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aired from: Nov 1993 to: Jun 1999 57 eps, 1 Special BBC1 30 min stereo closed captioned

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    1st Series 1993

  1. "Rites of Passage"
    gs: Pete Drummond [ Open University lecturer ]

    rc: Old codger

    Lost in the East End of London, TV repairman Gary Sparrow walks down Ducketts Passage, through a time warp into 1940. In the Royal Oak pub there, without either gasmask or identity papers, he is suspected of being a spy. His eye is drawn by the barmaid Phoebe, but she is a married woman whose husband is away in the war. In the cellar during an air raid he teaches the pub regulars some songs. He also helps Eric, Phoebe's father, who is injured during the raid. But what will he tell his wife Yvonne, when, and if, he gets home?

    b: 18 Nov 93 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  2. "Fools Rush In"
    gs: Pamela Cundell [ Edna ], Ben Lobb [ Donald ], Freddie Stuart [ Barman ], Roger Kitter [ Marty Harty ], Karen Frawley [ Listener ]

    rc: Old codger

    Ignoring Yvonne's advice, Gary goes for a promotion interview but does not wear a suit. His friend, Ron, hearing Gary's call to a radio phone-in program, is intrigued to know if he really did travel back in time. After another argument with Yvonne, Gary does buy a suit, though not quite what she had in mind. He returns to Duckett's Passage to see if he can go back to 1940, and what he found there.

    b: 25 Nov 93 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  3. "Is Your Journey Really Necessary?"
    gs: Peter Cellier [ Spiv ], Anthony Pedley [ Det Insp Howard ], Harry Landis [ Manny (ARP warden) ], Michael Garner [ Det Sgt Martin ], Maria Gough [ Pregnant girl ], Maggie Guess [ Station Mistress ], Jean Challis [ Nurse ], Tanveer Ghani [ Newscaster ]

    Gary & Yvonne argue about her preoccupation with her OU degree course and his obsession with WW2. Warning Phoebe that the bombing will start early that evening, Gary takes her to Holborn Underground station to shelter overnight. When they return to the Royal Oak next morning, he is questioned by the police. Back in their Cricklewood home, Yvonne is worried when Gary fails to return from work that evening.

    b: 2 Dec 93 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  4. "The More I See You"
    gs: Martyn Whitby [ Security guard ], Bobby Coombes [ Kid ], Nirjay Mahindru [ Car mechanic ]

    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.

    b: 9 Dec 93 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  5. "I Get Along Without You Very Well"
    gs: Hilda Fenemore [ Old lady ], Peggy Phango [ Phoebe Sparrow ], Rachael Weaver [ Hazel (charity girl) ], Claire Williamson [ Newsreader ]

    Wanting to improve their marriage, Yvonne decides to share an interest with Gary. News of an old lady leads Gary to believe he must return once more to 1940. Ron goes to Lithuania to watch an England football match as a cover. Gary is knocked down and comes to in the hospital with Phoebe & PC Deadman by his bedside. With Gary's stay in 1940 extended, Ron decides to tell Yvonne that Gary has been held by the Lithuanian police.

    b: 16 Dec 93 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  6. "In the Mood"
    gs: Harry Landis [ Manny (ARP warden) ], Roger Brierley [ Head waiter ], Jerome Willis [ Doctor ], Aaron Aardvark [ Commentator ]

    rc: Old codger

    Gary decides to make another visit to 1940, following an ultimatum from Yvonne. Ron forges some 1940s money so that Gary can make a killing on the Stock Exchange. PC Deadman brings news of the King's visit to East London and Gary arranges to visit the London Hospital. Gary takes Phoebe for a meal at the Savoy to say goodbye, and secretly books the Imperial Suite. Phoebe's father, Eric, brings her some important news. Gary gives Yvonne an unexpected present, and she points out someone who looks rather familiar in an old 1940s newsreel.

    b: 23 Dec 93 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash

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    2nd Series 1995

  7. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
    gs: Alec Linstead [ Mainwaring ], Terrence Hardiman [ Wilson ], Eamonn Walker [ Mr Thursfield (bank manager) ], Max Digby [ Major ]

    rc: Old codger

    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.

