As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

1992 - 2008, Comedy, Romance
A couple meets again 40 years after having a brief affair.
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Episode Guide

  • As Time Goes By - Reunion Special (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    Reunion Special

    Patrick is looking for his father, Jean would like grandchildren, Stephen wants to be a celebrity, and Lionel just wants peace and quiet.

  • As Time Goes By - Reunion Special (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Reunion Special

    Jean and Lionel are looking forward to Sandy's and Harry's return after a year in Canada, and Jean is looking forward to Sandy and Judith having babies though none are in evidence yet.

  • As Time Goes By - You Must Remember This (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    You Must Remember This

    Alistair and Judith have married, and Sandy and Harry have gone to Canada. On their own at last, Jean and Lionel look back on their life together.

  • As Time Goes By - What Now? (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    What Now?

    The house seems empty to Jean and Lionel now that Judith and Alistair are on their honeymoon; Harry takes Sandy to Canada.

  • As Time Goes By - The Wedding (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    The Wedding

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

  • As Time Goes By - Wedding Plans (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Wedding Plans

    Alistair proposes to Judith, who accepts; Penny and Stephen may not be able to attend Judith's wedding.

  • As Time Goes By - Time to Settle Down (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Time to Settle Down

    Sandy's boyfriend tells Sandy some important news; Alistair realizes he wants Judith and that he should settle down.

  • As Time Goes By - Going Online (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Going Online

    Jean wants to get on the Internet; Lionel learns that he is broke.

  • As Time Goes By - Future Imperfect (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Future Imperfect

    Alistair thinks Lionel should sell his country house to ease his financial considerations.

  • As Time Goes By - Surprising News (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Surprising News

    Lionel wishes he had a pension when he learns that Steve and Penny are using theirs to move to Spain.

  • As Time Goes By - The Bathroom (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    The Bathroom

    After Lionel accidentally walks in on Sandy in the bathroom Jean decides to add a second bathroom. The second bathroom plan doesn't happen as Jean suspects it will.

  • As Time Goes By - Animal Magnetism (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Animal Magnetism

    Judy and Sandy come home with the dog that was following Lionel around. The women want to keep the dog but, Lionel wants to take him to the shelter so they can find his owner.

  • As Time Goes By - A Deeply Personal Problem (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    A Deeply Personal Problem

    When Jean attempts a spot of matchmaking for Judith and Sandy, Lionel finds himself at the center of a misunderstanding.

  • As Time Goes By - The Proposal (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    The Proposal

    Judith hesitates when Alistair proposes to her for a very odd reason.

  • As Time Goes By - The Old Folks' Party (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    The Old Folks' Party

    Lionel doesn't want to attend Jean's old-age party until he hears that Mrs. Thrupp will be in attendance.

  • As Time Goes By - Too Old ... or Too Nosy (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Too Old ... or Too Nosy

    Jean's brother and his wife come to visit during a marital spat.

  • As Time Goes By - The Bypass (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    The Bypass

    Road construction wreaks havoc during a trip to the countryside.

  • As Time Goes By - The New Neighbors (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    The New Neighbors

    Jean undertakes some strategic snooping to discover what the new neighbors are like and develops a plan to meet with them, however Lionel has other ideas.

  • As Time Goes By - An Old Flame (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    An Old Flame

    Lionel is not sure if he should approve of Sandy's new boyfriend, but he forgets all about it when an old beau calls Jean.

  • As Time Goes By - Pardon? (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:


    Jean suspects Lionel is going deaf; Lionel thinks Jean has eye problems.

  • As Time Goes By - A Surprise for Jean (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    A Surprise for Jean

    Jean (Judi Dench) wants Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) to come up with a surprise that will pep up her otherwise dull life.

  • As Time Goes By - The House Next Door (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    The House Next Door

    Lionel, Jean, Judy and Sandy become worried when they hear noises coming from the empty house next door.

