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  • You Must Remember This

    Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star in the very first episode of the popular romantic comedy. A couple meet up 38 years after being separated.

  • You Must Remember This

    Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star in the very first episode of the popular romantic comedy. A couple meet up 38 years after being separated.

  • Getting to Know You Again

    Judi Dench stars in this romantic sitcom. Despite attending a ghastly party together, Lionel and Jean start to rekindle their love affair.

  • Getting to Know You Again

    Judi Dench stars in this romantic sitcom. Despite attending a ghastly party together, Lionel and Jean start to rekindle their love affair.

  • Copper Kettle

    Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench together as ill-starred, middle-aged lovers. Lionel invites Jean out for the day to Buckinghamshire, where they spent time in the 50s.

  • Copper Kettle

    Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench together as ill-starred, middle-aged lovers. Lionel invites Jean out for the day to Buckinghamshire, where they spent time in the 50s.

  • Surprise, Surprise

    Warm-hearted sitcom. Jean pays Lionel a surprise visit on his lecture tour, but their friendship looks in danger when Lionel reveals a surprise of his own.

  • Surprise, Surprise

    Warm-hearted sitcom. Jean pays Lionel a surprise visit on his lecture tour, but their friendship looks in danger when Lionel reveals a surprise of his own.

  • Relationships

    The course of love second-time-around isn't running very smoothly for Jean and Lionel. Jean is still annoyed with Lionel, and makes a play for his young publisher.

  • Relationships

    The course of love second-time-around isn't running very smoothly for Jean and Lionel. Jean is still annoyed with Lionel, and makes a play for his young publisher.

Episode guide

As Time Goes By

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Series 1

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  • You Must Remember This

    Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star in the very first episode of the popular romantic comedy. A couple meet up 38 years after being separated.

  • Getting to Know You Again

    Judi Dench stars in this romantic sitcom. Despite attending a ghastly party together, Lionel and Jean start to rekindle their love affair.

  • Copper Kettle

    Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench together as ill-starred, middle-aged lovers. Lionel invites Jean out for the day to Buckinghamshire, where they spent time in the 50s.

  • Surprise, Surprise

    Warm-hearted sitcom. Jean pays Lionel a surprise visit on his lecture tour, but their friendship looks in danger when Lionel reveals a surprise of his own.

  • Relationships

    The course of love second-time-around isn't running very smoothly for Jean and Lionel. Jean is still annoyed with Lionel, and makes a play for his young publisher.

  • Picnic

    Two of the nation's favourite actors together in the romantic sitcom. Alistair won't take no for an answer in his pursuit of Jean. Judith, on the other hand, is after Lionel.

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Series 2

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  • White Hunter

    Classic comedy. Lionel finishes his memoirs and his publisher reckons that the book really needs a picture of the author on its cover. But just what sort of picture?

  • Weekend Away

    An early episode of the romantic sitcom. Judith decides to go away for the weekend, leaving her mother and Lionel alone together. Will they make their feelings known?

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  • Visiting Rocky

    Adored 90s sitcom. Lionel is depressed that he's no longer a young man. Jean meets Lionel's father, a complete contrast to Lionel, who has some rather surprising news.

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  • Why?

    National treasures Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench star in the romcom. Lionel wonders why a rich and successful publisher is interested in his less-than-blockbuster book.

  • Misunderstandings

    Geoffrey Palmer, the king of sitcom, stars alongside the great Judi Dench in the gentle comedy. Jean's going to visit her sister-in-law and she wants Lionel to go.

  • Cruise

    Long-running sitcom. Lionel, haggard from too much book-signing, is offered a free holiday and asks Jean if she would like to join him. He doesn't get the answer he expected.

  • Book Signing

    Sitcom about a couple who find romance the second time around. It's the day of Lionel's book launch, and Jean goes with him to the book-signing session.

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Series 3

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  • We'll Always Have Paris

    Sitcom. Jean and Lionel used to dream of a romantic holiday together in Paris. The dream becomes a reality, but they find that they're not alone when there.

  • Rocky's Wedding Day

    Jean is to be bridesmaid at Lionel's father's wedding, and Lionel's to give away the bride - or at least that's the plan.

  • Living Together, But Where?

    Romantic comedy with Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. Jean and Lionel have decided they want to live together. What could possibly go wrong?

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  • Covering Up

    Jean's sister-in-law Penny and husband Stephen want to see the 'lovey-dovey twosome', but Jean and Lionel have fallen out. Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer are the dream cast.