    b: 20 Feb 95 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  8. "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good"
    gs: Jonathan Cake [ Ludo ], Paul Shearer [ Frederick ], Patrick Pearson [ Joe ], Duncan Faber [ Stall holder ], Alison Beattie [ Girl in boat ], Louise Tomkins [ Shopper ]

    rc: Old codger

    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.

    b: 27 Feb 95 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  9. "Just One More Chance"
    gs: Clare Cathcart [ Jenny ]

    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.

    b: 6 Mar 95 w: Paul Makin d: Robin Nash
  10. "Who's Taking You Home Tonight"
    gs: Raj Patel [ Sanjay ]

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

    b: 13 Mar 95 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Robin Nash
  11. "Wish Me Luck"
    gs: Colin Spaull [ Albert ]

    rc: Mrs Bloss

    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.

    b: 20 Mar 95 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Robin Nash
  12. "...As You Wave Me Goodbye"
    gs: John Rapley [ Stan ], Amanda Richardson [ Wendy ]

    rc: Mrs Bloss

    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?

    b: 27 Mar 95 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Robin Nash
  13. "Would You Like to Swing on a Star"
    gs: Ronnie Stevens [ Sidney Wix ], Peter Blythe [ Gregory (the director) ], Robin Lermitte [ Lance ], Nicola Redmond [ Stallholder ], Natasha Gardiner [ Record assistant ], Ian Howe [ Dick ], Michelle Cattini [ Autograph seeker ]

    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.

    b: 3 Apr 95 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  14. "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
    gs: Peter Blythe [ Gregory (the director) ], Ronnie Stevens [ Sidney Wix ], David de Keyser [ Dr Jakovitz ], Steven Speirs [ Phil ]

    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?

    b: 10 Apr 95 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  15. "Let Yourself Go"
    gs: Adam Henderson [ Harry ], Katie Donnison [ Sally ], Steve Rider [ Himself (TV presenter) ], John Motson [ Himself (TV commentator) ], Jeannie Crowther [ Mrs French ], Chase Marks [ Peter ]

    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.

    b: 24 Apr 95 w: Paul Makin d: Robin Nash
  16. "Don't Fence Me In"
    gs: Michael Troughton [ George Harrison ], Jonathan Stratt [ Foreman ], Glen Davies [ Worker ], Wayne Goddard [ Pete ], Scott Mitchell [ Mike ], Fanny Carby [ Old woman ], Suzy Aitchison [ TV reporter ], Don Gallagher [ TV presenter ]

    Phoebe is told that the brewery have another tenant for the Royal Oak and that she has to leave. When Mr Harrison visits her, he makes a proposition. Building work starts in Ducketts Passage, and a Portakabin blocks Gary's way when he wants to visit Phoebe to wish her a happy birthday.

    b: 1 May 95 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash

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    Christmas Special 1995

    "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" (50 min)
    gs: Diana Kent [ Jayne ], Tim Dutton [ Guy ], Michael J Shannon [ Ed Murrow ], Josie Kidd [ the Nippie ], Jon Glover [ Wilfred Pickles, the newsreader ], John Evans [ Winston ]

    The new development of Ducketts Plaza blocks Gary's route back to 1941. Estate agent Jayne takes a shine to Gary when he inspects one of the shop units for a potential new business selling WW2 memorabilia. Gary is torn between his two lives and loves: although he has a skiing trip with Yvonne arranged, he'd rather be with Phoebe over Christmas.

    b: 26 Dec 95 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash

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    3rd Series 1996

  17. "It Ain't Necessarily So"
    gs: Nimmy March [ Stella Wheatcroft ], Charles Simon [ Curator ], Malcolm McFee [ Minicab driver ]

    rc: Mrs Bloss

    When Gary returns from the skiing holiday, he goes to see Phoebe, but makes an error in front of Mrs Bloss. This creates problems for Phoebe, but Mrs Bloss has a secret too. Stella Wheatcroft arranges a New Year's Eve party but doesn't invite Ron. Gary benefits from British Summer Time.

