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 4, Episode 4 - And Mother Came Too

Ron needs Gary's help in court after he is arrested. In 1942, Phoebe reveals her husband has been killed in action - leaving her free to marry Gary.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th March 1997
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Nicholas Lyndhurst Gary Sparrow
Elizabeth Carling Phoebe Sparrow
Christopher Ettridge PC Reg Deadman
Victor McGuire Ron Wheatcroft
Guest cast
Rowena Cooper Dolly (Donald's Mother)
Peter Halliday Vicar
Jane Briers Magistrate
Sebastian Abineri Ron's Solicitor
Martin Beaumont Policeman
Ellen O'Grady Prosecution
Kerry Angus Transvestite
Writing team
Gary Lawson Writer
John Phelps Writer
Micheál Jacob Script Editor
Production team
Robin Nash Director
John Bartlett Producer
Claire Hinson Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Howard Denyer Editor
Roger Andrews Production Designer

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