As Time Goes By

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  • TV-PG
  • 1992
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.2  (3,896)

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.

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Seasons
You Must Remember This, Part 2
6. You Must Remember This, Part 2
August 10, 2002
For the first time in ages, Jean and Lionel have the house to themselves following Judith's wedding and Sandy's departure with Harry to Canada. Jean is trying to persuade Lionel to write 'part two' of his autobiography.
You Must Remember This, Part 1
5. You Must Remember This, Part 1
August 11, 2002
For the first time in ages, Jean and Lionel have the house to themselves following Judith's wedding and Sandy's departure with Harry to Canada. Jean is trying to persuade Lionel to write 'part two' of his autobiography.
What Now?
4. What Now?
August 4, 2002
Although Judy and Alistair are away on their honeymoon, Jean has not finished match-making, determined to bring Sandy and Harry together at last. Then, against the advice of Lionel, Jean befriends a young back-packer found on their front door step.
The Wedding
3. The Wedding
July 21, 2002
The day of Alistair and Judy's wedding is here and everyone hopes it will go off without a hitch. But a best man with a broken leg and the threat of an emotional breakdown from Alistair threaten to wreck everything.
Another Proposal
2. Another Proposal
July 14, 2002
Judy and Alistair make plans for their upcoming wedding and decide that a country wedding at the big house would be perfect. But when Alistair begins to take things out of control, Judy starts to worry about the wedding becoming more than just a quiet affair.
Time to Settle Down
1. Time to Settle Down
July 7, 2002
It seems like Judy and Sandy might be finally settling down when Alistair proposes again to Judy and Sandy gets a visit from Harry. Sandy is discovers Harry has been promoted to Detective Sergeant and has been offered an attachment to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Though he is making plans for his new life, it is beginning to look as if she may not be part of it.
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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.As Time Goes By is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (122 episodes). The series first aired on January 12, 1992.

Where to Watch As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By is available for streaming on the BBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch As Time Goes By on demand at Amazon Prime, Vudu and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 12, 1992
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (3,896)