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 1 - Rites Of Passage

TV repair man Gary's search for a customer takes him over fifty years further than he intended. Or could it all be a dream? Finding himself in 1940s Britain, with the bombs raining around him, Gary soon discovers that he can handily walk between the present and the past. Unfortunately, this new-found gift sees him torn not only between two periods, but two lovers.

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th November 1993
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Gary Sparrow
    Dervla Kirwan Phoebe Bamford
    Michelle Holmes Yvonne Sparrow
    Christopher Ettridge PC Reg Deadman
    Victor McGuire Ron Wheatcroft
    David Ryall Eric Bamford
    Guest cast
    John Rapley Stan (Old Codger)
    Pete Drummond O.U. Lecturer (Voice)
    Writing team
    Maurice Gran Writer
    Laurence Marks Writer
    Micheál Jacob Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Robin Nash Director
    John Bartlett Producer
    Allan McKeown Executive Producer
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Roger Andrews Production Designer
    Anthony Sadler Composer
    Gaynor Sadler Composer

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