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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Judi Dench ...  Jean Hardcastle / ... 67 episodes, 1992-2005
Geoffrey Palmer ...  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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English

Release Date:

12 January 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahogy múlik az idő See more »

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(64 episodes) | (1 episode) | (1 episode) | (1 episode)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Moira Brooker, who plays Judith, Jean's grown-up daughter, admits to occasionally being so mesmerized by Judi Dench's talents while taping that she would forget to say her lines. 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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Featured in The Funny Ladies of British Comedy (2004) See more »

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As Time Goes By
Written by Herman Hupfeld
Performed by Joe Fagin
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Wonderful Life
21 August 2005 | by cdelacroix1See all my reviews

My mother and I have watched this on PBS every Sunday night for the past several years. And we both absolutely love it. The characterizations are perfect, the characters credible and amiable, the dialog VERY well written, the entire series reliably funny and likable and just plain delightful.

My mother and I always say at the end of each episode something like this: "They're such nice people ... wouldn't it be wonderful if we could have them for neighbors?" How many characters in either movie or TV can that be said of? I can't find a rating opportunity for this one. Darn. I would give it a 9 out of 10.


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