It’s very popular over here.
Made during Thatcher’s first stint it’s about three unemployed builders from Newcastle Upon Tyne who flee the recession to work on a building site in Germany.
They meet other British lads, one from Liverpool, one from Birmingham and a Londoner.
The Geordie accent is very hard if you’re not used to it which is probably why you’ve not heard of it.
There were about four or five series in all, one was in Spain, one in Cuba and another in Middlesbrough.
That one had a wonderful line. A Liverpudlian villain goes missing and his mother contacts the police. She says the last she heard was when he called from Middlesbrough, he said that he’d always considered himself working class until he went to Middlesbrough, after being there he realised he was Middle Class.