    b: 1 Jan 96 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  18. "One O'Clock Jump"
    gs: Eddie Yeoh [ Mr Shik ], Nick Bayly [ Bus inspector ], David Aldous [ Mr Hook ], Nana Takahashi [ Mrs Shik ], Alfie Ettridge Rogers [ Frank ], Christopher Ettridge [ PC Hook ]

    rc: Margie Hook

    Gary is having some success with his shop, but this makes the unemployed Yvonne depressed, until she gets a job interview. Phoebe becomes broody. Gary makes a trip to Streatham bus garage, which leads to a revelation for PC Deadman.

    b: 8 Jan 96 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  19. "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie"
    gs: Ken Jones [ Owen Jones ], John Bardon [ Guard ], Charmaine Parsons [ Woman ]

    rc: Mrs Bloss

    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.

    b: 15 Jan 96 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Robin Nash
  20. "Change Partners"
    gs: Nimmy March [ Stella Wheatcroft ], Regina Freedman [ Violet ], Bryan Lawrence [ Tom ], Darren Bancroft [ Harry ], Harriet Thorpe [ Gillian ], Angus Kennedy [ Ken ], Paul Beech [ Customer ]

    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.

    b: 22 Jan 96 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  21. "Goodnight Children Everywhere"
    gs: Kim Clifford [ Mrs Cooper ], Jeannie Crowther [ Mrs French ], Katie Donnison [ Sally ], Chase Marks [ Peter ]

    Phoebe's young orphaned relatives Sally and Peter return to live with her at the Royal Oak, and Gary has his arm twisted to help on the home front. Ron is still having problems with Stella, and despite Yvonne's unwillingness he moves in, but Gary begins to regret taking pity on him.

    b: 29 Jan 96 w: Geoff Rowley d: Robin Nash
  22. "Turned Out Nice Again"
    gs: Nimmy March [ Stella Wheatcroft ], Ronnie Stevens [ Sidney Wix ], Polly Hemingway [ Beryl Formby ], Phil Nice [ George Formby ]

    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.

    b: 5 Feb 96 w: Geoff Rowley d: Robin Nash
  23. "There's Something About a Soldier"
    gs: Ralph Ineson [ Donald ], Arthur White [ Newsagent ]

    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?

    b: 12 Feb 96 w: Paul Makin d: Robin Nash
  24. "Someone to Watch Over Me"
    gs: Jon Glover [ Dr Stone ], Helena Calvert [ Nurse Williams ]

    Having missed the interview that Yvonne had arranged for him, Gary pretends to have been taken ill and takes things quietly until Ron comes round to cheer him up. Phoebe becomes ill; can Gary transport medicine back in time? Yvonne has something she has to tell Gary.

    b: 19 Feb 96 w: Paul Makin d: Robin Nash
  25. "The Yanks Are Coming"
    gs: Sam Douglas [ Billy Joe McCarthy ], Matt Rippy [ Zeffirelli ], Rhashan Stone [ James T ], Tee Jaye [ Niles ], Belinda Steward-Wilson [ Vanessa ]

    Gary is put out when the Americans arrive at the Royal Oak. As Gary owes Ron a favor, he sets up a deal to import some American goods from 1942. An episode of racial tension requires Gary to take some drastic action.

    b: 26 Feb 96 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Robin Nash
  26. "Let's Get Away from It All"
    gs: Maggie Jones [ Woman ]

    Both Yvonne and Phoebe want to move house, but moving is the least of Gary's worries, as he is hit by bombshells in both his lives.

    b: 4 Mar 96 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash

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    4th Series 1997

  27. "You're Driving Me Crazy"
    gs: David de Keyser [ Dr Jakovitz ], Tim Stern [ Clifford ], Nick Stringer [ Tommy Kingdon ], Danny Swanson [ Soldier ]

    With both his ladies expecting babies, the demands on Gary's time become greater, but not as great as those on his wallet.

    b: 3 Mar 97 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  28. "In the Mood"
    gs: Richard Albrecht [ Dave (cabbie) ], Zack Maguire [ George ], Elliot Henderson-Boyle [ Arthur ], James Craise [ Big kid ]

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

    b: 10 Mar 97 w: Sam Lawrence d: Robin Nash
  29. "Out of Town"
    gs: Roger Sloman [ George Sparrow ]

