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 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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18 November 1993 (UK)  »

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Спокойной ночи, дорогая  »

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Dervla Kirwan left the series, because she had felt Phoebe was not expanding as a role. Elizabeth Carling took over the role. See more »

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[repeated line]
Old Codger: Oy! Ladies present.
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Referenced in An Interview with Dervla Kirwan (2006) See more »

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Good Night, Sweetheart
Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly and Ray Noble
Performed by Nick Curtis
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A very much underrated comedy, which was a real pleasure to watch.
6 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

The creators of this programme set themselves a difficult challenge. This was to make a comedy out of a very dark subject, the Second World War, and a social taboo, bigamy. Yet they succeeded and gave the world this hilarious sit-com.

I just loved the peripheral characters, especially Ron, who got all the best lines.

Yvonne was wonderful as Gary's first wife. She was amusing and very sarcastic; she always had a very apt answer for Gary. Yet she was also very vulnerable. The character of Phoebe tried by patience a little. She was intelligent and strong enough to run a public house in a rough area of London during a war and yet she needed the support of Reg and deferred to Gary's opinion on almost every issue.


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