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

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