Episode 117

Published on:

28th May 2023

Goodnight Sweetheart

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 intro
  • Is bigamy OK if it's in two different eras? Gary would say so
  • Was Gary's wife in the '90s all that bad?
  • How it might have been in the same cinematic universe as another British sitcom classic
  • Did Gary solve one of the greatest serial killer mysteries of all time?
  • Why Ballykissangel made us both very angry
  • Could it return?

Clips used:

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

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Two Geeks Two Beers
Nerdy obsessions. Drunken ramblings. A nostalgia podcast about TV, film and video games.
Tom and Morgan are two mates who love talking nonsense about pop culture, while also enjoying a beer. We've taken our drunken ramblings from the pub to the studio to teach each other about all kinds of films, TV shows, video games and more. From '80s cartoons to '90s kids shows, action film franchises to cult games, we'll chat about anything remotely geek-related, often with plenty of confusion, bickering and fond nostalgia.
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