As Time Goes By (1992–2005)
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Future Imperfect 

When Lionel confides in Alistair that he is unsure about his future financially, Alistair suggests selling the country house. Agreeing that this is the best solution, Jean and Lionel soon ... See full summary »

Director:

Sydney Lotterby

Writers:

Bob Larbey (by), Colin Bostock-Smith (original idea) (as Colin Bostock Smith)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Judi Dench ... Jean Hardcastle
Geoffrey Palmer ... Lionel Hardcastle
Moira Brooker ... Judith
Philip Bretherton ... Alistair Deacon
Jenny Funnell ... Sandy
Frank Middlemass ... Rocky Hardcastle
Janet Henfrey ... Mrs. Bale
Tim Wylton ... Lol Ferris
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Storyline

When Lionel confides in Alistair that he is unsure about his future financially, Alistair suggests selling the country house. Agreeing that this is the best solution, Jean and Lionel soon find that selling the house will mean firing both Mrs.Bale and Lol. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2000 (UK) See more »

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Color:

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Quotes

[first lines]
Lionel: Damn and blast. Damn and blast!
Jean: Do you want a hand, Lionel?
Lionel: I can manage. Thank you.
Jean: Fine.
Lionel: Will you come out!
Judith: Is she the sister?
Jean: No, she can't be; the sister went to Australia.
Judith: Well, she looks like her.
Jean: Unless there's a third sister we know nothing about.
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