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)
Michelle Holmes ...
 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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Спокойной ночи, дорогая  »

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The theme tune for Goodnight Sweetheart, can also be heard in the Star Trek episode "City On The Edge of Forever", during a scene in the 1930's. 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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A great show, much missed!
24 November 2006 | by (London, England, UK) – See all my reviews

Goodnight Sweetheart was a highly entertaining comedy that used a sci-fi plot device as its driving force. However, the heart of show was always Gary Sparrow's(Lyndhurst) interaction with the historical events occurring around him. Gary's endearing best friend Ron(played by Victor McGuire) was one of my favourite characters. As the time-travel takes place during the six years of World War 2,(in parallel with the 90s) it was always inevitable that the show would end after the war had fully played out. Gary's relationship with his wives in both eras was never easy, adding an element of drama to the show.

I miss this show greatly as it was always funny and a delight to watch. The brilliance of this comedy was always underrated in my opinion.

I love this show!


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