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As Time Goes By Radio/TV Program

As Time Goes By

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Publisher's Summary

Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as old flames Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle. Their love story was all set for a happy ending in the 1950s when Jean was a student nurse and Lionel, a young army officer. But he was posted abroad and they lost touch. Thirty-eight years later, Lionel has returned to London to publish his autobiography and, through a strange coincidence, he is reunited with Jean who has set up a secretarial agency.

Specially adapted in six episodes for BBC Radio 2, this hugely popular BBC1 bittersweet comedy about the reunited lovers asks the burning question, Can the flame of passion still flicker in middle age?

©1996 Bob Larbey (P)2013 BBC Worldwide Limited

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    Gigs 24/06/2014
    Gigs 24/06/2014
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    "Brill!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Love this series. Even better on radio. Pity there's only one download you can by


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love Lionel. He talks so much sense. Jean annoys me sometimes very nosey woman!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When Jean and Lionel go to stay with penny and Stephen


    Was As Time Goes By worth the listening time?

    Absolutely never get bored of listening


    Any additional comments?

    Release more please!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 12/10/2017
    12/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "more episodes"

    loved it, would like to carry on listening to series.
    could you please put rest of series on to finish

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Suzy 03/11/2015
    Suzy 03/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it just wish it was longer"

    I loved it I just wish it was longer, JD & GP were absolutely amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CLB 25/03/2015
    CLB 25/03/2015
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    "Amusing"

    Lovely simple story line with interesting characters. Quality of recording is very good.... Good clarity. Very enjoyable. Shall look out for the rest of series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 19/09/2017
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    "EXCELLENCE"

    Personal favourite. Could listen to Judi and Geoffrey all day long!! Fabulous addition to my library.

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    Amazon Customer manchester UK 14/08/2017
    Amazon Customer manchester UK 14/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent"

    classic performances and very funny. A shame there isn't more. would recommend. very enjoyable.

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    Jackie 08/07/2017
    Jackie 08/07/2017
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    "Outstanding"
    What did you like most about As Time Goes By?

    Judi Dench is one of my favourites and her & Geoffrey Palmer are excellent together as well as apart. All the charactors are so perfect for their roles that's why it works and that's why you want to listen time & time again. WE NEED MORE PLEASE one is not enough!!!!


    What other book might you compare As Time Goes By to, and why?

    I can't because to me it's unique and in a class of its own and nothing comes close to As time goes by!


    What does Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Their wit charm and impecable timing & the use of words , the way it was written, well what can I say pure gold talent


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    As time went by, as it's an old series now but still as fresh as the day it was first broadcast


    Any additional comments?

    All actors that took part deserve an oscar for their performances, they are all exceptional & talented and a sheer pleasure to listen to or watch

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Dumpleton 13/02/2017
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    "Lovely couple to listen too."

    Loved the tv series and love this audio book too. Just a shame they didn't do the rest of the series.

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  • S. Smith
    17/02/13
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    "A wonderful time!"

    This is a great radio play closely following the BBC T.V. series. The characters are well written and charming. The situations they find themselves in are entertaining without being fantastic or unbelievable and their interactions reveal a very genuine warmth. A healthy dose of sarcasm and self deprecating humor keeps the program from becoming too sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the company of Lionel and Jean. The only improvement I could ask for is the ability to buy the next few series!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • MillenniumMike
    Aurora, IL United States
    05/10/13
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    "Just as charming as the television show"

    I don't know what there is about "As Time Goes By" but I am a fan of the TV show and I very much enjoy listening to these 6 shows on audio. The acting is first-rate and the story lines are cute and warm. I hope they bring more of the episodes to audio listening, as they are so enjoyable and relaxing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rosemary
    United States
    29/07/13
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    "Love this series"
    If you could sum up As Time Goes By in three words, what would they be?

    My life


    What was one of the most memorable moments of As Time Goes By?

    All of them as they bring the series to my mind.


    What about Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer ’s performance did you like?

    How true to each other they are. I can picture them.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Its been done and its fabulous


    Any additional comments?

    Love it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • KJP
    29/06/15
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    "Wonderful Performance"

    I loved this show and equally enjoyed the radio show. I wish there were more episodes for me to enjoy. I have been a repeat listener. I highly recommend this show.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • "Enya"
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    14/01/16
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    "Favorite"

    one of our favorite British comedies. we are still watching it every week on pbs.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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