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 3 - Is Your Journey Really Necessary?

Time-travelling Gary returns to 1940 to try to protect Phoebe and Eric from an impending air raid.

Further details

Gary discovers that his prior information could land him inside. Plus, how is he going to explain to his concerned wife that he spent the night in 1940?

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd December 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
    Peter Cellier The Spiv
    Anthony Pedley DI Howard
    Harry Landis Manny
    Michael Garner DS Martin
    Maria Gough Pregnant Girl
    Maggie Guess Station Mistress
    Jean Challis Nurse
    Tanveer Ghani Newscaster
    Writing team
    Maurice Gran Writer
    Laurence Marks Writer
    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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