As Time Goes By

1992 TV-PG 3 seasons

As Time Goes By

1992 TV-PG 3 seasons
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After falling in love in the early 1950s, Lt. Lionel Hardcastle (Geoffrey Palmer) and nurse Jean Pargetter (Judi Dench) part ways when he's sent to Korea and move on with their lives after his attempts to contact her go unanswered. When budding author Lionel searches for a secretary 38 years later, he unknowingly calls the agency Jean owns. After an awkward reintroduction, they resume their romantic relationship in this BBC comedy.
Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Jenny Funnell
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  9

Summary of Season 3 (1994) - 2 discs

This endearing British television series captured sentimental minds and hearts around the world as former lovers Lionel (Geoffrey Palmer) and Jean (Judi Dench) reunite forty years after their first romance. But their new relationship has its own drama, as Jean's daughter's matchmaking games, Lionel's burgeoning writing career and Jean's trepidations about love in life's later years risk interfering with happily ever after.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that even though it's pretty tame from a content perspective -- a bit of kissing and drinking and rare uses of "damn" are about the worst of it -- this witty British sitcom isn't likely to interest teens, since they won't relate to the aging characters' issues.

Sexual Content

Occasional kisses; some vague implications of sexual attraction.


Not applicable


Rare use of "damn."

Social Behavior

The series follows the ups and downs of an older couple reaffirming their feelings for each other and working out the kinks of a new marriage. Through it all, they display a genuine affection for each other.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink in social settings and to relax at home. In at least one scene, a woman drinks too much champagne and gets clumsy and boisterous.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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