TV repairman Gary Sparrow (Nicholas Lyndhurst, Only Fools and Horses) is more or less happily married to personnel officer Yvonne. She is studying for an Open University degree in psychology and has higher aspirations than a two-bedroom starter home in Cricklewood.
While out on a job, Gary gets lost in the East End of London and, upon entering a mysterious pub, magically finds himself transported to 1940s Britain!
But could it be so? Is it a 1940s themed pub or just a dream, perhaps? The reality of a German air raid convinces him that he has truly walked through time — and as Gary learns how to travel freely between the 1940s and the 1990s, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the lovely, but married, Phoebe (Dervla Kirwan of Ballykissangel).