Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor and producer. He is known for playing the titular protagonist in the Harry Potter film series, based on the novels by J. K. Rowling. Born and raised in London, Radcliffe made his acting debut at 10 years of age in BBC One's 1999 television film David Copperfield, followed by his cinematic debut in 2001's The Tailor of Panama. At age 11, he was cast as Potter in the series' first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, starred in the series for 10 years, starring in the lead role in all eight films culminating with the final film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, released in 2011. Radcliffe became one of the highest paid actors in the world during the filming of the Potter films, earned worldwide fame and critical acclaim for his role, received many accolades for his performance in the series. Following the success of Harry Potter, his subsequent roles include lawyer Arthur Kipps in the Edwardian horror film The Woman in Black, famed beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the independent film Kill Your Darlings, Victor Frankenstein's assistant Igor in the science fiction fantasy Victor Frankenstein, Manny, a sentient corpse in the comedy-drama Swiss Army Man, technological prodigy Walter Mabry in the heist thriller film Now You See Me 2, FBI agent Nate Foster in the critically acclaimed thriller Imperium.
Radcliffe began to branch out to stage acting in 2007, starring in the London and New York productions of Equus for which he received immense praise from critics and audiences alike, in the 2011 Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He has contributed to many charities, including the Demelza Hospice Care for Children, The Trevor Project for suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, which gave him its Hero Award in 2011, is involved in LGBTQ activism. Radcliffe was born in Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, England, he is his wife, Marcia Jeannine Gresham. His mother was born in South Africa and raised in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, his father was raised in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland, in a "very working-class" Protestant family. Radcliffe's maternal ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Russia. Radcliffe's parents had both acted as children, his father is a literary agent. His mother is a casting agent and was involved in several films for the BBC, including The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Walk Away and I Stumble.
Radcliffe first expressed a desire to act at the age of five, in December 1999, aged 10, he made his acting debut in BBC One's televised two-part adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield, portraying the title character as a young boy. He was educated at three independent schools for boys: Redcliffe School, a day school in Chelsea's Redcliffe Square, Sussex House School, a day school in Chelsea's Cadogan Square, the City of London School, a day school on the North Bank of the River Thames in London's financial district. Attending school became difficult for Radcliffe after the release of the first Harry Potter film, with some fellow pupils becoming hostile, though he says it was people just trying to "have a crack at the kid that plays Harry Potter" rather than jealousy; as his acting career began to consume his schedule, Radcliffe continued his education through on-set tutors. He admitted he was not good at school, considering it useless and finding the work "really difficult."
He achieved A grades in the three AS-level exams that he took in 2006, but decided to take a break from education and did not go to college or university. Part of his reasoning was that he knew he wanted to act and write, that it would be difficult to have a normal college experience. "The paparazzi, they'd love it," he told Details magazine in 2007. "If there were any parties going on, they'd be tipped off as to where they were." In 2000, producer David Heyman asked Radcliffe to audition for the role of Harry Potter for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the best-selling book by British author J. K. Rowling. Rowling had been searching for an unknown British actor to personify the character, the movie's director Chris Columbus recalled thinking, "This is what I want; this is Harry Potter". Eight months and after several auditions, Radcliffe was selected to play the part. Rowling endorsed the selection saying, "I don't think Chris Columbus could have found a better Harry."
Radcliffe's parents turned down the offer, as they had been told that it would involve six films shot in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. instead offered Radcliffe a two-movie contract with shooting in the UK. The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone took place in 2001. Radcliffe received a seven figure salary for the lead role, but asserted that the fee was "not that important" to him; the film was popular and was met with positive reviews, critics took notice of Radcliffe: "Radcliffe is the embodiment of every reader's imagination. It is wonderful to see a young hero, so scholarly looking and filled with curiosity and who connects with real emotions, from solemn intelligence and the delight of discovery to deep family longing," wrote Bob Graham of the San Francisco Chronicle. A year Radcliffe starred in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second installment of the series. Reviewers were positive about the lead act
Cruella de Vil
Cruella de Vil is a fictional character created by English author Dodie Smith as the main antagonist of her 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians and in Walt Disney Pictures' animated film adaptations 101 Dalmatians and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, Disney's live-action film adaptations 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians. She was voiced by Betty Lou Gerson, after that, she has been voiced by April Winchell, Tress MacNielle, Susanne Blakeslee, Barbara Goodson, was portrayed live by Glenn Close, Rachel York, Wendy Raquel Robinson; the character became a pop-culture type epitomizing a person, very mean. Cruella ranked 39th on AFI's list "100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains". Cruella's name is a pun of the words cruel and devil, an allusion, emphasized by having her country house nicknamed "Hell Hall". In some translations, for instance in Polish, Cruella De Vil is known as "Cruella De Mon", a play on "demon". In Italian, she is called "Crudelia De Mon". In the French translation of the Disney's animated movie, she is referred as "Cruella D'Enfer".
