Hello Sweet­heart?

could ni­cholas lyn­d­hurst’s sit­com time-travel across to itv?

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Good­night Sweet­heart could be head­ing to ITV. The clas­sic sit­com, star­ring Ni­cholas Lyn­d­hurst as time trav­eller Gary Spar­row, was re­cently re­vived for a spe­cial episode as part of BBC1’S Land­mark Com­edy sea­son.

Fol­low­ing the sur­prise an­nounce­ment that it won’t re­turn for a full se­ries on the Beeb, writ­ers Lau­rence Marks and Mau­rice Gran have hinted that it may find a new home. ‘Sadly the BBC have passed on Good­night Sweet­heart, whilst ac­knowl­edg­ing its ex­cel­lence. Gary will have to find an­other TV chan­nel,’ said the pair on Twit­ter.

Ru­mours abound that it could trans­fer to ITV be­cause the writ­ers’ other hit BBC1 com­edy, Birds of a Feather, star­ring Pauline Quirke, Linda Rob­son and Lesley Joseph, has al­ready done just that with great suc­cess.

Mean­while, the re­vival of Por­ridge, star­ring Kevin Bishop as the jail­bird grand­son of old lag Nor­man Stan­ley Fletcher (Ron­nie Barker), is the only one of the re­booted come­dies to be granted a full BBC se­ries.

‘I hoped we might do some more be­cause I re­ally did en­joy it, it’s my favourite sit­com of all time,’ Kevin tells TV Times News. ‘To be wel­comed back by Por­ridge fans to make a full se­ries is one of the proud­est mo­ments in my ca­reer.’

ni­cholas and el­iz­a­beth carling in Good­night Sweet­heart

and (in­set)

Por­ridge

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