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Goodnight Sweetheart 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | TV Series (1993–2016)
British sitcom in which an unhappily married man discovers he can time travel back to 1940s war-torn London where he masquerades as an MI5 agent and part-time songwriter whilst courting the local barmaid.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nicholas Lyndhurst ...  Gary / ... 59 episodes, 1993-2016
Victor McGuire ...  Ron / ... 59 episodes, 1993-2016
Christopher Ettridge Christopher Ettridge ...  Reg / ... 57 episodes, 1993-2016
Elizabeth Carling ...  Phoebe 32 episodes, 1997-2016
Emma Amos ...  Yvonne / ... 32 episodes, 1997-2016
Dervla Kirwan ...  Phoebe 27 episodes, 1993-1996
Michelle Holmes ...  Yvonne 27 episodes, 1993-1996
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Спокойной ночи, дорогая See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(57 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The opening credits for series 1 featured David Ryall's name alongside the other main actors. This disappeared from series 2 onwards due to his character (Eric) being written out between series 1 and 2, having been killed in an air raid.

However, when Gary walks past the first Screen 1 sign in the opening credits, you can tell that it still has Ryall's name on it, despite the second Screen 1 sign changing. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Reg: You don't want to listen to my problems.
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Connections

Referenced in That's Showbusiness: Episode #6.3 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Night, Sweetheart
Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly and Ray Noble
Performed by Nick Curtis
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One of the best shows ever!
24 June 2010 | by pazmillsSee all my reviews

I don't think there's anything about this show I don't like, the comedy is top notch, the actors are perfect for their roles and the mix of Sci-Fi is just right, not too heavy handed. For comedy lovers it's a must see, for sci-fi fans it's a must see, for people with a heartbeat it's a must see. Lyndhurst and McGuire are perfect, you'd really believe they're best friends, the chemistry between all the actors is amazing. Hats off to the casting crew and direction. Actually the only flaw I can think of about this show is that it ended. After all, what show could make you nostalgic for a time period you weren't even alive in?

I'd give it a 20 rating if I could.


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