thornely Manor. Played by Martin Mathews.
Jean : Wife of Douglas, the new tenant of Oz's house. Played by Denise Welch (Tim Healy's wife).
Jessop : Gamekeeper employed by Sir James Palmer. Played by William Symons.
Judge in Arizona Court : Played by Heather Robbins.
Jurgen: Dusseldorf porn merchant whose house is visited by Oz, Barry & Moxey. Played by Aubrey Woods.
Kadi : Barry's brother-in-law. Played by Dragan Milanovic.
Kamal : Turkish massage parlour owner in Dusseldorf. Played by Kevork Malikyam
Kelly-Anne : Hooker at Chicken Ranch. Played by Larissa Murray.
Kids outside pub in Middlesbrough : Played by Michael Jeevers & Paul Maynell.
Kurt, Herr : Barman in local club in Germany. Played by Ray Knight.
La Frenais, Ian : Writer of the series with Dick Clement.
Lane, Heather : Government official who recruits Neville into being a spy. Played by Sara Stewart
Latham, L/Cpl Colin : Army deserter the lads befriend on a fishing trip. Played by Ray Winston.
Law and Disorder : Episode 11 in the second series.
Lawrence, Det.Sgt Barry : Policeman from London investigating the sale of Thornely Manor. Played by Kevin Doyle. See also Morriss D.I.
Leather, Terry : London villian living in exile in Marbella. Played by Eric Mason.
Lecturer : Holds women's empowerment seminar attended by Brenda. Played by Lorelei King
Lev : Kadi's pilot friend who smuggled dope hidden inside Lada cars which were supposed to be for restoration. Played by Petar Vidovic.
Lionel : "The Office" bar owner in Marbella where all the villians hang out. Played by Dave Carter.
Linda : Girl hitchiker picked up by Wayne on his way to Barry's house in Wolverhampton. See also Pippa
Lorraine : Neville's secretary at Nevenda Homes. Played by Liz White.
Lorry driver : Offers Moxey a lift to London. Played by Jeff Hall.
Love and Other Four Letter Words : Episode 12 in the first series.
Maison Andre: Beauty parlour where Ally Fraser's girlfriend Vicki worked as a beautician.
Maitre d' at Cross Keys : Played by Nicholas Lumley.
Marbella : Where Ally lives in Spain
Marjorie Don't Live Here Anymore : episode 8 in the second series.
Mathis, Agent : FBI Agent giving Barry a Polygraph test. Played by Adam Long.
McGowan : Fellow worker in Germany who enjoys getting drunk and fighting. Played by Michael Elphick(see In Memorium)
McGuirke : "The Ghost" - a tramp who slept at Thornely Manor. Played by Paddy Joyce.(see In Memorium)
Medicine Man : Played by Saginaw Grant.
Miramar Hotel : Hotel in Marbella, Spain where the lads were going to live while building Ally's swimming pool.
Moonlighting : Episode 4 in the fourth series .
Morriss, D.I. : Policeman from London investigating the sale of Thornely Manor. Played by Anthony Dutton.
Moxey, Albert Arthur : Played by Christopher Fairbank.
Mulcahy, Brendan : Irish alais used by Moxey.
Myles, Nicki : Reporter investigating the use of illegal foreign workers. Played by Ruth Millar.
Neighbour : lives next door to Neville. Played by Belinda Chapman
Newcastle (upon Tyne) : City in north east England, home of Dennis, Oz and Neville. see also Geordie.
News Reporters : T.V. report on demolition of the Transporter Bridge. Played by Carol Malia and John Lawrence.
Nijmigen : Dutch town where Dennis, Oz and Neville first meet Barry and Wayne and get jobs from Herr Pfister.
Norris, Wayne Winston : played by Gary Holton.(see In Memorium)
Norris, Wyman : Wayne's son (conceived after a Madness concert), who joins the lads in series three. Played by Noel Clarke.
No Sex Please, We're Brickies : Episode 7 in the second series.
Olive : Barmaid at the Captain Cook pub. Played by Veronica Twidle.
Ortiz, Ofelia : Ballet dancer with whom Oz falls in love. Played by Josefina Gabrellia
Osbourne, Leonard Jeffrey : "Oz" played by Jimmy Nail (Real name - James Michael Aloyious Bradford )
Osbourne, Marjorie : Oz's wife who he abandons in Newcastle. Played by Su Elliott.
