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As Time Goes By | [Bob Larbey]

As Time Goes By

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.
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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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    Stacie Austin, TX, United States 02-17-13
    Stacie Austin, TX, United States 02-17-13 Member Since 2010
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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
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    MillenniumMike Aurora, IL United States 10-05-13
    MillenniumMike Aurora, IL United States 10-05-13 Member Since 2009

    Favorites are histories and mysteries. Once avid reader trying to pick up the pace again later in life.

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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
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    Rosemary United States 07-29-13
    Rosemary United States 07-29-13 Listener Since 2007

    I love reading but with farming, there's little time to relax and sit and read. Alas, I enjoy my Audible books whilst in the car travelling

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    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
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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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