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Goodnight Sweetheart 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | TV Series (1993–2016)
British sitcom in which an unhappily married man discovers he can time travel back to 1940s war-torn London where he masquerades as an MI5 agent and part-time songwriter whilst courting the local barmaid.
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Series cast summary:
Nicholas Lyndhurst ...  Gary / ... 59 episodes, 1993-2016
Victor McGuire ...  Ron / ... 59 episodes, 1993-2016
Christopher Ettridge Christopher Ettridge ...  Reg / ... 57 episodes, 1993-2016
Elizabeth Carling ...  Phoebe 32 episodes, 1997-2016
Emma Amos ...  Yvonne / ... 32 episodes, 1997-2016
Dervla Kirwan ...  Phoebe 27 episodes, 1993-1996
Michelle Holmes ...  Yvonne 27 episodes, 1993-1996
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Storyline

Gary Sparrow lives in the 1990s with his wife but has a route back to the 1940s where he has a mistress. Gary has a tough time keeping his double-life a secret from the two women as he jumps back and forth in time. Only his friend Ron knows the truth. Written by Rob Hartill

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UK

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English

Release Date:

18 November 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Спокойной ночи, дорогая See more »

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Runtime:

(57 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Emma Amos, who replaced Michelle Holmes as Yvonne originally tried out for the part of Phoebe when the show first started. However this role went to Dervla Kirwan. See more »

Goofs

The photo portrait of King George VI, by Yousuf Karsh and hanging on the back wall of The Royal Oak, wasn't taken until 1943, but appears from Series 1 Ep 1 which is based in 1940.

The same photo can been seen hanging on the wall of the MI5 office of Tufty McDuff, in S05 E06 and E07, where, in 1944, it can be considered OK. See more »

Quotes

Ron Wheatcroft: You're hyperventilating, Gary. Put your head between your knees.
Gary Sparrow: What, so I can kiss my arse goodbye?
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Connections

Referenced in An Interview with Dervla Kirwan (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Night, Sweetheart
Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly and Ray Noble
Performed by Nick Curtis
Series theme song
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Gentle comedy
13 May 2006 | by postmaster-190See all my reviews

This is a lovely, gentle comedy. Nicholas Lyndhurst proves his versatility in his portrayal of Gary Sparrow, a man genuinely torn between two women. The two female leads are also interesting - sarcastic Yvonne, dynamic yet insecure and practical Pheobe, strong but also insecure. Despite the fact that he is a cheat, you find yourself sympathising with Gary's situation. He loves and needs both women, and his struggle is agonising. Some of the episodes are a bit predictable, but even this is forgivable and the series as a whole is well worth a watch. The music, clothing and behaviour of the characters is nostalgic, touching, funny and sad all at once. Fabulous!


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