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

    b: 17 Mar 97 w: Sam Lawrence d: Robin Nash
  30. "And Mother Came Too"
    gs: Rowena Cooper [ Dolly ], Martin Beaumont [ Policeman ], Sebastian Abineri [ Ron's solicitor ], Peter Halliday [ Vicar ], Jane Briers [ Magistrate ], Ellen O'Grady [ Prosecutor ]

    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.

    b: 24 Mar 97 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Robin Nash
  31. "The Leaving of Liverpool"
    gs: Carmel McSharry [ Gran ], Kenneth Cope [ Landlord ], Vic Noir [ Albert ]

    Gary is in wartime Liverpool with Phoebe, where Ron's grandfather was supposed to have been a hero, but will the course of history be changed?

    b: 8 Apr 97 w: Geoff Rowley d: Robin Nash
  32. "How Long Has This Been Going On?"
    gs: Susan Tracy [ Helen Shackleton ], Gordon Winter [ Jackie Hook ], Doug Fisher [ Stanley ], Cyril Nri [ Dr Obote ]

    rc: Margie Hook

    Gary is preparing for Yvonne's return from Korea, but an unexpected arrival at the Royal Oak could cause him even more trouble.

    b: 15 Apr 97 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  33. "Easy Living"
    gs: Peter Halliday [ Vicar ], Jonathan Hackett [ Police sergeant ]

    Yvonne swaps careers, Phoebe plans the wedding and Reg's domestic problems threaten his job.

    b: 22 Apr 97 w: Geoff Rowley d: Terry Kinane
  34. "Come Fly with Me"
    gs: John Jay Fitzgerald [ Mike ], Jay Simon [ Joe ], Chris Humphreys [ Steve ], Danielle Tarento [ WAAF ]

    Can Gary cope with two stag nights?

    b: 29 Apr 97 w: Sam Lawrence d: Terry Kinane
  35. "Heartaches"
    gs: Peter Halliday [ Vicar ], Doug Fisher [ Stanley ], Chris Humphreys [ Steve ], Chase Marks [ Peter ], Katie Donnison [ Sally ], Jeannie Crowther [ Mrs French ], Regina Freedman [ Violet ]

    rc: Margie Hook, Mrs Bloss

    Will Gary be on time for his wedding to Phoebe?

    b: 6 May 97 w: Paul Makin d: Terry Kinane
  36. "Careless Talk"
    gs: Allie Byrne [ Kate ], Peter Hughes [ Shop assistant ]

    Gary is rapidly running out of money.

    b: 13 May 97 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Terry Kinane
  37. "The Bells Are Ringing"
    gs: Brenda Cowling [ Miss Weatherell ]

    rc: Margie Hook

    Phoebe doesn't think Gary should be at the birth. Yvonne is about to launch a new health product. Gary is at a loss for what to do.

    b: 20 May 97 w: Paul Makin d: Terry Kinane

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    5th Series 1998

  38. "A Room with a View"
    gs: James Grout [ Mr Rutley ], Richard Syms [ George ], Alan Turner [ Rescue worker ], Robert Hancock & Nicholas Hancock [ Michael ]

    rc: Noël Coward

    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.

    b: 23 Feb 98 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Terry Kinane & Robin Nash
  39. "London Pride"
    gs: Lloyd McGuire [ Butcher ], Nick Lucas [ Mr Hornby ], Esther McVey [ Interviewer ], Penelope Solomon [ Policewoman ], Toni Palmer [ Mrs Greig ]

    rc: Noël Coward

    Gary is moving up the social ladder in both eras, though not smoothly in either. Noël Coward helps Phoebe to cope with living in the West End when she has trouble with the butcher, by showing her how to improve her accent. As Yvonne's business makes her a celebrity, she plans a new house, and is invited to the Woman of the Year awards, which is followed by a party at No 10 Downing Street. Gary and Phoebe get their revenge on the butcher.

    b: 2 Mar 98 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Terry Kinane
  40. "When Two Worlds Collide"
    Ron signs up with a dating agency. Yvonne makes a date with Gary, but when an unexploded bomb goes off in Ducketts Passage he has a problem. It is so serious that Ron misses his date to come to help. The two sides of Gary's life collide head on, and it appears that now others can travel between the 1940s and the 1990s.

