Goodnight Sweetheart. Image shows from L to R: Yvonne Sparrow (Emma Amos), Gary Sparrow (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Phoebe Sparrow (Elizabeth Carling). Copyright: Alomo Productions / BBC.

Goodnight Sweetheart

BBC One sitcom about a time traveller. 59 episodes (6 series), 1993 - 2016. Stars Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dervla Kirwan, Elizabeth Carling, Michelle Holmes and others.

Series 1, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 8:40am.

Goodnight Sweetheart. Image shows from L to R: Yvonne Sparrow (Emma Amos), Gary Sparrow (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Phoebe Sparrow (Elizabeth Carling). Copyright: Alomo Productions / BBC.

Goodnight Sweetheart

Whilst walking around the East End, TV repairman Gary Sparrow is transported back to 1940 where he begins to live a second life

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1993 - 2016
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
59   (6 series)
Starring
Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dervla Kirwan, Elizabeth Carling, Michelle Holmes, Emma Amos, Christopher Ettridge, Victor McGuire, David Ryall and David Benson
Writers
Maurice Gran, Laurence Marks, Gary Lawson, John Phelps, Sam Lawrence, Geoff Rowley and Paul Makin
Directors
Robin Nash, Terry Kinane and Nic Phillips
Producers
John Bartlett, Nic Phillips, Allan McKeown and Claire Hinson

Whilst walking around the East End of London, television repairman Gary Sparrow is transported back in time to 1940, although he doesn't immediately realise it. When Gary discovers that he can travel between the 1990s and the 1940s at will, he quickly - and a little unwittingly - develops a double life and begins committing adultery.

Whilst he has a family in the 1940s, he still has a wife in the 1990s so he continues to live both lives with the help of best friend Ron. However, when the time comes to choose, will he go for wife, or wife and child?

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 18th November 1993 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 2nd September 2016 on BBC One at 9pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 8:40am on Gold
  2. Series 4 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 6pm on Forces TV
  3. Series 4 Episode 7: Tomorrow at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  4. Series 4 Episode 8: Tomorrow at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  5. Series 1 Episode 6: Monday at 9am on Gold
  6. Series 4 Episode 7: Monday at 6pm on Forces TV
  7. Series 4 Episode 8: Monday at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  8. Series 4 Episode 9: Monday at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  9. Series 2 Episode 1: Tuesday at 8:40am on Gold
  10. Series 4 Episode 8: Tuesday at 6pm on Forces TVShow all repeats
  11. Series 4 Episode 9: Tuesday at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  12. Series 4 Episode 10: Tuesday at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  13. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday at 8:40am on Gold
  14. Series 4 Episode 9: Wednesday at 6pm on Forces TV
  15. Series 4 Episode 10: Wednesday at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  16. Series 4 Episode 11: Wednesday at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  17. Series 2 Episode 3: Thursday 28th February at 8:40am on Gold
  18. Series 4 Episode 10: Thursday 28th February at 6pm on Forces TV
  19. Series 4 Episode 11: Thursday 28th February at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  20. Series 5 Episode 1: Thursday 28th February at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  21. Series 2 Episode 4: Friday 1st March at 8:30am on Gold
  22. Series 2 Episode 4: Friday 1st March at 1:50pm on Gold
  23. Series 4 Episode 11: Friday 1st March at 6pm on Forces TV
  24. Series 5 Episode 1: Friday 1st March at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  25. Series 5 Episode 2: Friday 1st March at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  26. Series 2 Episode 5: Monday 4th March at 8:15am on Gold
  27. Series 2 Episode 6: Monday 4th March at 8:55am on Gold
  28. Series 5 Episode 1: Monday 4th March at 6pm on Forces TV
  29. Series 5 Episode 2: Monday 4th March at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  30. Series 5 Episode 3: Monday 4th March at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  31. Series 2 Episode 6: Tuesday 5th March at 8:15am on Gold
  32. Series 2 Episode 7: Tuesday 5th March at 8:55am on Gold
  33. Series 5 Episode 2: Tuesday 5th March at 6pm on Forces TV
  34. Series 5 Episode 3: Tuesday 5th March at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  35. Series 5 Episode 4: Tuesday 5th March at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  36. Series 2 Episode 7: Wednesday 6th March at 8:20am on Gold
  37. Series 2 Episode 8: Wednesday 6th March at 9am on Gold
  38. Series 5 Episode 3: Wednesday 6th March at 6pm on Forces TV
  39. Series 5 Episode 4: Wednesday 6th March at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  40. Series 5 Episode 5: Wednesday 6th March at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  41. Series 2 Episode 8: Thursday 7th March at 8:15am on Gold
  42. Series 2 Episode 9: Thursday 7th March at 8:55am on Gold
  43. Series 5 Episode 4: Thursday 7th March at 6pm on Forces TV
  44. Series 5 Episode 5: Thursday 7th March at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  45. Series 5 Episode 6: Thursday 7th March at 7:20pm on Forces TV
  46. Series 2 Episode 9: Friday 8th March at 8:15am on Gold
  47. Series 2 Episode 10: Friday 8th March at 8:55am on Gold
  48. Series 5 Episode 5: Friday 8th March at 6pm on Forces TV
  49. Series 5 Episode 6: Friday 8th March at 6:40pm on Forces TV
  50. Series 5 Episode 7: Friday 8th March at 7:20pm on Forces TV

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