Character - Neville Hope Kevin Whately, has been on UK TV screens for the past 30 years. He first appeared on screen in Shoestring in 1979, and then a few years later got the part of Neville Hope in Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Name - Kevin Whately Born - February 6th 1951, Hexham, Northumberland. The following is copyright of the BBC. We follow their trials and tribulations of working away from home and away from the women they left behind. Seven British construction workers escape Britain's ever growing dole queues and travel to Germany to work on a site in Düsseldorf. With Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately. Kevin Whately talks about Series 4 and a short bit about how Pet changed his life. Kevin Whately (born 6 February 1951) is an English actor. In 2000 he began work on reviving the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet series, this time for the BBC. It was filmed in 2001 and aired in 2002, with audience figures of over 12 million. Created by Franc Roddam. Whately is known for his starring role as Neville Hope in the British television comedy Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, his role as Dr Jack Kerruish in the drama series Peak Practice, and as Robert "Robbie" Lewis in the crime dramas Inspector Morse and Lewis. Kevin Whately Interview These short interviews with the cast were done for Series 4 of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series 1983–2004) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.