  • As Time Goes By - Alistair's Engagement (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Alistair's Engagement

    Jean and Lionel receive an unwelcome guest and a shocking announcement when they come back from London.

  • As Time Goes By - What's Wrong With Mrs. Bale? (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    What's Wrong With Mrs. Bale?

    Jean (Judi Dench) pulls double duty trying to care for Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) and their housekeeper.

  • As Time Goes By - The Dinner Party (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Dinner Party

    Jean and Lionel (Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer) survive an evening with her intimidating sister-in-law (Moira Fraser).

  • As Time Goes By - The Psychotherapist (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Psychotherapist

    Jean irritates her daughter at home and Sandy at the office when she begins bringing work home with her.

  • As Time Goes By - The Stalker (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Stalker

    Lionel's (Geoffrey Palmer) sudden bravery and protectiveness alarm his wife (Judi Dench).

  • As Time Goes By - Showered With Gifts (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Showered With Gifts

    The villagers reward Lionel and Jean's stand against high society with gifts that include ale and a piglet.

  • As Time Goes By - At Death's Door (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    At Death's Door

    When Jean's sister in law, Penny, has to go to the hospital she thinks that things are worse than they are and makes a big fuss.

  • As Time Goes By - Broadcast Plans (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Broadcast Plans

    The rewrite of his script bothers Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) so much that he refuses to attend the American premiere.

  • As Time Goes By - Avoiding The Country Set (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Avoiding The Country Set

    Lionel and Jean (Geoffrey Palmer, Judi Dench) try to sneak into their country home to avoid too much scrutiny by their neighbors.

  • As Time Goes By - Lionel's New Hobby (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Lionel's New Hobby

    Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) takes up model boat building as a hobby.

  • As Time Goes By - Lionel's Ex-Wife (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Lionel's Ex-Wife

    Lionel and Jean (Geoffrey Palmer, Judi Dench) meet with his ex-wife.

  • As Time Goes By - The Country Set (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    The Country Set

    Jean and Lionel head for the Pargetter country home, where the locals have planned a whirlwind of social activities.

  • As Time Goes By - Improvements (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:


    The TV adaptation of Jean and Lionel's love story is in production, but the American producers have 'improved' the script.

  • As Time Goes By - Judith's New Romance (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Judith's New Romance

    Jean's (Judi Dench) well-meaning interference further complicates Judith's (Moira Brooker) rocky new romance.

  • As Time Goes By - Wedding Day Nerves (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Wedding Day Nerves

    Lionel is nervous on his wedding day while Jean tries to stay composed despite her sister-in-law's efforts to calm her.

  • As Time Goes By - Wedding Preparations (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Wedding Preparations

    Jean and Lionel (Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer) set the wedding date, and the script is finished at last.

  • As Time Goes By - The Anniversary Party (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Anniversary Party

    Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) proposes to Jean (Judi Dench) and is accepted, but their happiness is not shared by friends and family.

  • As Time Goes By - Welcome News (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Welcome News

    While the American producers scout locations for the love story, Jean and Lionel hear unexpected news from his father.

  • As Time Goes By - The Affair (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Affair

    Jean's sister-in-law moves in because she thinks her husband is having an affair.

  • As Time Goes By - Getting Rid of Gwen (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Getting Rid of Gwen

    Jean (Judi Dench) schemes to get rid of Lionel's (Geoffrey Palmer) talkative secretary without hurting her feelings.

  • As Time Goes By - Rewrites (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:


    The American TV producers want a spicier rewrite of Lionel's script.

  • As Time Goes By - A House Full of Women (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    A House Full of Women

    Living in a house full of women causes Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) to question whether moving in was the right decision.

  • As Time Goes By - Problems, Problems (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Problems, Problems

    Problems plague Jean and Lionel (Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer) as talks with the studio about their love story continue.

  • As Time Goes By - Dealing With Sally (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Dealing With Sally

    Jet lag sends Lionel to bed and affects Jean badly at the office.