    b: 9 Mar 98 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Terry Kinane
  41. "Mairzy Doats"
    gs: Richard Syms [ George ], Regina Freedman [ Violet ], David Simeon [ Nightclub owner ]

    rc: Margie Hook

    Ron takes advantage of the new ability to use the time gate, and as Gary's supposed commanding officer can do anything he wants. Since Reg has been promoted to a position in Scotland Yard, Ron takes everyone to a West End club to celebrate, but becomes a huge liability for Gary. Unfortunately, Yvonne obtains complimentary tickets to a Chelsea soccer match for the very same evening.

    b: 16 Mar 98 w: Geoff Rowley d: Terry Kinane
  42. "Pennies from Heaven"
    gs: Pippa Haywood [ Mrs Flanagan ], Robert Perkins [ DS Bruce ], David Ross [ Bookie ], Nick Carpenter [ Punter ]

    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.

    b: 23 Mar 98 w: Geoff Rowley d: Terry Kinane
  43. "We Don't Want to Lose You ... (1)"
    gs: Timothy West [ Tufty McDuff ], Nicholas Lyndhurst [ Colonel Henri Dupont ]

    Yvonne continues to travel for Nature Boy Cosmetics. Gary takes Phoebe to the Cafe Royal, where his false wartime identity finally catches up on him, and he is recruited for a secret mission to the Isle of Wight. However, Yvonne also has a special mission for him. When he arrives at his destination in 1943, the Isle of Wight looks remarkably like France.

    b: 30 Mar 98 w: Sam Lawrence d: Robin Nash
  44. "... But We Think You Have to Go (2)"
    gs: Timothy West [ Tufty McDuff ], Sally Dexter [ Celeste Bourdon ], Peter Czajowski [ Hauptsturmführer Weiss ], Rae Baker [ Simone Sutherland ], Jason Hall [ Scharführer Holz ], Nicholas Lyndhurst [ Colonel Henri Dupont ]

    Gary realises that he is only being used as a ploy to fool the Germans. As the Gestapo closes in on him, he is captured and is to be sent to Berlin for torture, unless he can escape first. Ron stands in for Gary on an errand for Yvonne: meeting a top model, and escorting her to a product launch - but they get sidetracked.

    b: 6 Apr 98 w: Sam Lawrence d: Robin Nash
  45. "Have You Ever Seen a Dream Walking ..."
    gs: Penelope Solomon [ Therapist ], Anna Karen [ Mrs Hardcore ], Rolf Harris [ Himself ]

    Gary is very unsettled after his French adventure, and he feels like he's losing his mind: he can't tell whether he's awake or asleep, dreaming or experiencing reality. Then Rolf Harris appears in one of his dreams...

    b: 13 Apr 98 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Robin Nash
  46. "Love the One You're With"
    gs: James Grout [ Mr Rutley ], Brian Rawlinson [ Porter ], Liz Whiting [ Nurse ]

    rc: Margie Hook, Noël Coward

    Yvonne is signing copies of her just published autobiography. Meanwhile, Gary finds out from the porter in the 1990s that the owner of his 1940s West End flat is going to be killed in a road accident - what is he to do? He finds a new occupier. Then, racked with guilt, he decides to cause a happier ending.

    b: 20 Apr 98 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Robin Nash
  47. "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
    gs: Ian Lavender [ Michael Sparrow ], David Bauckham [ Knacker John ]

    rc: Noël Coward

    Phoebe wants to make a career of singing, and she wants Gary to write a new song for her. When he does, he has no idea what he's started. Ron wants Gary to help him with a personal ad. A visitor to the shop surprises Gary when he realises it's his son. Gary wants to go back and change the future for Michael for the better.

    b: 27 Apr 98 w: Sam Lawrence d: Robin Nash

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    6th Series 1999

  48. "Mine's a Double"

    A stormy night in the forties turns Gary's world upside down. The problem is sorting it out, particularly when everyone is seeing double.

