Watch As Time Goes By
- 9 Seasons
As Time Goes By is one of the most popular British sitcoms of all time and has been shown around the world; the show features a rekindled love story between two people who lost touch 38 years before during the Korean War. The main characters of Lional and Jean hardcastle are played by respected British stage and screen actors, Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench; although she is now forever linked with the role of jean Hardcastle Dench was the second choice for the role behind Hollywood legend Jean Simmons. Nine seasons of As Time Goes By were produced between 1992 and 2002, which were followed by a two part special reunion in 2005 for a total of 67 episodes; the show was also adapted for radio by the BBC and ran for three seasons. The plot of the show revolves around Army Officer Lionel Hardcastle who fell in love with a nurse called Jean Pargetter during the 1950s; after being sent to Korea Lionel sends a letter which is lost and never makes it to Jean prompting the end of the relationship. During the 38 years between their last meeting and the rekindling of their relationship Lionel and jean have both married and Jean has a daughter called Judi; Lional emigrated to Kenya and later returned to England following his divorce from first wife Margaret. Lionel and Jean meet again when he hires a secretary from Jean's agency Type For You to help him type up a manuscript of his life story; Jean's daughter Judi is sent to type Lionel's manuscript prompting Lionel and Jean to meet again. As the seasons progress Jean and Lionel marry and retire shifting the focus of the sitcom onto the relationship between Jean's daughter Judi and Lionel's publisher Alistair. The title of the show was taken from the song As Time Goes By, which also acted as the theme of the show sung by Joe Fagin. The sitcom was created by Colin Bostock-Smith, but was written by Bob Larby for the BBC; Larby's earlier credits had included a large number of successful BBC sitcoms. As Time Goes By has been shown on a large number of networks in the U.S., Australia and Nigeria.