DS Icon: Christopher Ettridge
As with much of the Beeb's sitcom output in the '90s, Sweetheart was safe, cuddly and like a freshly-filled hot water bottle for viewers, providing reliable comforts rather than edgy laughs. While the programme centred on the rather dodgy issue of a time-travelling bigamist, the laughs were always clean and plentiful. Ettridge was a centre-point for much of the silliness and humour, providing a comic foil for the straight-faced Nicholas Lyndhurst. His career may not have blossomed since, but for his role as Reg alone, we love a bit of Ettridge.
Click along our gallery below for some classic snaps of Christopher:
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