    b: 18 Apr 99 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Nic Phillips
  49. "All About Yvonne"
    gs: Sonya Walger [ Flic ], Gavin Abbott [ Roberto ]

    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.

    b: 25 Apr 99 w: Gary Lawson & John Phelps d: Nic Phillips
  50. "California Dreamin'"
    gs: Sonya Walger [ Flic ], Gary Lammin [ Fred Greengrass ], Tabitha Wady [ Daisy Greengrass ], Donald Douglas [ Angus ]

    Gary has to think fast when both his wives decide it's time to move to California. Phoebe's tenancy of the Royal Oak is up, and she wants to start a new life away from the shortages of Britain, but Gary persuades her to open a night club, The Blue Door, instead. Yvonne wants to be near the expansion of her Nature Boy cosmetics into the US market, but Gary convinces her to stay with him in London. Reg retires from the police force, but his leaving party is not a success, though he does he another job immediately, as a security guard at Gary's Mayfair apartment block.

    b: 2 May 99 w: Sam Lawrence d: Nic Phillips
  51. "Grief Encounter"
    gs: Paul Goodwin [ Anthony Blair ], Rolf Saxon [ Murray ], Dolly Wells [ Celia Johnson ], Andrew Havill [ Trevor Howard ], Richard Braine [ David Lean ]

    rc: Noël Coward

    Phoebe loses her patience when Gary backs out of a part in Noël Coward's new film, because he doesn't want to be recognised in it in the 1990s. She gets a part as an extra, but does she have more than a Brief Encounter on her mind? Gary thinks so, and barges in on the set.

    b: 16 May 99 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Nic Phillips
  52. "The 'ouses in Between"
    gs: Nicholas Day [ Jack the Ripper ], John Harding [ Detective ], Mike Savage [ MC ], Sophie-Louise Dann [ Woman ], Alex Leppard [ Taxi driver ], Terry Bird [ Heckler ]

    Yvonne sells Nature Boy cosmetics for a multi-million sum. Gary travels back through the time gate in Ducketts Passage, arriving on a foggy night, where things don't look quite usual for the 1940s. At the Royal Oak, he finds it's the 1880s, hough the policeman and a music-hall singer look strangely familiar. He is accused of being Jack the Ripper when two murders occur close by on the two nights he's there. While escaping the mob, he meets the real Ripper...

    b: 23 May 99 w: Geoff Rowley d: Nic Phillips
  53. "Just in Time"
    gs: Toby Whithouse [ Sparks ], Tom Goodman-Hill [ Brick Beckham ]

    rc: Margie Hook

    When a workman arrives from the far future to mend a hole in the space-time corridor, Gary must decide where his future lies. He leaves the shop to Ron, who promptly sells the entire stock on credit to a strange young man.

    b: 30 May 99 w: Geoff Rowley d: Robin Nash
  54. "How I Won the War"
    gs: Bonnie Langford [ Nancy Potter ], Sonya Walger [ Flic ], Simon Sherlock [ Nipper Smith ], Gary Cady [ Rock Justice ], Paul Grunert [ Sid Potter ], Jim McManus [ Brian Merry ]

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

    b: 6 Jun 99 w: Sam Lawrence d: Robin Nash
  55. "Something Fishie"
    gs: Lynda Baron [ Mrs Green ], Leo Dolan [ Mr Smith ], Kenneth MacDonald [ Mr Jones ], Norman Eshley [ Priestly ], Emily Brown [ Newsreader ]

    Gary and Phoebe have to deal with a protection racket, while Yvonne receives a rude surprise.

    b: 13 Jun 99 w: Sam Lawrence d: Terry Kinane
  56. "Flash Bang Wallop"
    gs: Robert Whitelock [ PC Cotterill ], Robin Meredith [ Mr Bannister ], Dorothea Phillips [ Holiday rep ]

    rc: Noël Coward

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

    b: 21 Jun 99 w: Paul Alexander & Simon Braithwaite d: Terry Kinane
  57. "Accentuate the Positive"
    gs: Alan David [ Clement Attlee ], Tony Millan [ Kenneth ]

    With the war coming to an end, there are surprises in store for Gary, his two wives and Ron.

    b: 28 Jun 99 w: Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran d: Terry Kinane

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