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  • Moving In

    The story continues in the classy comedy. Lionel is moving in with Jean, but both have lived alone for some time. Will they be able to cope with their new way of life?

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  • Branching Out

    Sitcom legends together. Jean worries about Lionel's work prospects. But when she tackles Lionel's publisher, she discovers that Lionel has been economical with the truth.

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  • The Mini-Series

    National treasures Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer team up in the gentle comedy. Jean must find a manager to run the agency, as Lionel prepares for a potential mini-series.

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  • A Trip to Los Angeles

    The consistently excellent romantic comedy starring Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. Jean and Lionel are in LA to discuss turning their love story into a film.

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  • Dealing With Sally

    The gentle romantic comedy with Dame Judi and Geoffrey Palmer. Having flown in from LA, Lionel thinks they should rest, but Jean insists on returning to work.

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  • Problems, Problems

    The popular romantic sitcom about a middle-aged couple rekindling their love. Lionel's father, Rocky, and new bride Madge end their honeymoon in hospital.

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Series 4

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  • A House Full of Women

    Romantic comedy with a couple who find love in their later years. Lionel is surrounded by females - poor fellow! - and wonders if he has done the right thing moving in.

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  • Rewrites

    Geoffrey Palmer finally finds love with Judi Dench in the gentle sitcom. Lionel's secretary is driving him mad but Judith refuses to fire her. Sandy and Judith stay at Jean's place.

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  • Getting Rid of Gwen

    The genial jowls of Geoffrey Palmer bestride another episode. Lionel has become exasperated with his secretary and so Jean devises a plan to get rid of her.

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  • The Affair

    Gentle romantic comedy. Jean's sister-in-law Penny is convinced that her husband is having an affair with his dental nurse, and insists that she move in with Jean and Lionel.

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  • Welcome News

    Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer in the classic comedy. The US producer is looking for locations for Lionel's American TV mini series. And Lionel's father Rocky turns up.

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  • The Anniversary Party

    The gentle, romantic sitcom with Geoffrey Palmer falling for Judi Dench. Lionel's proposal to Jean has been accepted but their happiness is not shared by all.

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  • Wedding Preparations

    Dame Judi stars alongside Geoffrey Palmer in the gentle comedy. Jean and Lionel's date for their wedding has been set and the preparations are in full swing.

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  • Wedding Day Nerves

    Wedding day nerves affect Lionel, whilst Jean does her best to remain composed in spite of her sister-in-law's efforts to calm her.

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  • Judith's New Romance

    Romantic comedy with Dame Judi and Geoffrey Palmer - a perfect match. Judith is involved in a new romance. From Sandy's evasive comments there is clearly a problem.

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  • Improvements

    The comedy about a couple who get together in their autumnal years. The TV series based on Jean and Lionel's early romance is now in production, but changes have been made.

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Series 5

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  • The Country Set

    Gentle comedy with the perfect pairing of Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. Jean and Lionel plan a quiet weekend away from it all, but things don't work out.

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  • Lionel's Ex-Wife

    Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench team up in the excellent sitcom. Lionel gets an unexpected letter from his ex-wife, a fact that does not go unnoticed by Jean.

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  • Lionel's New Hobby

    Gentle comedy with two of Britain's best-loved actors. Lionel takes up model boat building. Jean is concerned about his motives for indulging in such a sedentary pastime.

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  • Avoiding the Country Set

    Wonderful casting pairing Judi Dench with Geoffrey Palmer. Still hoping for a quiet weekend in the country, Lionel and Jean take unusual steps to avoid 'the gang'.

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  • Broadcast Plans

    Gentle comedy with the classy coupling of Judi Dench and sitcom legend Geoffrey Palmer. Lionel's script makes the big time on American TV, but how will it be received?

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  • At Death's Door

    Classic comedy. While Penny has routine surgery in hospital, Jean and Lionel find themselves playing host and emotional nursemaid to Stephen.

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  • Showered with Gifts

    Will weekends in the country give Lionel and Jean a chance to get away from it all, now that they are no longer beholden to the 'gang'?

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Series 6

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  • The Stalker

    Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer are the middle-aged lovers in this romantic sitcom. Jean is concerned when Lionel comes to the rescue of his secretary, who is being stalked.

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  • The Psychotherapist

    Dame Judi Dench stars in the warm-hearted sitcom. Jean wonders whether it is time to hand over the running of her secretarial agency to Judith and Sandy.

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  • The Dinner Party

    Excellent romantic comedy from Bob Larbey, who also created The Good Life. Jean learns that her daughter is seeing a married man.

