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 / ... (58 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Ron / ... (58 episodes, 1993-1999)
Christopher Ettridge ...
 Reg / ... (56 episodes, 1993-1999)
Elizabeth Carling ...
 Phoebe Sparrow / ... (31 episodes, 1997-1999)
Emma Amos ...
 Yvonne Sparrow / ... (31 episodes, 1997-1999)
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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 fore in time. Only his friend Ron knows the truth. Written by Rob Hartill

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Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks devised "Goodnight Sweetheart" while writing Love Hurts (1992). See more »

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Old Codger: Oy! Ladies present.
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Good Night, Sweetheart
Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly and Ray Noble
Performed by Nick Curtis
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Gentle comedy
13 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a lovely, gentle comedy. Nicholas Lyndhurst proves his versatility in his portrayal of Gary Sparrow, a man genuinely torn between two women. The two female leads are also interesting - sarcastic Yvonne, dynamic yet insecure and practical Pheobe, strong but also insecure. Despite the fact that he is a cheat, you find yourself sympathising with Gary's situation. He loves and needs both women, and his struggle is agonising. Some of the episodes are a bit predictable, but even this is forgivable and the series as a whole is well worth a watch. The music, clothing and behaviour of the characters is nostalgic, touching, funny and sad all at once. Fabulous!


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