As Time Goes By

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8.21992TV-PG
Jean and Lionel are reunited 38 years later when Lionel returns to England to write his memoirs, and Jean's agency supplies him with a secretary. Neither of them is romantically involved but they are older, wiser and not as eager to jump into a relationship.
Starring
Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. You Must Remember This
    January 12, 1992
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lionel and Jean meet again by accident after 38 years. Each has been married but is now alone. There is a possibility that they could get together again, but 38 years is a long time and many things have changed.
  2. 2. Getting to Know You - Again
    January 19, 1992
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Although 38 years ago Lionel and Jean were young and in love, thoughts of rekindling the romance seem absurd at this point. They have made vague promises to keep in touch, but there is some doubt as to whether they really will.
  3. 3. The Copper Kettle
    January 26, 1992
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jean and Lionel have now established an ambiguous, uneasy friendship. Does this give them enough common ground on which they can build a new relationship?
  4. 4. Surprise, Surprise
    February 2, 1992
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After spending a day visiting a reminiscent town of their youth together, Lionel departs London to give a lecture. Jean is persuaded by her daughter to pay him a surprise visit. It is Jean who is surprised when she finds Lionel with one Denise on his arm.
  5. 5. Relationships
    February 16, 1992
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Relations have turned quite frosty between them since Jean has found Lionel in the company of another woman. Alistair, Lionel's agent, has become keen on Jean. Jean responds to his attentions as a way of getting back at Lionel.
  6. 6. The Picnic
    February 23, 1992
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Judy, Jean's daughter, is smitten with Lionel while Alistair is love-struck by Jean. Lionel and Jean are flattered by the attention but feel it must stop. They plan a picnic with Judy and Alistair in hopes that the two of them will hit it off together.

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Directors
Sydney Lotterby
Producers
Sydney LotterbyPhilip Jones
Season year
1992
Network
BBC America
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Format
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Tom TriggReviewed in the United States on February 24, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
program cancellation
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Could you at least warn us that you're going to remove shows in this way?! How about letting us know why these shows are dropped? This isn't the first series that we have enjoyed until you cut them out as we got to about mid-way through the available shows. Very irritating!!!
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
old fashioned romance
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I can remember watching this on good old fashioned TV and it is nice to see the show again. It seems hopelessly old fashioned, but the mother-daughter relationship was quite advanced for its time. The mother, played by the ever young Judy Dench, was a character used to successfully running her own life, while her career-driven daughter is not only supportive of her mother rediscovering an old lover, but also seems to enjoy finding out about the family secrets and relationships that had never before crossed her horizon. The pacing is slower than we are used to today, and the program takes place mostly in sets that are more like watching a play up close and personal. This role was probably the one that made Judy Dench such a familiar actress to today's audience. She was terrific in the Marigold hotel, and I know she'll be quite fun to watch in the newly released MH part 2.
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NonameReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Where did it go?
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I have always loved this show. It was a pleasant surprise to see in on Prime. That being said, midway through the next season, the series disappeared....that was extremely disappointing.
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Amazon2000Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Show
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I'm usually more into British mysteries, but I love Judi Dench, so I gave it a whirl. The two main characters (Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench), fell in love back in 1953. Geoffrey's character, Lionel, was in the military and Judi's character, Jean, was a nurse. Lionel leaves for the Korean war and writes Jean a letter that gets lost in the mail. Jean, thinking she's been dumped, is heartbroken. Lionel, who doesn't receive a response to his letter, is also upset, but both too proud to write a second letter! Thirty-eight years later they meet again. Lionel is divorced with no children and Jean is a widow with a grown daughter. The story, over 10 seasons (well, British seasons), is how they get together and the family dynamics. Lionel is now a writer and Jean runs her own temporary typing agency. It's a great show that anyone who enjoys good comedy will enjoy!
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Mark S.Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
British comedy and humor at its very best - with two of the best actors.
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Great series - A widow and divorcee meet again many years after being young lovers during WW2. Neither of the them wrote to each other because a letter went missing so they thought the other person was not interested. These two reluctant love birds settle into the new, somewhat prickly relationship. Great actors, great script, hilarious situations. Great clever, dry British humor. Shame Amazon no longer have the rights to stream it.
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Judith K.Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2015
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Very disappointed to learn it is no longer available
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Just started watching this series on Prime and I was REALLY enjoying it! Very disappointed to learn it is no longer available.
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trying to be helpful-VickiReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great, relaxing TV and I actually knew two people who fit the shows basis! Only difference is they were Canadian and WWII.
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I love all the bbc series. I missed the start of this series due to the death of my beloved mother who introduced me to "The Thursday Night Brit Coms". Unfortunately she missed this one as well but she would have loved it. Typical British dry humor but with great acting and cute stories. I have watched the first 2 that I never saw and I don't think much changed in the way of actor's. Some were added along the way, but never kept...it was so enjoyable to watch how it began, it filled in a few pieced in the puzzle as well. It is just enjoyable, relaxing good stuff. Out of all the series I have seen, this is certainly the most realistic. But all the season's have great surprises. The casting is fantastic all the way through!
MPHReviewed in the United States on February 21, 2015
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Five Stars
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Love this show. Why was it removed from Prime?
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