Goodnight Sweetheart

The WORST episodes of Goodnight Sweetheart

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Gary Sparrow is an underachieving TV repairman, unhappily married to the loud and often mocking Yvonne Sparrow. However, Gary's life is changed forever upon discovering a time portal taking him back to a war-torn London, leading to an East End pub (the Royal Oak) and an attractive barmaid named Phoebe, who becomes his girlfriend. From then on, Gary leads a double life, going back and forth across time to please the two women in his life closest to his heart, but furthest apart.

Last Updated: 3/4/2022Network: BBC One
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...As You Wave Me Goodbye
star
7.27
49 votes

#1 - ...As You Wave Me Goodbye

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/27/1995

Gary realises that life in 1941 is not what he expected. The water supply is interrupted by a bomb, and he is put on fire-watching duty. Phoebe is incensed to discover that her relationship with Gary is the subject of gossip. But how can Gary go home to 1995, when he has ""committed suicide"" there?

Directors: Robin Nash
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Who's Taking You Home Tonight
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7.30
46 votes

#2 - Who's Taking You Home Tonight

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/13/1995

Phoebe invites Gary for a meal, and Yvonne makes plans with him. How can he be in two places and times at once?

Directors: Robin Nash
The More I See You
star
7.37
91 votes

#3 - The More I See You

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/9/1993

Gary asks Ron, who is a printer, to forge him some 1940s identity papers. Although he dresses for the part, Ron finds that only Gary can go back to 1940. While walking in a cemetery, Phoebe asks Gary to take her back to the 1990s with him. Back in the 1990s, Ron is angry, and Gary drives all the way to Huddersfield, where Yvonne has gone for her OU degree course, worried that Ron has told her about Phoebe.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Would You Like to Swing on a Star
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7.39
46 votes

#4 - Would You Like to Swing on a Star

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/3/1995

Yvonne becomes an amateur actress and lands a lead role, while Gary only gets a backstage role. Gary decides to do some ""import/export"" between 1941 & 1995 to make some money.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Just One More Chance
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7.41
49 votes

#5 - Just One More Chance

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/6/1995

In 1941, Gary faces a court appearance after a drinking bout. It seems he will lose his driving licence and his job. When their marriage looks like it's falling apart, Yvonne decides to seek help. Meanwhile Phoebe is pining for Gary and feeling sorry for herself.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Turned Out Nice Again
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7.42
48 votes

#6 - Turned Out Nice Again

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/5/1996

The famous entertainer George Formby arrives at the Royal Oak wanting to record one of Gary's songs. Gary has doubts about tampering with history. Stella has a deep discussion with Yvonne about the men in her life.

Directors: Robin Nash
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I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
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7.44
54 votes

#7 - I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/27/1995

In 1995, Yvonne is thinking about having a family, and wants to move house. In 1941, Phoebe meets someone tall, dark & handsome, and gives Gary a cool reception.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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7.47
64 votes

#8 - Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/20/1995

Gary returns to the 1940s to try to make a fortune using his knowledge of the future. He finds that there are some changes at the Royal Oak. When he makes an appointment to see the local bank manager, he gets a surprise.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Change Partners
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7.48
48 votes

#9 - Change Partners

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/22/1996

The Ron and Stella saga continues. All seems well with both Phoebe and Yvonne, but while Gary's away the girls get up to things. Gary's nearly late as the belle of the ball. Meanwhile, in the cellar Reg is making a present for Frankie.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Let Yourself Go
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7.50
44 votes

#10 - Let Yourself Go

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/24/1995

Gary gets scared when Yvonne thinks they are going to become parents. When he goes to see Phoebe, she is about to go to Buckinghamshire to visit her orphan cousins. Yvonne arranges to make a weekend visit to her mother. Gary goes with Phoebe to Buckinghamshire, but meets someone else, while Phoebe is attracted to a handsome American airman.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Out of Town
star
7.51
41 votes

#11 - Out of Town

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/17/1997

Gary plans to go on holiday with Phoebe while Yvonne is away on Korea, but then he receives a visitor.

