Series: Goodnight Sweetheart
An unusual Brit Com
whose premise is that Gary Sparrow (played by Only Fools and Horses
' Nicholas Lyndhurst
), a down-on-his-luck TV repairman in a failing marriage, discovers a time portal
which leads to 1940s London
. Once there, he meets a young woman and they fall in love. And now suddenly there's no need to go through the trauma of a divorce in the 1990s, because he can have two separate lives...
Gary gets away with it by having his best friend Ron, a printer, print him easily-forged 1940s white banknotes to fund his past lifestyle. He justifies his knowledge of the future events of WW2
to Phoebe (his past wife) by claiming to be a secret agent, while he says he earns his money as a singer-songwriter, passing off much of the next fifty years of popular music as his own. Eventually Gary ends up running a 1940s memorabilia shop built over the time portal, whose merchandise, while genuine, is suspiciously well preserved.
Came fiftieth in Britain's Best Sitcom
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