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 3

Special: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

First broadcast: Tuesday 26th December 1995

The route that Gary uses to get back to 1941 has become a row of shops.

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2. It Ain't Necessarily So

First broadcast: Monday 1st January 1996

In the run-up to New Year's Eve, Gary worries about finding a way to see in the New Year with both Phoebe and Yvonne. Then Mrs Bloss threatens to chuck him out of his bedsit.


3. One O'Clock Jump

First broadcast: Monday 8th January 1996

Gary is worried about Yvonne's depression at being out of work and confused by the fact that the present PC Deadman is obviously Reg's grandson and yet Reg doesn't have any children.


4. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie

First broadcast: Monday 15th January 1996

Gary's best friend and printer Ron is having marriage problems and it seems that his latest batch of 40s currency won't pass the quality threshold. Or could there be another time-traveller on Gary's patch?


5. Change Partners

First broadcast: Monday 22nd January 1996

Gary feels on top of the world - the two loves of his life are happy and contented and his new shop is doing well - but, in his case, pride comes before several falls.


6. Goodnight Children Everywhere

First broadcast: Monday 29th January 1996

An evicted Ron is now staying with Gary and Yvonne. Phoebe's orphaned relatives have come back to live with her at The Royal Oak.


7. Turned Out Nice Again

First broadcast: Monday 5th February 1996

If there's one wartime entertainer Gary can't stand it's George Formby. When George turns up wanting to record Gary's latest song, Gary has to find a way to keep musical history intact.


8. There's Something About A Soldier

First broadcast: Monday 12th February 1996

Yvonne wants Gary to get a 'sensible' job with her new company, while his life in the 1940s seems threatened by a returning hero. Is this the time to make a clean break with the past?


9. Someone To Watch Over Me

First broadcast: Monday 19th February 1996

Having missed the interview which Yvonne set up for him, Gary has to pretend to be ill. Back in 1942, Phoebe really is ill but will 1990s medicine work in the past?


10. The Yanks Are Coming

First broadcast: Monday 26th February 1996

Gary manages to overcome his jealousy enough to get Jeep parts for Ron, but his shopping trip is interrupted by an outbreak of racial tension.


11. Let's Get Away From It All

First broadcast: Monday 4th March 1996

Gary's life is on the move in both time zones as Yvonne sets her heart on a new flat and Phoebe wants to leave The Royal Oak. Both have surprises in store for the weary traveller...


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