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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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7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2016   1999   1998   1997   1996   1995   … See all »
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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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Trivia

Nicholas Lyndhurst (Gary Sparrow) and Victor McGuire (Ron Wheatcroft) are the only actors to appear in all 58 episodes of the series. In second place is Christopher Ettridge (PC Reg Deadman), who appears in 56 episodes. See more »

Goofs

The photo portrait of King George VI, by Yousuf Karsh and hanging on the back wall of The Royal Oak, wasn't taken until 1943, but appears from Series 1 Ep 1 which is based in 1940.

The same photo can been seen hanging on the wall of the MI5 office of Tufty McDuff, in S05 E06 and E07, where, in 1944, it can be considered OK. See more »

Quotes

Ron Wheatcroft: You're hyperventilating, Gary. Put your head between your knees.
Gary Sparrow: What, so I can kiss my arse goodbye?
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Connections

Referenced in An Interview with Dervla Kirwan (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Night, Sweetheart
Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly and Ray Noble
Performed by Nick Curtis
Series theme song
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User Reviews

 
A great show, much missed!
24 November 2006 | by Data1See 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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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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