In Dutch, the name remains "De Vil", while by coincidence the Dutch verb for skinning is "Villen" and "Vil" is the conjugation of this verb for the first person singular. In Portuguese, Cruella is known as "Cruela Cruel", which straightforwardly stems from "cruel"; the name "de Vil" is a literary allusion to Bram Stoker's Dracula. In the novel, the realty firm Mitchell, Sons & Candy write a letter, dated 1 October, to Lord Godalming, informing him that the purchaser of a house in Piccadilly, London is "a foreign nobleman, Count De Ville". Count De Ville, proves to be an alias for Count Dracula himself, it is believed that the inspiration for the name began in 1939 when Dodie Smith purchased a new Rolls-Royce 25/30 "Sedanca de Ville" motorcar in which she and her pet Dalmatian "Pongo" travelled, which formed the basis of the cartoon imagery of Cruella's own motorcar. In the original story, Cruella is depicted as a pampered and glamorous London heiress who knows the owner of the Dalmatian puppies from school, though it is mentioned that were not friends and that she frightened the young Mrs. Dearly.
She was a menacing student with black and white plaits, was expelled for drinking ink. However, she appears to be on friendlier terms with Mrs. Dearly when they encounter each other at the beginning of the novel, before Cruella steals Dearly's puppies. In all her incarnations, Cruella kidnaps 99 Dalmatian puppies for their fur. In the live-action version, it is revealed that the reason Cruella chooses to skin puppies is that when short-haired dogs grow older, their fur becomes coarse, which does not sell as well in the fur fashion industry as the fine, soft fur of puppies; the One Hundred and One Dalmatians describes Cruella as the last of her prosperous and notorious family, with a personal net worth of GB£6 million. She is married to a furrier, whose first name is never mentioned by Cruella, it appears she married him due to his occupation rather than because she loved him; when Mrs Dearly asks Cruella what her married name is, Cruella retorts that - in contrast to the usual patriarchal custom - she has made her husband adopt her surname as his own, in an effort to carry on her family name.
She and her husband have no children. Cruella is portrayed as the tyrannical figure in the marriage, her husband as a meek, subservient man who speaks and obeys his wife entirely, he supplies Cruella with extravagances, such as the white mink cloak she wears with skin-tight satin gowns and ropes of jewels in contrasting colours, such as a black dress with ropes of pearls, or a green dress with ropes of rubies. Cruella's chauffeur-driven car is black-and-white striped, which Mr. Dearly describes as "a moving zebra crossing", Cruella boasts that it has the loudest horn in London, which she insists on sounding for the Dearly couple; when Cruella has guests for dinner, all of her food is strangely-colored and tastes of pepper. When Mr. Dearly comments she might find her mink cloak too warm for a summer's evening, Cruella laughs that she never finds anything too warm; the flat is portrayed as a luxurious version of Hell, with all the rooms being made of marble and colored garishly in green, red or purple.
Her guests meet her abused white Persian cat whom Cruella admits she detests and only keeps because of the cat's value. When invited to a dinner party held by the Dearly couple, Cruella expresses her sinister interest in the Dalmatians, remarking how she and her henpecked husband have never thought of making clothing from dog pelt before, yet seeing the spotless skins of the newborn puppies she is revolted and offers to have them drowned at once. Upon a second visit to the house she picks up the mature puppies and treats them like clothing to be worn. Cruella makes a brief appearance, albeit asleep, in Dodie Smith's sequel The Starlight Barking. Disney's animated version of Cruella first appeared in 1961's One Hundred and One Dalmatians, in which she was voiced by Betty Lou Gerson and animated by Marc Davis who together crafted her into an iconic and memorable character. Disney based its version of Cruella on the personality and mannerisms of Tallulah Bankhead; the cool detachment of the original character was repl
Christmas is an annual festival, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it; the traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies. When Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who further disseminated the information.
