As Time Goes By

The WORST episodes of As Time Goes By

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Army officer Lionel Hardcastle and nurse Jean Pargeter had a three-month affair in 1953. After Lionel is posted to Korea, the two lose touch when Lionel's letter to Jean fails to get delivered. Thirty-eight years later, they meet again. A sweetly charming situation comedy that ran for nine seasons. Best enjoyed with your feet up and with a cup of tea and some custard tarts at your side.

Last Updated: 5/8/2022Network: BBC One
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We'll Always Have Paris
star
7.21
151 votes

#1 - We'll Always Have Paris

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/2/1994

While on a romantic holiday in paris Jean and Lionel must help a young couple who are fighting.

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The House Next Door
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7.36
85 votes

#2 - The House Next Door

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/22/1997

While spending an evening at home everyone is startled by noises coming from the empty house next door. Jean calls the police but, its just the ex owner getting some boxes he had left. The young police officer who shows up to investigate takes a liking to Sandy and asks her out. Jean gets news that Penny and Stephen are looking to buy the house next door. Alistair has a plan to buy the house so they don't have to deal with Penny and Stephen as neighbors.

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What's Wrong with Mrs Bale?
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7.37
86 votes

#3 - What's Wrong with Mrs Bale?

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/8/1997

Jean and Lionel visit the country house and find Mrs. Bale in an odd mood. After Jean suggests Lionel talk to Mrs. Bale to find out what is wrong he becomes ill. When the doctor shows to treat Lionel it is revealed that it's the doctor that Mrs. Bale has a problem with.

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Living Together, But Where?
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7.44
128 votes

#4 - Living Together, But Where?

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/16/1994

Jean and Lionel finally decide to live together but, each assume that the other one is moving into their place. Later Lionel get's arrested outside Jean's house for acting suspiciously.

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The Book Signing
star
7.44
125 votes

#5 - The Book Signing

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/21/1993

The book is finally published, and Lionel begins a nationwide book-signing tour.

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You Must Remember This
star
7.55
47 votes

#6 - You Must Remember This

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/11/2002

On their own at last, with Alistair and Judith married off and Sally and Harry gone to Canada, Jean and Lionel take a look back on their life together in a one-hour retrospective featuring clips from past episodes.

Directors: Sydney Lotterby
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Christmas Special Part One
star
7.56
59 votes

#7 - Christmas Special Part One

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/26/2005

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.

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Going Online
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7.56
87 votes

#8 - Going Online

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/1/2000

Jean wants to get on the Internet. Allistar makes an annoucement which leads to his reconcilation with Judy. Meanwhile Harry breaks his leg and that leads to his reconcilation with Sandy.

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Covering Up
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7.66
155 votes

#9 - Covering Up

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/1994

Jean's sister-in-law has decided to visit the ""lovebirds"" at Jean's house. Unfortunatly Jean has to cover up the fact that she and Lionel still have not moved in together.

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Alistair's Engagement
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7.70
84 votes

#10 - Alistair's Engagement

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/15/1997

Alistair surprises everyone by announcing his engagement to someone he just met named Mercury. Judy's new boyfriend Paul lies to her and she breaks up with him. Jean wishes Alistair and Judy would get back together.

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Branching Out
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7.71
92 votes

#11 - Branching Out

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/6/1994

With Jean opening up a new branch of her secretarial agency Sandy and Judy have different ideas who should be in charge of it.

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The Mini Series
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7.75
122 votes

#12 - The Mini Series

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/13/1994

Alistair comes back from the states with news that a television company wants to turn Lionel's book into a miniseries. While trying to make copies at Jean's agency Lionel accidently shreds his summary that he wrote for the tv people. Despite this they decide to go ahead with the idea for the miniseries. So Jean and Lionel are off to Los Angeles.

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Rewrites
star
7.81
118 votes

#13 - Rewrites

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/12/1995

The television company making a miniseries out of Lionel's book ask him to make it a little sexier. Jean hires a new secretary for Lionel to help him with the rewrites. Unfortunately she isn't much help after all.

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Getting to Know You --- Again
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7.84
138 votes

#14 - Getting to Know You --- Again

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/19/1992

Jean and Lionel look no closer to renewing their relationship when Lionel checks out of his hotel without telling Jean. However, Lionel's publisher, Alistair, convinces him to go to a party tonight to meet some 'faces', people who can help in the sale of his book. He checks back in, and, after a walk in the park, Lionel asks Jean to go to the party with him.

Directors: Sydney Lotterby
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Another Proposal
star
7.87
120 votes

#15 - Another Proposal

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/14/2002

Judy and Alistair make plans for their upcoming wedding and decide that a country wedding at the big house would be perfect. But when Alistair begins to take things out of control, Judy starts to worry about the wedding becoming more than just a quiet affair.

Directors: Syndey Lotterby
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Dealing with Sally
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7.87
151 votes

#16 - Dealing with Sally

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/27/1994

Jean comes back from the states to find that the new branch manager she hired isn't working out. So she decides to handle it but, makes things worse.

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Relationships
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7.88
199 votes

#17 - Relationships

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/9/1992

The trip to Nowrich has changed Jean and Lionel's relationship. While Alistair still continues his romantic overtures to Jean, Lionel attempts to smooth things over with Jean. Alistair also gets Lionel to attempt another revision of his book, and Lionel becomes frustrated with the entire project.

Directors: Sydney Lotterby
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Getting Rid of Gwen
star
7.89
145 votes

#18 - Getting Rid of Gwen

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/19/1995

Jean trys to help Lionel come up with a plan to get rid of Ms. Flack. While Ms. Flack decides to move away to her sister's.

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Surprise, Surprise
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7.90
198 votes

#19 - Surprise, Surprise

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/2/1992

Judith persuades Jean to surprise Lionel by going along to his lecture in Nowrich. However, it is Jean who gets the surprise when she finds that Lionel already has a lady friend to stay with. While Lionel attempts to deal with the embarrasing position he is in, as well as his new found reputation as an elephant killer (thanks to Alistair's hyped-up blurb), Jean faces the romantic advances of Alistair.

Directors: Sydney Lotterby
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Misunderstandings
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7.91
157 votes

#20 - Misunderstandings

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/7/1993

During a weekend at Jean's sister-in-law's house, Jean and Lionel invent more and more ridiculous claims to cover-up their romance thirty-eight years ago.

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Moving In
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7.93
152 votes

#21 - Moving In

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/1994

Lionel finally agrees to move in with Jean.

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The Picnic
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7.93
195 votes

#22 - The Picnic

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/16/1992

Jean and Lionel are both flattered by the romantic attentions of Alistair and Judith, but decide that things cannot continue as they are. Jean bets that if all four of them go on a picnic together, Judith and Alistair will hit it off. But perhaps it will be Jean and Lionel who grow closer...

Directors: Sydney Lotterby
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The Cruise
star
7.94
186 votes

#23 - The Cruise

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/14/1993

Jean becomes angry when Lionel invites her along on a cruise as a 'freebie'.

Directors: Sydney Lotterby
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The New Neighbours
star
7.95
117 votes

#24 - The New Neighbours

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/3/1998

Jean undertakes some strategic snooping to discover what the new neighbors are like. How is it they show up at the pub with black eyes after fighting with one another?

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A Weekend Away
star
7.97
161 votes

#25 - A Weekend Away

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/17/1993

Jean is put on the spot when Judith goes away for the weekend, and the house is left empty. She is somewhat flustered with all the suggestive comments regarding her and Lionel, and makes a fool of herself.

Directors: Sydney Lotterby
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