  • As Time Goes By - A Trip to Los Angeles (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    A Trip to Los Angeles

    Jean and Lionel meet with the executive producer of their love story.

  • As Time Goes By - The Mini Series (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Mini Series

    Jean has to find a manager to run the new agency; Lionel must prepare a 25-page treatment for a potential mini-series.

  • As Time Goes By - Branching Out (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Branching Out

    Jean worries that Lionel's work prospects are looking less sunny.

  • As Time Goes By - Moving In (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Moving In

    With a decision about living arrangements finally made, Alistair and Sandy help Lionel move in with Jean.

  • As Time Goes By - Covering Up (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Covering Up

    The stalemate over where everyone will live prompts Jean to embark on a cover-up when her sister-in-law visits.

  • As Time Goes By - Living Together, But Where? (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Living Together, But Where?

    Jean and Lionel (Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer) decide to live together.

  • As Time Goes By - Rocky's Wedding Day (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Rocky's Wedding Day

    Lionel's father is getting married. Jean and Lionel have key roles to play, her as bridesmaid and him to give away the bride. However, events on the wedding day go awry, and Lionel winds up in a quite different role.

  • As Time Goes By - We'll Always Have Paris (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    We'll Always Have Paris

    When Lionel and Jean were young they dreamt of a romantic holiday together in Paris. Now that dream has become reality, they find they are not alone in this lovers' paradise and that true love never runs smoothly.

  • As Time Goes By - The Book Signing (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Book Signing

    Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) is nervous over his first book signing.

  • As Time Goes By - The Cruise (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Cruise

    Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) invites Jean (Judi Dench) to accompany him on a cruise.

  • As Time Goes By - Misunderstandings (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    A chance meeting with her sister-in-law results in a weekend in the country for Jean and Lionel (Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer).

  • As Time Goes By - Why? (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    Alistair (Philip Bretherton) has specific instructions for Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) to follow about his public image.

  • As Time Goes By - Visiting Rocky (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Visiting Rocky

    Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) invites Jean (Judi Dench) to meet his 85-year-old father (Frank Middlemass) who announces he's getting married again.

  • As Time Goes By - A Weekend Away (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    A Weekend Away

    Jean (Judi Dench) mistakenly believes Judith and Alistair (Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton) are spending a weekend together.

  • As Time Goes By - White Hunter (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    White Hunter

    Lionel is nervous about the photo shoot for the cover of his new book.

  • As Time Goes By - The Picnic (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Picnic

    Lionel and Jean play matchmaker at a picnic for Alistair and Judith, hoping that the two will hit it off.

  • As Time Goes By - Relationships (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    After finding Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) with another woman, Jean (Judi Dench) responds to the attentions of his publisher (Philip Bretherton).

  • As Time Goes By - Surprise, Surprise (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Surprise, Surprise

    Jean and Judy decide to pay Lionel a surprise visit while he lectures at a conference in Norwich, but the surprise is not a very welcome one and Jean finds Lionel staying with another woman.

  • As Time Goes By - The Copper Kettle (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Copper Kettle

    Lionel and Jean (Geoffrey Palmer, Judi Dench) establish a vague, uneasy friendship.

  • As Time Goes By - Getting to Know You -- Again (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Getting to Know You -- Again

    Lionel and Jean (Geoffrey Palmer, Judi Dench) make vague promises to stay in touch after their accidental meeting.

  • As Time Goes By - You Must Remember This (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    You Must Remember This

    A couple whose youthful romance was ended by circumstances beyond their control meet again after 38 years.

  • As Time Goes By - You Must Remember This... (Episode 122)
    Episode 122:

    You Must Remember This...

  • As Time Goes By - Broadcast Plans (Episode 102)
    Episode 102:

    Broadcast Plans

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  • As Time Goes By - As Time Goes By: Reunion (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    As Time Goes By: Reunion

    Jean and Lionel look back on their lives together and all they have gone through.

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