As Time Goes By (1992–2005)

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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)
Moira Brooker ...
 Judith / ... (63 episodes, 1992-2005)
Philip Bretherton ...
 Alistair Deacon (60 episodes, 1992-2005)
Jenny Funnell ...
 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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12 January 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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, the first time Rocky is seen speaking to Mrs. Bale, he calls her Mrs. Bales. See more »

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[repeated line]
Rocky Hardcastle: Rock on!
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Referenced in That Mitchell and Webb Look: Episode #4.5 (2010) See more »

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Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
Written by L. Russell Brown and Irwin Levine
Performed by Joan Sims
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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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