As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

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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?'

About the author

Bob Larbey

Bob Larbey was a renowned sitcom and screenplay writer. For over 30 years, he was the writing partner of John Esmonde and together the duo wrote several hit comedies including The Good Life and Ever Decreasing Circles. Larbey's solo work included A Fine Romance and As Time Goes By. He died in 2014.
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