The Korean War and a long lost letter separate the lives of young lovers Jean and Lionel, whose paths cross again by happenstance.
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 Jean Hardcastle / ... (67 episodes, 1992-2005)
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 Lionel Hardcastle (67 episodes, 1992-2005)
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 Judith / ... (63 episodes, 1992-2005)
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 Alistair Deacon (60 episodes, 1992-2005)
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 Sandy (59 episodes, 1992-2005)
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Lionel and Jean were lovers many years ago at the time of the Korean War. They are separated by a misunderstanding but meet again by chance when Lionel needs a secretary from Jean's firm. He takes her daughter, Judy, out on a date and discovers she is Jean's daughter. The two reunite and fall back in love. Written by Christopher Rothbauer <kg9it@qsl.net>

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Ahogy múlik az idő  »

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The man and woman in the photographs in the opening of the show, who are supposed to be Jean (Judi Dench) and Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) when they first met, are actually Dench's daughter, actress Finty Williams, and Palmer's son. See more »

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In Season 2 Episode 3 (1992), Lionel comments on Rocky's lifestyle, in that "the way he goes about life, he's only got two or three years at best." In Season 3 Episode 2 (1993), Lionel is on the phone with Rocky's doctor, Dr. Field, and tells Jean that "the old fool will be lucky if he lasts another year." In Season 3 Episode 10, Madge admits to knowing that "Rocky isn't supposed to have very much time." Nothing else was mentioned about Rocky's health. Ironically, in real life, Joan Sims (who played Rocky's wife, Madge) died in 2001. Also, she was not featured in Season 8, which aired in 2000, even though she was referenced. See more »

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[repeated line]
Rocky Hardcastle: Rock on!
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Referenced in The Einstein Factor: Episode #2.24 (2005) See more »

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What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Nick Curtis and band
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Possibly the best sit-com ever
10 January 2003 | by (Waynesboro, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews





"As Times Goes By" is brilliantly written, directed, and--especially-- acted. What a marvelous treat to see the fascinating Judi Dench week after week. She and Geoffrey Palmer have incredible chemistry together. There are many laugh-out-loud laughs, as well as serious moments too. The final scene in the second episode is perfection. The series would be have been well-advised to end about two seasons before it did, but even these episodes are head-and-shoulders above most of today's television. All in all, a remarkable achievement sustained, for the most part, over nine seasons. Bravo, all concerned! Brava, brava, Judi!


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