Although the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, the church in the early fourth century fixed the date as December 25. This corresponds to the date of the solstice on the Roman calendar. Most Christians celebrate on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar, adopted universally in the civil calendars used in countries throughout the world. However, some Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to a January date in the Gregorian calendar. For Christians, the belief that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity, rather than the exact birth date, is considered to be the primary purpose in celebrating Christmas; the celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, lighting a Christingle, viewing a Nativity play, an exchange of Christmas cards, church services, a special meal, pulling Christmas crackers and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, wreaths and holly.
In addition, several related and interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses; the economic impact of Christmas has grown over the past few centuries in many regions of the world. "Christmas" is a shortened form of "Christ's mass". The word is recorded as Crīstesmæsse in 1038 and Cristes-messe in 1131. Crīst is from Greek Khrīstos, a translation of Hebrew Māšîaḥ, "Messiah", meaning "anointed"; the form Christenmas was historically used, but is now considered archaic and dialectal. Xmas is an abbreviation of Christmas found in print, based on the initial letter chi in Greek Khrīstos, "Christ", though numerous style guides discourage its use.
In addition to "Christmas", the holiday has been known by various other names throughout its history. The Anglo-Saxons referred to the feast as "midwinter", or, more as Nātiuiteð. "Nativity", meaning "birth", is from Latin nātīvitās. In Old English, Gēola referred to the period corresponding to December and January, equated with Christian Christmas. "Noel" entered English in the late 14th century and is from the Old French noël or naël, itself from the Latin nātālis meaning "birth". The gospels of Luke and Matthew describe Jesus as being born in Bethlehem to the Virgin Mary. In Luke and Mary travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the census, Jesus is born there and laid in a manger. Angels proclaimed him a savior for all people, shepherds came to adore him. Matthew adds that the magi follow a star to Bethlehem to bring gifts to Jesus, born the king of the Jews. King Herod orders the massacre of all the boys less than two years old in Bethlehem, but the family flees to Egypt and returns to Nazareth.
The nativity stories recounted in Matthew and Luke prompted early Christian writers to suggest various dates for the anniversary. Although no date is indicated in the gospels, early Christians connected Jesus to the Sun through the use of such phrases as "Sun of righteousness." The Romans marked the winter solstice on December 25. The first recorded Christmas celebration was in Rome on December 25, 336. Christmas played a role in the Arian controversy of the fourth century. After this controversy was played out, the prominence of the holiday declined; the feast regained prominence after 800. Associating it with drunkenness and other misbehavior, the Puritans banned Christmas during the Reformation, it remained disreputable. In the early 19th century, Christmas was reconceived by Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, other authors as a holiday emphasizing family, kind-heartedness, gift-giving, Santa Claus. Christmas does not appear on th
Rock & Chips
Rock & Chips is a British television comedy-drama and prequel to the sitcom Only Fools and Horses. The show is set in Peckham, south-east London, during the early 1960s, focusing on the lives of Del Trotter, Freddie Robdal and Joan and Reg Trotter. Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Rodney in Only Fools and Horses, plays Robdal alongside James Buckley, Kellie Bright, Shaun Dingwall and Phil Daniels; the Shazam Productions and BBC co-production was written by Only Fools and Horses creator John Sullivan, directed by Dewi Humphreys and produced by Gareth Gwenlan. The 90 minute production was conceived in 1997 and commissioned in 2003, with the premise established in the final episode of Only Fools and Horses in 2003, it was Only Fools and Horses spin-off The Green Green Grass was developed. Filming began in October in London and the production was first broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD on 24 January 2010, it gained mixed reviews from critics. The story starts by setting up the characters. Joan Trotter is in an unhappy marriage with the lazy Reg.
