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Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Who is your favourite character from Auf Wiedersehen, Pet?

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Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by RHill » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:43 pm

She seemed to be very 'old-fashioned' and 'lady-like' earlier on in the series. She's seen in her flat drinking a small cup while holding a saucer, offering a piece of cake, acting like a terrified nun when Wayne feels her leg - you know, that sort of thing. Then suddenly, her character changes in Spain and she's a right goer. Acts 'easy'. Look at the bedroom scene with Brenda when she's laughing like Boycie on Helium. If Trevor had been in Spain, I reckon she would of chosen to ride on the back of his bike. Can someone really innocent change like that in such a short space of time? Did you find her character more annoying later on? Or did you find her more annoying at the beginning? I preferred the Nun-type Hazel. I'll be interested in your thoughts. You know, if you want. :)

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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by Tracy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:03 am

The first time we met Hazel, she was like a mouse. Little did we know that inside was a rat in the cheese larder. I liked her more in Spain as the villain. Hoping that Barry was 'Clyde' so she could be 'Bonny'. Loved her self obsessed one-liners, "Any time he likes", "Sod the lot of them", "Wait till Valery Nelson hears about this !" She loved Barry but not for his boring, settle down ways. She wanted him to become what he could never be. The very brief excitement of being married on a criminal's yacht and hijacked to Tangiers could not last for long. But I thoroughly enjoyed her as she threw off the restrains of protocol and drowned in her narcissisim, sucking poor Barry down with her. Evil bitch ! :twisted: Brilliant !!! So yea, Spain for me. :D
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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by RHill » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:17 am

Yes some good points there. I just can't understand what she saw in Barry in the first place if her dark side was always there in the first place waiting to surface.

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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:23 pm

I think once she saw the others in Spain all together she felt she could free herself somewhat.. so more of the real Hazel came out.. some of which Barry hadnt seen or known about...
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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by RHill » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:43 pm

The way her character changes though, is significantly different to what we see in England. Tracy? Tim? Is it possible that they had rewritten her script after Gary Holton died to add more conflict? What do you think? Unlikely? Or possible? :)

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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:09 pm

Possible yes, a very good point.
Scenes such as the Casino one made her the main star of those scenes, making Gary's disappearance not looking as bad
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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by Lou » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:14 pm

Deffo the more feisty haze.
Although I still can't understand why she was with Barry in the first place.
She was after excitement, and I don't think Barry was the right choice.
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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:22 pm

I don't know, he gave that waiter a hard time when he brought him advacado and vinegarette instead of advacado and prawns!
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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by RHill » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:33 pm

yes I have to admit, her character changing would hide the fact that there was less appearances of Wayne because it stood out so much.

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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by DIMKNOB » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:44 am

Hazel definitely has two sides to her and in preference, it’s the wilder side of her that appeals to me. Tea and biscuits for Wayne but he still notices that it’s her that is having second thoughts, not Barry. You can’t get much more reliable, honest and faithful as Barry but he is boring, uncharismatic and something of a figure of fun. “Oh, you’re Barry!” Sneers one of Hazel’s colleagues. This doesn’t appeal to Hazel and I can’t think of many women it would. She’d suit someone who is more assertive and fun-loving and someone she’s proud to be on the arm of.

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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by Lou » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:22 pm

Poor bloody Barry!
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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by GatesheadRevisited » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:45 pm

I wonder which Hazel Barry met as she was changing a flat tyre on the motorway in the rain?

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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by call me Tiger » Mon May 01, 2017 1:12 pm

quote - "I wonder which Hazel Barry met as she was changing a flat tyre on the motorway in the rain?"

The Mellisa Etheridge fan no doubt.

I prefered Hazel in Spain but all in all she wasnt a great character tbh.

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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by Lou » Thu May 04, 2017 4:13 pm

Incidentally I noticed on twitter the other day that Melanie Hill got married. Wonder if they had the reception at the Hagley Park hotel ........ Mushroom Vol au vents all round no doubt!
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Re: Which Barry's 'Hazel' Did You Prefer?

Post by Tracy » Thu May 04, 2017 5:45 pm

Lou wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 4:13 pm
Incidentally I noticed on twitter the other day that Melanie Hill got married. Wonder if they had the reception at the Hagley Park hotel ........ Mushroom Vol au vents all round no doubt!
Maybees Valery Nelson was maid of honour ? :P
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