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 2

1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

First broadcast: Monday 20th February 1995

Six months after time-travelling philanderer Gary turned his back on 1940, Ron persuades him to return for the one big deal which will set them up for life.


2. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

First broadcast: Monday 27th February 1995

While Yvonne has her heart set on moving house, Gary is still more tempted by time-travelling. Meanwhile in 1941, a tall dark stranger has entered Phoebe's life; no matter who he is, Gary wants to evict him.


3. Just One More Chance

First broadcast: Monday 6th March 1995

Having been booked in 1994 after a drinking spree in 1941, time-traveller Gary is due to appear in court. He looks destined to lose his licence, his job and maybe even his wife.


4. Who's Taking You Home Tonight?

First broadcast: Monday 13th March 1995

Gary's fictional job with Ron may cover his trips back in time to 1941, but it's not much help when both Yvonne and Phoebe expect him for dinner on the same evening. For love to find a way, he needs more than a little bit of luck, and a very large stomach.


5. Wish Me Luck...

First broadcast: Monday 20th March 1995

Yvonne is in line for promotion, and Gary suspects that he is only holding her back. Life in 1941 seems more and more appealing, and Gary feels it may be time for him to make a choice, even if that means faking his own suicide. But then banjo-wielding George Formby rears his head in the past.


6. ...As You Wave Me Goodbye

First broadcast: Monday 27th March 1995

Gary discovers that settling down in 1941 is not quite what he imagined - not least because he's now expected to go on fire watch duty. But having committed suicide in 1994, it won't be easy to go home...


7. Would You Like To Swing On A Star

First broadcast: Monday 3rd April 1995

Gary's fictitious job with Ron may cover his trips to 1941, but it doesn't pay the bills. The antique trade may provide an answer.


8. Nice Work If You Can Get It

First broadcast: Monday 10th April 1995

Gary's new career as a 1940s entertainer is taking off, as is his trade in wartime 78s. But can he take the strain of two opening nights in two different eras?


9. Let Yourself Go

First broadcast: Monday 24th April 1995

Yvonne thinks she may be pregnant. Phoebe wants Gary to go to the country with her for a couple of days to visit her orphaned cousins. An American flyer comes into the picture, and the attraction between him and Phoebe is obvious. But Gary rescues the situation with a musical rendition that literally sweeps her off her feet.


10. Don't Fence Me In

First broadcast: Monday 1st May 1995

Will builders scupper Gary's double love life in the time travel sitcom? Having reconciled himself to living in two different eras with two different sweethearts, Gary finds his lifestyle threatened when builders start to demolish his only route to the past.


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