Her 15-year-old son Derek shortened to Del Boy, his friends Boycie, Jumbo Mills and new-in-town Denzil are still in school, following an increase in the school-leaving age. Joan works at the local cinema with Trigger's aunt Reenie Turpin and Raymond for cinema manager Ernie Rayner, at the Town Hall as "a part-time filing clerk who sometimes makes the tea". Convicted thief Freddie Robdal has just been released from Dartmoor Prison and returned to Peckham with explosives expert Gerald "Jelly" Kelly. At the Town Hall, Joan asks Mr Johnson about applying for a flat in the new high-rise estate. At the Nag's Head and Reg meet, Reg invites him to his house to continue drinking. After meeting Joan and buying her a drink, Freddie realises that she is a Trotter, a family he has a dislike for. After they return to the Trotters' house, Freddie shows his affection for Joan. At the cinema, Joan is promoted to part-time assistant manager and Rayner tells her that the safe sometimes contains over £2,000 at weekends.
She tells Freddie, after he goes round to her house to offer Reg some work. They talk about art, he invites her to his house-warming party. In March, Joan has a Marilyn Monroe hairstyle and the safe at the cinema is broken into. Ahead of the party, Freddie gives Reg the use of his car, to return unused decorating materials to Guildford and he takes his father and her boyfriend Clayton Cooper with him, they run out of petrol on the way, leaving Joan the only ones at the party. They dance, Freddie admits that he wanted to be alone with Joan so they could talk about art, they end the night by sleeping together. In June, Reenie accompanies Joan to a pregnancy testing clinic, while the boys are on the Jolly Boys Outing to Margate. On their journey home, Reenie tells Joan about Freddie's time in prison and she realises he burgled the cinema. After Freddie tells Kelly he thinks he's in love with Joan, Reg announces her pregnancy in the pub. While Joan is completing a housing request form, Freddie goes to see her and she fails to acknowledge the baby is his.
The Trotters' housing application is successful in August, September sees them view a flat in the new Sir Walter Raleigh House, which they have moved into in October. In November, Joan has her baby; the closing scene sees. After telling him that Del will be rich one day, Joan sees Freddie on a balcony in a tower opposite. Throughout, the story tells of Del's strained relationship with his father and his affection for his mother. Writer John Sullivan had the idea for a prequel to the sitcom Only Fools and Horses in 1997, his uncanny resemblance to Rodney confirmed that he, not Reg, was Rodney's biological father. A lot of the groundwork for this had been both laid and explored in the Episode "The Frog's Legacy" the 1987 Christmas Day hour-long special. In the episode Rodney goes to ask about his father to which Albert diplomatically replies'They're rumours Rodney. That's all. Rumours.' The proposed prequel, was to be titled Once Upon a Time in Peckham, it would see young versions of Del, Boycie and Trigger, Sullivan said "Joanie will be a key character, during the film will give birth to Rodney."
However, the prequel was shelved, spin-off The Green Green Grass was developed to follow secondary characters, Boycie and their so
New Tricks is a British television procedural crime drama, first broadcast in 2003. In February 2015, BBC One announced the show would end after series 12; the show's title is taken from the proverb "You can't teach an old dog new tricks". The series follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of London's Metropolitan Police Service, a squad of retired police officers recruited to re-investigate unsolved crimes. There were cast changes. New Tricks began as a one-off episode broadcast on 27 March 2003; this attracted sufficient viewers for the BBC to commission a series of six episodes, which began on 1 April 2004. Eight-episode series were subsequently commissioned for 2005, 2006 and 2007. A fifth series was commissioned by the BBC after the audience share rose week upon week for the previous series. In 2007, an episode from the fourth series received viewing figures of 9.25 million, becoming the second most-watched programme on BBC One that week, the most-watched New Tricks episode to that point.
