"The Picnic" is an episode of As Time Goes By starring Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, and Moira Brooker. Realizing how absurd it is that Judy and Alistair are attracted to Jean and Lionel instead of each other, the elders plan a picnic for the four of them in the hope that Judy and Alistair will realize they're meant to be together.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Jean Pargetter
... Lionel Hardcastle
... Judith Hanson
... Alistair Deacon
... Sandy
Tony Millan ... Gorillagram
Eileen Dunwoodie ... Room Service Waitress
Nick Curtis ... Band Leader
Judd Proctor ... Band Member
Micky Binelli ... Band Member
Dave Richmond ... Band Member
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Realizing how absurd it is that Judy and Alistair are attracted to Jean and Lionel instead of each other, the elders plan a picnic for the four of them in the hope that Judy and Alistair will realize they're meant to be together.

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG
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16 February 1992 (UK)  »

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[first lines]
[doorbell rings]
Jean: Gosh, you're early.
Judith: I'm keen.
[Judith opens the door]
Band Leader: Miss Pargetter?
Judith: No. Mum! There's a band for you.
Jean: I don't laugh at jokes, Judy, in the morning; you know that.
[sees the band]
Jean: Good Lord.
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Soundtracks

What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
(uncredited)
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Nick Curtis
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