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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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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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UK

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English

Release Date:

18 November 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Спокойной ночи, дорогая See more »

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Runtime:

(57 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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 David Benson (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Night, Sweetheart
Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly and Ray Noble
Performed by Nick Curtis
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Reliving Past Glory in GNSH - with Nicholas Lyndhurst
22 January 2015 | by minitotsSee all my reviews

I've just recently begun watching this amazing and brilliant English comedy - Goodnight Sweetheart.

Why has it been hiding, and not been "out there" in a more obvious way?

  • Due to the fact I so admire Nicholas Lyndhurst, I've been scanning the internet for all the works he's been in. Low & behold, I stumbled across this - GNSH. Ohhh but why were these fabulous actors on for only 6 series? Being presented with a comedy which has British quick-witted, intelligent & amusing dialogue amongst first-rate tremendous actors, does not happen often!


I truly believe that Nicholas Lyndhurst has finally broken the mould as "Rodney" - He stands strong & separate from his Rodney character, although I loved him & Sir. David Jason in Only Fools. Alas! he's also great in another sitcom - New Tricks.

Nicholas Lyndhurst can inspire anyone's imagination about re-living the past... He tends to inspire "what if I could go back and..." His acting is convincing.

I wonder if the writers will want to make GNSH II - Will all the original actors want to make a come-back?

I haven't finished the GNSH episodes yet (I'm taking my time with the great sitcom), however I'm sure there is potential for Part II? the return - possibly as "Goodnight Sweetheart - Modern Day Marvels (1998)"

Is there anyone out there to convey this message to the writers?

I'm putting it out there into the Universe - It might attract the right attention?

Mr. Lyndhurst you are adored in the land of Oz, MiniTots Loves your acting!


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