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  • What's Wrong with Mrs Bale?

    Gentle comedy for gentle folk, with the great pairing of Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench. Lionel is not well and Jean tries to console him.

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  • Alistair's Engagement

    Jean and Lionel return from the country to find that Judith's boyfriend has been staying in the house. Then Alistair makes a surprising announcement.

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  • The House Next Door

    More laughs with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. The Hardcastles look forward to a quiet evening, until they hear noise from the empty house next door.

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  • A Surprise for Jean

    Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench - who could be more cosy in the gentle comedy? As Jean longs for a few surprises from Lionel, Alistair is planning something.

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Series 7

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  • Pardon?

    Classic comedy. Jean suspects Lionel is going deaf, but how can she convince him? Meanwhile, Judith and Alistair seem a little closer to each other.

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  • An Old Flame

    The past threatens to cast a shadow over the couple's cosy romance in the gentle sitcom. Lionel's jealousy is aroused when an old flame from Jean's past gets in touch.

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  • The New Neighbours

    The house next door to Jean and Lionel's is up for sale, and Jean indulges in a little careful snooping.

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  • The Bypass

    Lovely gentle comedy with Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench. Jean and Lionel have planned a few days in the country, in the house of Lionel's globe-trotting father.

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  • Too Old, Or Too Nosy

    Comedy with the masterful coupling of Geoffrey Palmer with Dame Judi Dench. A visit from Jean's sister-in-law looms.

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  • The Old Folks' Party

    Lionel's father and his wife are expected for a visit, and Jean, having helped at the local old people's home, realises how well they cope with old age.

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  • The Proposal

    Romance is in the air at the Hardcastle household. Sandy and boyfriend Harry have had a tiff and Jean does her best to patch things up.

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Series 8

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  • A Deeply Personal Problem

    Romantic sitcom with two of our finest actors, from one of the creators of 'The Good Life'. Jean contemplates some matchmaking and asks Alistair to help.

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  • Animal Magnetism

    Another slice of classy comedy. Judith's ex-boyfriend asks her best friend Sandy out on a date. Sandy is not sure if she should accept - how will Judith react?

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  • The Bathroom

    Gentle comedy about the joys of mature love. Jean decides to get an additional bathroom after Lionel accidentally walks in on Sandy while she is in the bath.

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  • Surprising News

    Classic comedy with two of Britain's finest actors. Jean's sister-in-law Penny and her husband are due to visit, and their arrival is awaited with mixed feelings.

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  • Future Imperfect

    Sitcom god Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench ooze class in the charming comedy series. Lionel admits to Jean that he has neglected to make any pension plans.

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  • Going Online

    Subtle sitcom teaming Geoffrey Palmer with Dame Judi. Jean doesn't want the technological age to leave her behind and decides to go online.

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Series 9

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  • You Can't Manufacture Happy Endings for Everybody

    Romantic sitcom. Sandy's boyfriend arrives with some important news, and Jean is desperate to know what it is.

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  • Another Proposal

    Jean is delighted to hear that daughter Judith has accepted Alistair's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, Penny and Stephen have some news of their own.

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  • The Wedding

    Rocky comes to the rescue when there is a problem with the best man at Alistair and Judith's wedding. Lol's wedding outfit does not go quite according to plan.

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  • What Now?

    Alistair and Judith are now married, but will Harry pluck up the courage and ask Sandy to join him in Canada? Jean has taken pity on a homeless girl named Dave.

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  • You Must Remember This

    New. One-hour special of the romantic sitcom including clips from past episodes. Jean and Lionel, now married, reminisce on their own. Sweet!

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  • You Must Remember This - Part Two

    New. Second of two specials featuring clips from past episodes. With Alistair and Judith married and Sandy and Harry now in Canada, Lionel and Jean reminisce.

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Series 9

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  • You Must Remember This...: Part 1

    Special episode of the romantic sitcom featuring clips from past series. On their own at last, Jean and Lionel look back on their life together.

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  • You Must Remember This...: Part 2

    Special episode of the romantic sitcom featuring clips from past series. On their own at last, Jean and Lionel look back on their life together.

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Series 10

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  • As Time Goes By

    Two-part Christmas edition of the romantic sitcom. Jean and Lionel are looking forward to Sandy's and Harry's return, and Jean is looking forward to Sandy and Judith having babies.

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  • As Time Goes By

    Second of a two-part special edition of the romantic sitcom. Patrick is looking for his father, Stephen wants to be a celebrity and Lionel just wants some peace and quiet.

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