Osbourne, Rod : Oz's son in Newcastle Played by Barry Hollinshead in the second series and by Mark Stobart in the third series.
Our Men In Havana : Episode 2 in the fourth series .
Oxlade, Geoffrey : British ex-pat living in Marbella who finds 7 Brits in his swimming pool. Played by Patrick Godfrey.
Oxlade, Pauline : Wife of Geoffrey. Played by Georgine Anderson.
Paddy : One of Ally Fraser's henchmen: Played by Billy Geraghty.
Palmer, Celestia : Wife of Sir James. Played by Sarah Neville.
Palmer Henry : Young son of Sir James. Played by Thomas Bradford-Jones (Jimmy Nail's son).
Palmer, Sir James : Local landowner on whose land Oz and Barry were poaching. Played by David Neville
Patterson, Angela : Dennis's daughter. Played by Lisa Whyte.
Patterson, Dennis L. : Played by Tim Healy.
Patterson, Kevin : Dennis's son. Played by Leigh Proud.
Patterson, Norma : Dennis's married sister (married name unknown). Played by Val McLane (Oz's real life sister).
Patterson, Vera : Dennis's wife. Played by Caroline Hutchison.(see In Memorium)
Paulie : Lanie's son ( Joe's Grandson) who sees the Bridge advert on the Internet. Played by Mato Cook.
Payne, Sid : Newspaperman investigating the alleged Sheffield payroll robbers. Played by Kenny Ireland.
Pearce, Tarquin : Neville's contact at Cuban Embassy. Played by Alexander Hanson
Pee-wee : girl at party in Thornely Manor who befriended Arthur Pringle. Played by Jilly Johnston.
Pet : Affectionate Geordie term for a person.
Pfister, Herr : German contract agent who pays the lads their wages each week. Played by Heinz Bernard.
Pippa : Girl hitchiker picked up by Wayne on his way to Barry's house in Wolverhampton. See also Linda
Policeman in Newcastle station toilets : John Cusworth.
Platt, Teddy ( Edward Arthur) : Hitman sent by Mickey Startup to kill Moxey. Played by Joe Renton.
Platt, Mrs : Teddy's mother. Played by Mary Cunningham
Pringle, Arthur : Landlord of the Barley Mow. Nick-named Tiger, Happy Harry the Wing Co. or Baconballs. Played by Bryan Pringle.(see In Memorium)
Pringle, Carole : Daughter of Arthur Pringle. Played by Catherine Rabett
Private Lives : Episode 7 in the first series.
Proudfoot, Lainie : Joe's step-daughter and Tribal Council member. Played by Georgina Lightning.
Pub Landlord : Played by Neil Armstrong.
Purser : asks Oz to leave Bankok plane. Played by Tim Griggs
Punshon : Revenue assessor who tries to value Thornely Manor. Played by Derek Watson.
Quince : Local redneck in Windy Mesa bar. Played by John Quern.
Quo Vadis Pet : Episode 13 in the second series.
Radcliffe, Howard : Architect who draws up the plans for Thornely Manor. Nicknamed "hedgehog" by Oz. Played by John Bowler.
Rampton, Tommy : Drug dealer in Newcastle. Played by Paul Loughran.
Receptionist at Drayford Manor : Hotel that Barry takes Joe to stay in on his arrival in Middlesbrough. Played by Eleanor Montgomery.
Receptionist : at Christine Chadwick's hotel. Played by Terri Holmes
Receptionist : at London hotel. Played by Amanda Daniels
Receptionist : at Cannibals Club. Played by Anne Miles
Redfern, Susan Hazel : Barry's fiancee in Wolverhampton. Married Barry at the end of series 2 (Episode 13) See also Taylor, Hazel. Played by Melanie Hill.
Reporter : Played by Allan Powell
Ribrov, Sergei : Russian house owner who is assassinated. Played by Yuri Stepanov
Roddam, Franc : Creator of the series.
Room Service Waitress : At the Intercontinental Hotel . Played by Jenny-Clare Hargreaves. (Comedienne Jenny Eclair)
Rosa : Cuban servant. Played by Maria Christina Camilo
Russell : Holiday rep at Bella Vista Hotel. Played by Paul Anthony-Barber.
Russell : Site Foreman on Newcastle building site. Played by Robert Blevins.
