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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.

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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 others
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 and Nic Phillips

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?

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