As Time Goes By

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As Time Goes By in season four, Jean and Lionel visit the Hardcastle country home since Lionel's father Rocky and his wife Madge have gone to Mongolia. Lionel gets a shock when his ex-wife Margaret asks to meet up. The American broadcast of the mini series based on Lionel and Jean's romance is imminent but Lionel is unhappy he might have to rewrite his script.
Starring
Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Country Set
    January 7 1996
    28min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    With Lionel's father and step-mother off yak-riding in Mongolia, Jean and Lionel decide to head off for the Hardcastle country home. There they are "adopted" by the country set who have scheduled a whirlwind of social activities for them.
  2. 2. Lionel's Ex-Wife
    January 14 1996
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lionel unexpectedly receives a letter from his ex-wife Margaret. When he and Jean meet with her, Margaret is far from the frumpy woman Lionel remembers; she has a young boy toy and dripping with jewels!
  3. 3. Lionel's New Hobby
    January 21 1996
    29min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In search for a hobby to help occupy his time, Lionel takes to model boat building. Jean and company become concerned with this new pastime and take action.
  4. 4. Avoiding the Country Set
    February 4 1996
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    On their last trip to the country, both Jean and Lionel were unsettled by the constant annoyance of the country set. They try stealthily sneaking into his family country home without anyone seeing them.
  5. 5. Broadcast Plan
    February 11 1996
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Alistair announces the mini-series based on their romance is due to broadcast in the United States in September. Lionel is miffed at the re-write to his script and refuses to attend the premiere. Judy and Sandy leap at the chance to go.
  6. 6. At Death's Door
    February 18 1996
    29min
    TV-PG
    Penny is convinced she will not be long in this world as she prepares for a routine hospital stay. Lionel and Jean get the job of looking after Stephen while she is away.
  7. 7. Showered with Gifts
    February 25 1996
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Lionel and Jean made a stand against the ghastly country set several weeks earlier, they became very popular with the villagers. Those same villagers now shower the couple with gifts ranging from a barrel of spirits to a piglet.

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Directors
Sydney Lotterby
Producers
Sydney LotterbyPhilip Jones
Season year
1996
Network
BBC America
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Format
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3.5 out of 5 stars

227 global ratings

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  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
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Dave HReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Our Favorite Sitcom
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As Time Goes By has become the favorite sitcom for my wife and I. We went through the entire 9 seasons early in 2014 and now we are going through the entire 9 seasons again. We would strongly recommend watching from the beginning because each show builds on a previous show. It would not be nearly as funny beginning in the middle somewhere. I think if you watch it from the beginning you will see that this is a masterpiece of comedy. The acting is superb and the script is extremely witty.
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FMGReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Miss watching
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This is a wonderful program that has, unfortunately, been removed from the prime list so I no longer can get it from Amazon TV. It was a favorite of my wife and myself. I do hope it comes back.
amp1276Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A delight to watch over and over
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Always pleasant show to watch. Judi Dench is perfect as always and brings us, the viewers, into her family reminding us that love and romance knows no boundaries such as age and time.
tomcincinnatusReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Done so well...
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This comedy is so well done that when it was taken off AmazonPrime I ordered the entire set of DVDs.
dmikReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
The dvd region was not listed
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when in received the dvd it would not play in my dvd player. Now I have to watch it on my computer
maryReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watched every season at least 4 times. It was ...
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Watched every season at least 4 times. It was offered on Amazon Prime, I hope it is offered again soon !!!!!
GerryReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice show to watch
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I'm disappointed you took it off prime,,,,,
Phyllis EReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
This ones's a ten for sure
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We like the characters, the plot development, the setting. Everything about this series is classic English humor which we love.
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