Sandro : Italian waiter who lived with Marjorie. Played by Vincenzo Nicoli
Sarah : Jeffrey Grainger's Personal Assistant. Played by Emily Bruni.
Saugus, Joe : Native American who comes to Middlesbrough to buy the Transporter Bridge. Played by Gordon Tootoosis
Saugus, Chip : Joe's son who heads a team of hi-rise constuction workers. Played by Jon Proudstar.
Scott-Johns, Pru : Official at Cuban Embassy. Played by Caroline Harker
Security Man : Played by Maurice Phillips
Security Guard at Middlesborough site : Played by Vin Welch, (Tim Healy's father-in-law).
Sherman, Jen : Played by Phillipa Waller
Sherman, Stuart : Played by Crispin Bonham-Carter
Shop Assistant : at Newcastle boutique. Played by Robert Smeaton
Spanish Barman at Marbella Club Hotel : Played by Arturo Venegas.
Stalag 17 : Hut in Germany.
Startup, Mickey : Night club owner and importer of illegal immigrants. Played by Michael Angelis
Steelworker in Vegas : Played by Ernest Tsosi.
Stephano, Prince : Italian yacht owner in Marbella. Played by Stephen Grief.
Steve : Played by Allan Mechen.
Suit 1 : Escorts Oz off the plane. Played by Vic Gardiner
Suit 2 : Escorts Oz off the plane. Played by Trevor Steedman
Suspicion : Episode 4 in the first series.
Syd : Moxey's fellow prisoner in the open prison. Played by Stephen Crane.
Taylor, Hazel : See Redfern, Hazel
Taylor, Tatiana : Barry's second wife in the third series.
Taylor, Barry Spencer : Played by Timothy Spall.
Tina : Played by Zoe Eeles
The Accused : Episode 6 in the first series.
The Alien : Episode 9 in the first series.
The End of the Affair : Episode 6 in the fourth series .
The Fugitive : Episode 8 in the first series.
The Girls they Left Behind : Episode 3 in the first series.
The Lovers : Episode 11 in the first series.
The Return of the Seven Part One : Episode 1 in the second series.
The Return of the Seven Part Two : Episode 2 in the second series.
Townley Cres. (15) : Barry's house in Wolverhampton.
Thornely Manor : Large country house in Derbyshire, once owned by Kenny Ames, that the lads renovate for Ally Fraser.
Trasker, Erica : Evan's wife. Played by Alison King
Trasker, Evan : Foreman at Cuban Embassy. Played by Simon Kunz
Travis : Local redneck in Windy Mesa bar. Played by James Oscar Lee.
Treadaway, Mr. : Officious patron of the Cross Keys. Played by Victor Langley.
Trevor : Barry's building apprentice. Played by Simon Smith.
Turkish Worker going for a shower: Played by Tony Aleff.
Turnbull, Gary : Official at Cuban Embassy. Played by Clive Russell
Uli : hostess in massage parlour.
Ullrich, Herr : German building site foreman. Played by Peter Birch.
Vandal: Beco building site hooligan who spray-paints slogans on the walls. Played by Robin Hayter.
Vanes, Colin : Boss at O.E.D. office who hires the lads to work in Cuba. Played by Dominic Jephcott
VAT Lady : Investigator from the tax office. Played by Lynne Verrall.
Vicky : Ally Fraser's girlfriend. Played by Lesley St. John.
Waiter : Club waiter where Brenda meets Marjorie for the first time. Played by Ralph Watson.
Wendy : Girlfriend of Martin Cooper at Cannibals Club. Played by Shainey Karn
Wendy's Friend : at Cannibals Club. Played by Denise Bryson
Wharfdale, Lord : Member of the Haversham Consortium.
Wheeler, Nick : Newspaper reporter who believes the lads are payroll robbers from Sheffield. Played by Stephen Tiller.
When the Boat Goes Out : Episode 13 in the first series.
Who Won The War Anyway? : Episode 2 in the first series.
Williams, Ronnie : Newspaperman investigating the alleged Sheffield payroll robbers. Played by Bernard Martin.
Yorgo : Boss of illegal labourers. Played by John Kazek.
Young Couple at Cross Keys : Indignant couple who want the lads thrown out of the Cross Keys. Played by Lacey Morgan & Ian Dickens.
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