The fifth series continued this good run – on two occasions it was the most-watched programme in Britain for the week, the seventh episode gained a new series high rating of 9.36 million—second only to the X Factor that week. The fifth series aired from 7 July to 25 August 2008; the sixth series finished location filming on 8 May 2009 in central London and began airing on 16 July 2009. The opening episode of series six was watched by 8.07 million, despite clashing with Five's The Mentalist and ITV's Living With Michael Jackson. The second episode clashed with The Mentalist and the relaunch of The Bill on ITV, was watched by 7.59 million. Series 7 and 8 were commissioned by the BBC in September 2009, ensuring that the show would run until 2011; the seventh series completed its run on 12 November. The eighth series opened on 4 July 2011 with 9.2 million viewers, the show's highest rating for three years, the first since the fifth series to break the 9 million barrier. The third episode of series 8, "Lost in Translation", was the show's highest rated episode to date with 9.7 million viewers, becoming the most-watched television programme of the week in the UK.
Episode 7, "The Gentleman Vanishes," surpassed this figure with 9.87 million viewers, was again the top programme of the week. The BBC confirmed in September 2011 that a further two series, each of 10 episodes, had been commissioned, to be broadcast in 2012 and 2013. James Bolam, who played the part of Jack Halford, left the show, claiming that it had "become stale", making his final regular appearance in the first episode of Series 9 and a guest appearance in Series 10, episode 8. In the fourth episode, Denis Lawson joined the cast, as the new character of retired DI Steve McAndrew. Prior to the ninth series premiere, both Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong announced that they would be leaving the show after the 10th series; the first programme of series nine was broadcast on 27 August 2012, gained 8.52 million viewers, the highest rating of the week. Only Fools and Horses actor Nicholas Lyndhurst and former EastEnders actress Tamzin Outhwaite appeared in Series 10, broadcast in Britain between 30 July and 1 October 2013.
The opening episode of the 10th series gained an audience of 8.86 million viewers, making it the 12th most-watched programme of the year. Filming for series 11 began in late 2013, episode 1 was broadcast at 21:00 GMT on BBC One and BBC One HD on 18 August 2014. Ratings fell from season 10 to season 11 when most of the original cast left. A 12th series of the show began filming in the Autumn of 2014, started broadcasting on 4 August 2015, it was revealed that Dennis Waterman would be leaving the series in the early episodes. In February 2015 it was announced, it was shot at West London Film Studios. The series is broadcast in at least 25 countries, is available on DVD and via online streaming. New Tricks was produced by Wall to Wall Television for the BBC between 2003 and 2014, Headstrong Pictures thereafter. In 2011, James Bolam left the show to be replaced by Denis Lawson. In 2012, both Alun Armstrong and Amanda Redman departed to be replaced by Nicholas Lyndhurst and Tamzin Outhwaite, respectively.
In September 2014, Dennis Waterman announced that he would be leaving the show after filming two episodes of the next series. Larry Lamb replaced him for the rest of the final series. Roy Mitchell, creator of the series, being a supporter of the English football team West Bromwich Albion, named numerous characters after past and then-current players; the original three main male characters derived their names from the club's oldest stand, "The Halfords Lane Stand", at The Hawthorns football ground in West Bromwich. The theme tune of the programme is sung by cast member Dennis Waterman; the song is "It's Alright". Production music was composed by father and son team Brian and Warren Bennett with technical assistance from Olivia Davies; the British release of the first season DVD contains a cover version of "End of the Line" sung by Dennis Waterman at the end of the pilot episode. Series 1 to 12 of New Tricks are available on DVD on Region 2; these titles are distributed by Acorn Media UK. New Tricks at BBC Programmes New Tricks on IMDb New Tricks at Wall To Producers.
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Goodnight Sweetheart (TV series)
Goodnight Sweetheart is a British sitcom that ran for six series on BBC1 from 1993 to 1999. The show returned on 2 September 2016, for a one-off special entitled Many Happy Returns, it starred Nicholas Lyndhurst as Gary Sparrow, an accidental time traveller who leads a double life after discovering a time portal allowing him to travel between the London of the 1990s and the same area during the Second World War. Lyndhurst had two co-stars portraying his wives in the two eras, his present-day wife was played by Michelle Holmes, replaced by Emma Amos. The show was created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran creators of Birds of a Feather and The New Statesman; the creators wrote the first series. Although made for the BBC, the series has subsequently been repeated on ITV3, Drama and Forces TV on Sky Digital. For his starring role, Lyndhurst won the Most Popular Comedy Performer at the National Television Awards twice in 1998 and 1999; the original entrance to Duckett's Passage, leading to the Royal Oak, is located at Ezra Street, London, E2 7RH.
