Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.
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 Gary / ... (59 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Ron / ... (59 episodes, 1993-2016)
Christopher Ettridge ...
 Reg / ... (57 episodes, 1993-2016)
Elizabeth Carling ...
 Phoebe Sparrow / ... (32 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Yvonne Sparrow / ... (32 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Phoebe (27 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Yvonne (27 episodes, 1993-1996)
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Gary Sparrow lives in the 1990s with his wife but has a route back to the 1940s where he has a mistress. Gary has a tough time keeping his double-life a secret from the two women as he jumps back and forth in time. Only his friend Ron knows the truth. Written by Rob Hartill

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Спокойной ночи, дорогая  »

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Victor McGuire worked on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) between seasons. See more »

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Ron Wheatcroft: How do you know the future you've got now is the same future you're going to have if something in the past is different from the last time you went back to the future?
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Good Night, Sweetheart
Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly and Ray Noble
Performed by Nick Curtis
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Entertaining time-travel sitcom
8 May 2017 | by (Essex) – See all my reviews

This popular BBC sitcom ran for six series from 1993 until 1999. There was an additional episode in 2016.

Nicholas Lyndhurst stars as Gary - a television repairman in present- day London. He's unhappily married to Yvonne. He finds a portal to the early 1940s, where he lives a double life with pub landlady Phoebe.

In the first three series, Michelle Holmes plays Yvonne and Dervla Kirwan plays Phoebe. From then onwards, Emma Amos plays Yvonne and Elizabeth Carling plays Phoebe. Replacing Kirwan with Carling was a big mistake. Carling's portrayal of Phoebe is inferior and unbelievable - in addition to looking and sounding different, she has a different personality.


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