About to be a father twice over, Gary is feeling under pressure and starts smoking 1940s cigarettes in Yvonne's presence. Back in 1942 he places an advert in the Times saying he would like ... See full summary »

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About to be a father twice over, Gary is feeling under pressure and starts smoking 1940s cigarettes in Yvonne's presence. Back in 1942 he places an advert in the Times saying he would like to buy Swiss watches. He tells Reg these are to drop behind enemy lines telling different times to confuse Hitler but they are to sell in his shop. A little man turns up with a case-load, followed by undercover cop Tommy Kingdom, whose cover Reg blows. The man escapes, having apparently picked Gary's pocket of the one watch he managed to buy but fortunately Phoebe got there first and hid it in the Wonderbra Gary bought her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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[first lines]
Dr. Jakowitz: And you're feeling fit in yourself?
Yvonne: Yeah, fantastic. Never felt better
Dr. Jakowitz: Good, good. No morning sickness?
Yvonne: Well, it depends on what's the first thing I see when I open me eyes. If it's Gary...
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Gary struggles coping with a double pregnancy
19 July 2010 | by (Walmington On Sea) – See all my reviews

The opening episode to the fourth series of 'Goodnight Sweetheart' which brought the beginning to two key cast changes (see below).

As series 3 concluded, Gary discovered Phoebe is pregnant in 1942 and Yvonne is pregnant in 1996. Gary is feeling the strain at the beginning of the fourth series so much, he has started smoking. Yvonne is driving him mad as she desperately wants him to leave his shop and be and get a good position at the Korean firm she works for. Yvonne has also stated she will leave her job to concentrate on the pregnancy. This will also lead to money problems as Ron states, Gary will be the main source of income for four people once the babies are born. In 1943, Phoebe won't have sex with Gary because she thinks it will damage the baby. To get Yvonne off his back and to prove the shop can make a lot of money, Gary decides to buy some expensive Swiss watches from 1943 and sell them in the present day, which sees disastrous events unfold...

This is the first episode which saw major cast changes to the show. Michelle Holmes and Dervla Kerwin both left the series, so a new Phoebe and Yvonne were needed. The roles went to Emma Amos and Elizabeth Carling. The writers thought they could just about get away with the cast changes, yet many in the cast and crew must have felt that it was the end of the show come these departures. Amos and Carling though good, were never as good as the originals. Michelle Holmes in particular was wonderfully sarcastic to Gary in the first three series. Though Elizabeth Carling continued to put him down, she was never quite the same somehow. That said though, the story lines and the scripts got better as the series went on, so the cast changes hardly had any influence on the show.

Nick Stringer played the Scotland Yard detective Tommy Kingdom in this episode and it is a great scene when Reg uncovers him as he is doing undercover work in the pub, revealing his identity to the watch thief. 'Only Fools and Horses' fans may remember Nick during two appearances in the show, firstly as the Aussie man who Del and Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst who stars in this show) sell him a dodgy car in the episode 'Go West Young Man' and then later he played Jumbo Mills in the episode 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'

'You're Driving Me Crazy' is low on laughs, yet this is understandable as what is happening you feel is that the idea of the episode was to show the situation Gary was in and to secretly introduce the two new actors taking over playing Yvonne and Phoebe.


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