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Goodnight Sweetheart 

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

Goodnight Sweetheart originally ran for 6 years from 1993 - 1999. This is in fact one year longer than the actual war lasted. 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

Gary Sparrow: My wives exist in different temporal aspects of a four-dimensional space-time continuum.
Ron Wheatcroft: Typical bigamist's excuse!
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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
Series theme song
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Brilliantly amusing English time travel TV series.
14 December 1998 | by SunHill-2See all my reviews

This brilliantly amusing English time travel TV series concerns the dual life of Gary Sparrow, a self-centred coward who journeys back and forth between modern day London and the London of World War 2. Gary loves two women equally, runs a collectables shop specialising in, you guessed it, WW2 nostalgia, and has a long-suffering friend, Ron, the only one in whom he confides. A fine cast and faultless scripts will quickly hook you as it did this jaded TV buff..


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