Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)
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Yvonne, preoccupied with her Open University course and her nephew's christening, is angry with Gary for spending a hundred and twenty pounds on a set of books about bombing raids in World ... See full summary »

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Yvonne, preoccupied with her Open University course and her nephew's christening, is angry with Gary for spending a hundred and twenty pounds on a set of books about bombing raids in World War Two. This does, however, alert him to a raid which will take place that night and he is able to reach the Royal Oak and warn people, spending the night in the air-raid shelter with Phoebe. The police are suspicious that he knew the raid was coming. Yvonne is even more suspicious that he stayed out all night. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Yvonne: What are you doing?
Gary: I thought I heard a Spitfire, but it was a plane from the flying school.
Yvonne: Ooh, isn't it a gorgeous evening. Not a cloud in the sky.
Gary: Yeah. Wouldn't be surprised if Jerry came over tonight.
Yvonne: Jerry? We don't know anybody called Jerry.
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A night in the Blitz
4 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yvonne is not impressed that Gary has spent a hundred and twenty pounds on books about wartime air raids and certainly can't see why Gary is so concerned about a raid that happened on that very day in 1940. Gary quickly makes an excuse and rushes back to 1940 where he warns Phoebe and the others in the Royal Oak that the East End is about to get a pounding. He tells Phoebe to get to a shelter in the West End but she refuses to go on her own. He goes with her and they end up spending the night in a shelter. Meanwhile Yvonne is starting to worry; a bomb has gone off in the city and she fears he may have been caught by the explosion. The next morning Gary and Phoebe return to the Royal Oak where some police officers ask to see his papers… papers he doesn't have. In police custody he tries to explain that is work is classified but they don't believe him; it is just lucky that one of his books mentioned a classified meeting that only somebody in the intelligence world could possibly know about.

This was another enjoyable episode; there were plenty of good laughs to be had as well as an enjoyable story that gave us further character development; most notably for Phoebe who confesses that she never really loved her husband… that doesn't mean she is ready to forsake her marriage vows though; Dervla Kirwan does a fine job in the role. We also see that the abrasive Yvonne loves Gary even if she thinks he's a bit of an idiot at times. It was fun to see how Gary uses the facts he has learnt from his history books to make his 1940 persona believable. As mentioned before there were a good number of laughs; to my mind the best being when Gary started talking about the hair colours of various senior Nazis before joking that he was in fact Hitler's barber… a joke that didn't amuse the police! Overall another good episode.


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