Directors: Robin Nash
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A Room with a View
star
7.51
35 votes

#12 - A Room with a View

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/23/1998

An unexpected wartime bomb hits Ducketts Passage and blows Gary and his son into to the present. Yvonne returns early from Switzerland, her holistic cosmetics business becoming increasingly successful, and Gary has to explain away the lad's existence when they bump into each other at Ron's. Meanwhile, Gary & Phoebe consider moving to Mayfair, which should be safer, and find they have a famous neighbor.

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How I Won the War
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7.51
35 votes

#13 - How I Won the War

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/30/1999

A trip to northern France to entertain the troops forces Gary to play the hero following the sudden invasion by the Germans.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Flash, Bang, Wallop
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7.51
35 votes

#14 - Flash, Bang, Wallop

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/13/1999

Gary must take drastic measures to ensure that a compromising photo from the Forties isn't seen in the present day.

Directors: Terry Kinane
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Nice Work If You Can Get It
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7.53
49 votes

#15 - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/10/1995

Gary goes back to 1941 to give a concert in Palmer's Green, but only returns home in the early hours. Wix wants to sign a contract with Gary to publish ""his"" songs, which Phoebe thinks is a good idea. When an air raid occurs, it prevents Gary from playing in Plaistow and from returning as he intended to make his theatrical debut? And what were those pills the doctor has prescribed for Gary's nerves?

Directors: Robin Nash
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Careless Talk...
star
7.55
42 votes

#16 - Careless Talk...

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/13/1997

Gary is rapidly running out of money.

Directors: Terry Kinane
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There's Something About a Soldier
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7.55
49 votes

#17 - There's Something About a Soldier

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/12/1996

Yvonne pressures Gary to take a sensible job with her new company, and arranges an interview for him. Gary's life with Phoebe is threatened by a returning hero, so should he forsake the past and stay in the 1990s?

Directors: Robin Nash
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All About Yvonne
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7.55
38 votes

#18 - All About Yvonne

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/18/1999

Yvonne throws Gary out of their Thameside penthouse apartment, which makes Gary edgy, which in turn makes Phoebe suspicious that there's someone else in his life. Ron has new girlfriend, Flic, who is so classy she's out of his league, and he is desperate to impress her, but Gary is more concerned about getting back with Yvonne.

Directors: Nic Phillips
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Pennies from Heaven
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7.58
40 votes

#19 - Pennies from Heaven

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/23/1998

When Gary runs short of money, he decides he must break his own rules to get out of trouble, and starts betting on the horses. Phoebe is distraught, as her father was a gambler, and repeatedly tries to dissuade him.

Directors: Terry Kinane
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Wish Me Luck
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7.59
44 votes

#20 - Wish Me Luck

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/20/1995

When it looks Yvonne may be promoted at work, she wants them to move far away from London. Gary thinks of a risky scheme to get himself out of the situation.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Come Fly with Me
star
7.59
37 votes

#21 - Come Fly with Me

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/29/1997

Can Gary cope with two stag nights?

Directors: Terry Kinane
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It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
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7.63
56 votes

#22 - It's a Sin to Tell a Lie

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/15/1996

Gary helps Yvonne with her OU work with a WW2 tale of a Nazi spy and counterfeit money. Ron and Stella are still causing each other grief.

Directors: Robin Nash
In the Mood
star
7.63
41 votes

#23 - In the Mood

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/10/1997

It seems that Gary may not be the only one who can go back to 1942.

Directors: Robin Nash
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Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
star
7.64
55 votes

#24 - Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/26/1995

Gary buys a shop for his new business selling World War Two items, and Ron terrifies the protagonist when suggesting he might have influenced the Americans' decisions over Pearl Harbor. Thus to prevent putting a dint in history, back in the 1940s Gary tries convincing a senior American of the Japanese attack.

Directors: Robin Nash
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And Mother Came Too
star
7.64
42 votes

#25 - And Mother Came Too

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/24/1997

Yvonne's absence isn't making Gary's life any easier as Ron needs his help, and Phoebe's mother-in-law turns up at the Royal Oak.

Directors: Robin Nash
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