The Royal Oak is near Ezra Street, at 73 Columbia Road, E2 7RG. Gary Sparrow is a somewhat disillusioned TV repairman, in a drab marriage with his ambitious wife Yvonne, best friends with Ron, a printer whose marriage is on the brink of breakdown. While on a TV repair call-out in London's East End, Gary accidentally discovers a time portal at Duckett's Passage, which leads to war time London. There he meets Phoebe, a pretty barmaid who works in the Royal Oak pub, her father Eric who runs the Royal Oak, Reg Deadman, a dim-witted but friendly policeman. Gary strikes up a friendship with Phoebe, makes repeated trips through the time portal establishing a second life for himself in the 1940s. In this life, he claims to be both a secret agent and a singer-songwriter, by passing off modern-day pop songs as his own songs by The Beatles, he impresses Phoebe by bringing her goods which are available in the present day, but were rationed in wartime Britain, such as chocolate and nylons, they begin a romance.
Throughout the series, Gary flits between both time periods, struggling to balance his two lives and keep Yvonne and Phoebe happy, getting tangled in webs of lies and deceit as he invents cover stories to explain away his constant absences to both. Most episodes centre on a dilemma for Gary caused by his dual life having to choose between letting Yvonne or Phoebe down. Ron is the only other character who knows of his double life – he helps Gary by printing 1940s five-pound notes and ID documents for him – and it is to him who Gary turns when in a predicament if helping him is to Ron's detriment; as the series progresses, the characters are developed further. Gary and Phoebe marry and have a son, Michael. Yvonne becomes pregnant, but suffers a miscarriage. Gary opens a shop in the present day, named "Blitz and Pieces", selling goods he acquires in the 1940s as rare memorabilia. Ron and his wife Stella divorce. Gary and Phoebe move to a luxury flat in Mayfair. Yvonne becomes a millionairess with a successful organic beauty products company, a personal friend of Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie.
In the final episode, set on VE Day, Gary finds that the time portal has closed, trapping him in the past for good, leaving Ron to explain the truth to Yvonne. In the 2016 special, Gary is still married to Phoebe, Michael is now a teenager, but he misses the modern world. On his birthday in 1962, he visits the hospital where his younger self is being born and, after being given his younger self to hold, Gary is thrown forward into the future, reopening the time portal, which now emerges in the men's toilets in a trendy East London burger joint called Hoof And Claw, Yvonne having chosen Gary's old shop for the first of her burger chains location. During his time in the future, he learns that Ron is now living in Yvonne's basement, that multimillionaire Yvonne is now an investor on the BBC's Dragons' Den, that he and Yvonne have a 16-year-old daughter named Ellie, he returns to the past, but contemplates living a double life again so that he can get to know his daughter, thus leaving a plausible link for any future series.
