Goodnight Sweetheart

Goodnight Sweetheart

By Tom Eames and Morgan Jeffery

A romantic sci-fi time travel sitcom, you say?

For this episode, we travel back to 1993 and the British comedy series Goodnight Sweetheart, centred around Gary Sparrow, a TV repairman who finds himself able to travel between 1990s and 1940s London via a magical alleyway.

From Gary's questionable morals to Nicholas Lyndhurst's surprisingly great singing voice, we tackle one of British comedy's strangest premises, yet an underrated show that deserves a second look.

We also discuss:

The show's complicated time travel rules - is it more Lost or Terminator?Birds of a Feather's strangely sullen introIs bigamy OK if it's in two different eras? Gary would say soWas Gary's wife in the '90s all that bad?How it might have been in the same cinematic universe as another British sitcom classicDid Gary solve one of the greatest serial killer mysteries of all time?Why Ballykissangel made us both very angryCould it return?

Clips used:

Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC/Britbox)Birds of a Feather (BBC/ITV)Many Happy Returns (BBC)

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