As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By. Image shows from L to R: Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer), Jean (Judi Dench). Copyright: DLT Entertainment Ltd..

As Time Goes By

Lionel and Jean were young lovers until accidentally losing touch. Years later they meet again by chance and unexpectedly rekindle their romance

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Cauldron Chick

  • Monday 22nd October 2007, 4:39pm
  • Tasmania, Australia
  • 36 posts

Ok, now marking myself as totally sad, but are there any other As Time Goes By fans here? I have to admit, I love and watch it through regularly. :D

My friends all think I'm completely loopy because I switch between watching warm fuzzy British sitcoms and watching horror movies. Rolling eyes :P

Seriously hoping I'm not alone in this. Please step forward if you're a weirdo like me! Wave

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Lee

  • Monday 22nd October 2007, 5:09pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,348 posts

I lover horror movies. You want to speak to Jude about horror movies too ;)

As for this show, yeah I think it's okay, nice easy to watch, plus it stars Dame Dench, so you can't really go wrong.

:)

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jamie jones

  • Monday 22nd October 2007, 5:11pm
  • England
  • 178 posts

;)

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Nick

  • Monday 22nd October 2007, 5:31pm
  • Japan
  • 818 posts

Not just Dame Judi but also Geoffrey Palmer as well.

I think this is the sort of show that works perfectly on an early Sunday evening and those 2 great actors make it an enjoyable, if not hilarious watch.

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Dave

  • Monday 22nd October 2007, 5:34pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 1,172 posts

I like it. I have The Complete Collection on DVD. Cost me 75 quid a couple of years ago. Alastair is my favourite character. I can't stand Judith, though. She's such a spoilt brat who relies on her Mum's wealth. She said in one episode she ahd never even been in a charity shop!

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GusF

  • Monday 22nd October 2007, 6:47pm
  • Tullamore, Ireland
  • 63 posts

I love "As Time Goes By." Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer rock!

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 23rd October 2007, 4:57am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,616 posts

Ditto Lee. I don't love it, but it's quite a nice easy watch. :)

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zooo

  • Tuesday 23rd October 2007, 5:22am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,195 posts

I wouldn't buy a dvd, but I love watching it on the telly.

I do love nice middle class people having nice middle class problems, now and then.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 23rd October 2007, 5:26am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,994 posts

I remember analysing this once (sad) - laughs per minute etc - and there weren't really that many.

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zooo

  • Tuesday 23rd October 2007, 5:27am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,195 posts

Ooh no, I never laugh out loud watching it. It's just pleasant.

Weird.

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C-Fitz

  • Wednesday 31st October 2007, 1:37am [Edited]
  • Mantua, New Jersey, United States
  • 144 posts

I watch it. I like Lionel and Jean but I really like Sandy, she's hot. I also like Rocky, Madge and their housekeeper Mrs.Bale. It's a warm and quaint comedy kinda like Last Of The Summer Wine and for some reason I just like it.

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WrongTale

  • Wednesday 31st October 2007, 7:48pm
  • Riga, Latvia
  • 491 posts

I'm at least 20 years (and one sex change) away from its target auditorium, but I still liked it a lot. No, it's not side-splittingly funny, but it leaves very pleasant aftertaste, so to speak - unlike Roseanne or Royle Family, which might make you laugh, but leave taste of bile in your mouth.
I've seen the whole programme once, and that should tell something. It might look quaint on surface, but there's a bit of edge underneath. I think. If it was on TV around here, I'd watch it.

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Marlies

  • Saturday 20th September 2008, 11:49pm
  • United States
  • 14 posts

I love this series! :) I think it's funny how they appear again in the James Bond movies.

Marlies

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Tuumble

  • Friday 13th November 2009, 6:57am
  • Peterborough, England
  • 4,491 posts

We've been watching series 1 and 2 which we picked up quite cheap. Warm and fuzzy if not laugh a minute.

One question: Just what does it say in the letter in the opening credits. It looks like it goes 'Write back soon thought...' which doesn't make sense. Any ideas?

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Dave

  • Saturday 14th November 2009, 4:58am
  • United Kingdom
  • 1,172 posts
Quote: Tuumble @ November 13 2009, 1:57 AM GMT


One question: Just what does it say in the letter in the opening credits. It looks like it goes 'Write back soon thought...' which doesn't make sense. Any ideas?


It starts with, "My darling Jean ... " which is silly, as it's written with a woman's hand.