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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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  • Deb
  • 16-01-2020

excellent and hysterical performances

excellent and hysterical performances by all the original characters (except Alistair). highly recommended. great actors and well performed.

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funny and witty

loved this it was very funny and witty a delight to listen too sadly far to short

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👌we love this show

As with the TV presentation, As Time Goes By is a great way to while away the hours. Funny. Lifelike.

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  • 17-02-2013

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!

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  • MillenniumMike
  • 05-10-2013

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.

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  • Rosemary
  • 29-07-2013

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.

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  • KJP
  • 29-06-2015

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.

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  • Eva Musick
  • 06-05-2018

Wish there was more

I wish the rest of the episodes were available. This is possibly my favorite TV series. My only complaint would be it's the wrong voice for Alaster but I believe that could not be helped.

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  • "Enya"
  • 14-01-2016

Favorite

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

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  • Donna Deal
  • 05-09-2019

Just great, cozy fun

This little British comedy is one of my favorites; having this via Audible allows me to bring this little joy
into everyday life. Wish there were more episodes to hear!

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  • SBAD
  • 10-01-2019

Wonderful

Hope they release more seasons! This is an enjoyable listen for any fan of the show.

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  • washwsoap
  • 25-04-2018

Great fun

I absolutely love this show and being able to listen to it as a radio drama is wonderful.

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  • 19-12-2017

Fun, but not as good as the TV show

Watch the TV show first. This Alistair's not as good. But the other characters are still wonderful!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-2017

more episodes

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

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  • Gigs
  • 24-06-2014

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!!

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  • Suzy
  • 03-11-2015

Loved it just wish it was longer

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

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  • CLB
  • 25-03-2015

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.

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  • Firenze
  • 19-09-2017

Sublime

Love it.. love it.. love it.. wish there was more..who wouldn't want 'time goes by' to ever end..

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  • Natalie
  • 23-11-2020

Laugh Out Loud Funny!

This is so good, and so funny. This is just what you need when you've had a rubbish day. Sit back, relax, it will make you smile and laugh. A great pick me up a tonic for the time we are living in. I just wished there was more.

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  • Rebecca Ames
  • 14-05-2020

As time goes by..

I Absolutely loved it!!! I Very sad when it ended!!. Need chapter two now. 😁😁😁

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  • Jacqueline Edwards
  • 10-04-2020

Absolutely hilarious

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer are as good in this radio production as they were on television.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-2017

LOL

Charming and delightful. This has been a breath of fresh air to listen to. A real classic production.

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  • Sally G
  • 14-08-2017

excellent

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

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