As Time Goes By (1992–2005)
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Surprise, Surprise 

Jean and Judy decide to pay Lionel a surprise visit while he lectures at a conference in Norwich. The surprise is not a very welcome one and Jean finds Lionel staying with another woman. As... See full summary »

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Geoffrey Leesley ...
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Peter Moreton ...
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Nicola Gibson ...
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Chris Samsworth ...
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Jean and Judy decide to pay Lionel a surprise visit while he lectures at a conference in Norwich. The surprise is not a very welcome one and Jean finds Lionel staying with another woman. As Alistair begins to show interest in Jean rather than in Judy, a battle of the sexes, and ages, erupts. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG
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2 February 1992 (UK)  »

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Paul Rogers receives third billing, below the two stars. This is rare for the series, with the regular cast normally taking precedence over guests. See more »

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[first lines]
Headmaster: Hardcastle, so good of you to come out to the wild on such short notice.
Headmaster: It's very kind of you to meet me, Master, but you really shouldn't have bothered.
Headmaster: Oh, nonsense. Always enjoy railway stations. It's the only time I weigh myself, when I'm at a railway station. Car's this way. "My Life in Burma", isn't it, your lecture?
Lionel: "My Life in Kenya" actually.
Headmaster: So it is.
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