BBC Goodnight Sweetheart was a BBC comedy starring Nicolas Lyndhurst that originally aired between 1993 and 1999. It came back for a one-off special episode in 2016 that focused on events after the shows original ending.
In the sitcom Nicholas Lyndhurst stars as time travelling Gary Sparrow. Gary stumbles across a time portal taking him back to World War 2 London. Over the original 6 series Gary travels between present day and war torn London and eventually ends up married to two different women on either side of the time portal.
The Royal Oak Filming Location
In the 1940’s parts of the series the show focuses on The Royal Oak pub run by Gary’s girlfriend and future wife. The external shots for the 1940’s parts of the show were largely filmed around The Royal Oak in Bethnal Green. The Royal Oak is still a pub in present day but very different inside. The interiors for the show were filmed at BBC Studio’s, London.
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BBC Goodnight Sweetheart A walk back to the 1940’s
A few years back I went to visit The Royal Oak. Here are a few of the photos I took from around the area.