A total of 59 episodes were made, including a Christmas special in 1995 and a special in 2016. Marks and Gran, the creators, wrote the first series; as in Marks and Gran's sitcom Get Back, most episodes of Goodnight Sweetheart — and the programme itself — were named after popular song titles. The show is named after the song "Goodnight, Sweetheart", a popular song of the 1930s and 1940s, popularised by Al Bowlly in 1931. During one episode Gary and Phoebe refer to Bowlly's death during the Second World War; because of a script-editing error, two different episodes were both titled "In the Mood". There is no special connection between these two episodes. All six series and the 1995 Christmas Special have been released on DVD in the UK, the Christmas special was released on the third series DVD; the first five series have been released in Australia. Note although the 2016 special "Many Happy Returns" has not been re
Emsworth is a small town in Hampshire on the south coast of England, near the border of West Sussex. It lies at the north end of an arm of Chichester Harbour, a large and shallow inlet from the English Channel and is equidistant between Portsmouth and Chichester. Emsworth has a population of 10,000; the town has a basin for small yachts and fishing boats, which fills at high tide and can be emptied through a sluice at low tide. In geodemographic segmentation the town is the heart of the Emsworth built-up area, the remainder of, Westbourne and Nutbourne with a combined population of 18,777 in 2011, with a density of 30.5 people per hectare and which shares in two railway stations. Emsworth began as a Saxon village. At first it was linked to the settlement of Warblington nearby. People from Emsworth worshipped in the church at Warblington. Emsworth was not mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Emsworth's name came from Anglo Saxon Æmeles worþ = "a man called Æmele's enclosure". Emsworth grew to be larger and more important: in 1239 Emsworth was granted the right to hold a market, there was an annual fair In 1332 Emsworth was one of Hampshire's four Customs Ports.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, Emsworth was still a port. Emsworth was known for boat building and rope making. Grain from the area was ground into flour by tidal mills and transported by ship to places such as London and Portsmouth. Timber from the area was exported in the 18th and 19th centuries; the River Ems, named after the town, flows into the Slipper millpond. The mill itself is now used as offices. In the 19th century Emsworth had beer houses. At the beginning of the 19th century, Emsworth had a population of less than 1,200 but it was still considered a large village for the time. By the end of the 18th century, it became fashionable for wealthy people to spend the summer by the sea. In 1805 a bathing house was built; the parish Church of St James was built in 1840. Queen Victoria visited Emsworth in 1842, resulting in Queen Street and Victoria Road being named after her. In 1847 the London and South Coast Railway came to Emsworth, with a railway station built to serve the town. By 1901 the population of Emsworth was about 2,000.
It grew during the 20th century to about 5,000 by the middle of the century. In 1906 construction began on the post office, with local cricketer George Wilder laying an inscribed brick; the renamed Emsworth Recreation Ground dates from 1909 and is the current home of Emsworth Cricket Club, founded in 1811. Cricket in Emsworth has been played at the same ground, Cold Harbour Lawn, since 1761. In 1902 the once famous Emsworth oyster industry went into rapid decline; this was after many of the guests at mayoral banquets in Southampton and Winchester became ill and four died after consuming oysters. The infection was due to oysters sourced from Emsworth, as the oyster beds had been contaminated with raw sewage. Fishing oysters at Emsworth was subsequently halted until new sewers were dug, though the industry never recovered. Emsworth's last remaining oyster boat, The Terror, was restored and is now sailing again. During the Second World War, nearby Thorney Island was used as a Royal Air Force station, playing a role in defence in the Battle of Britain.
The north of Emsworth at this time further north was woodland. In the run up to D-Day, the Canadian Army used these woods as one of their pre-invasion assembly points for men and material. Today the foundations of their barracks can still be seen. In the 1960s large parts of this area were developed with a mix of terraced housing. For a few years, Emsworth held a food festival, it was the largest event of its type in the UK, with more than 50,000 visitors in 2007. The festival was cancelled due to numerous complaints of disruption to residents and businesses in the proximity; the harbour is now used exclusively for recreational sailing. The town has two sailing clubs, Emsworth Sailing Club and Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club, the latter based at Quay Mill, a former tide mill. Both clubs organise a programme of racing and social events during the sailing season. In April 2014, Emsworth Sailing Club received national media coverage when retired Royal Navy Captain Clifford'John' Caughey drove his car into the clubhouse, causing a loud explosion and requiring thirty firefighters to extinguish the blaze.
Emsworth is twinned with Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer in Normandy, France The town is part of the Havant constituency, which since the 1983 election has been a Conservative seat. The current Member of Parliament is Alan Mak MP; the town is represented at Havant Borough Council by Councillors Colin Mackey, Rivka Cresswell and Lulu Bowerman. The local Hampshire County Councillor is Ray Bolton; the town has branches of the Conservative Party, Liberal Democrats, the Labour Party and United Kingdom Independence Party. Emsworth railway station is on the West Coastway Line, it has services that run to Portsmouth, Southampton and London Victoria. Stagecoach South operate the number 700 bus which operates between Southsea. Local bus services are provided by Emsworth & District, which operate services to Havant and Chichester. Denise Black, actress. Best known for playing Denise Osbourne in Coronation Hazel in Queer as Folk. Sir Peter Blake, yachtsman. Broke the world record for the fastest solo cir