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Can ex-sweethearts Jean and Lionel rekindle their love? Adapted from TV.

Former sweethearts Jean and Lionel meet up again after many years, but true love fails to rekindle.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Jon Glover and Simon Greenall.

Adapted from his original television series by Bob Larbey. Produced by Martin Fisher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.

Former sweethearts Jean and Lionel meet up again after many years, but true love fails to rekindle.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Jon Glover and Simon Greenall.

Adapted from his original television series by Bob Larbey. Produced by Martin Fisher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.

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20171022 (BBC7)

Jean and Lionel visit old haunts in the country, but fail to recapture the past.

Jean and Lionel visit old haunts in the country, but fail to recapture the past. Stars Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From March 1997.

After meeting up again after many years, former sweethearts Jean and Lionel visit their old country haunts, but can they recapture the past?

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel.

With Moira Brooker as Judith, Gillian Martell as the Hotel Manager and Simon Greenall as the Mechanic/Simon.

Adapted from his original television series by Bob Larbey.

Producer: Martin Fisher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.

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20171029 (BBC7)

Lecturing in Norwich, Lionel stays with an old girlfriend. But Jean turns up unexpectedly.

Lecturing in Norwich, Lionel stays with an old girlfriend. But Jean turns up unexpectedly.

Former sweethearts Jean and Lionel have been reunited in middle-age.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel.

With Moira Brooker as Judith, Jon Glover as Alistair, John Barren as the Master, Jean Warren as Denise, Simon Greenall and Melanie Hudson as the Students.

Adapted from his original BBC TV series by Bob Larbey.

Producer: Martin Fisher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1997.

Lecturing in Norwich, Lionel stays with an old girlfriend. But Jean turns up unexpectedly. Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench. From April 1997.

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Jean's daughter Judith begins to fall for Lionel. But Lionel's publisher falls for Jean.

Jean's daughter Judith begins to fall for Lionel, but his publisher, Alistair, starts to fall for Jean

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel.

With Moira Brooker as Judith, Jon Glover as Alistair and Jenny Funnell as Sandy.

Adapted from his original television series by Bob Larbey.

Producer: Martin Fisher.

A DLT Production in association with the Theatre of Comedy for BBC Radio 2.

First broadcast in April 1997.

Jean's daughter Judith begins to fall for Lionel. But Lionel's publisher Alistair begins to fall for Jean. Stars Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From April 1997.

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Complications ensue when Judith's plan to leave Lionel and Jean on their own goes wrong.

Complications ensue when Judith's plan to leave Lionel and Jean on their own goes wrong.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel.

With Moira Brooker as Judith, Jon Glover as Alistair and Jenny Funnell as Sandy.

Adapted from his original television series by Bob Larbey.

Producer: Martin Fisher.

A DLT Production in association with the Theatre of Comedy for BBC Radio 2.

First broadcast in April 1997.

Complications ensue when Judith's plan to leave Lionel and Jean on their own goes wrong. Starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From April 1997.

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20171119 (BBC7)

Lionel and Jean visit her sister-in-law, but are less than frank about their romantic past

Lionel and Jean visit her sister-in-law, but are less than frank about their romantic past. Stars Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From April 1997.

On a visit to her sister-in-law's, Jean and Lionel are less than frank about their romantic past.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel.

With Paul Chapman as Stephen and Moyra Fraser as Penny.

Adapted from his original television series by Bob Larbey.

Producer: Martin Fisher.

A DLT Production in association with the Theatre of Comedy for BBC Radio 2.

First broadcast in April 1997.

01071997042920150126 (BBC7)
20171126 (BBC7)

Lionel invites Jean on a cruise with him but is puzzled when she resists his invitation.

Lionel invites Jean to share a cruise with him but is puzzled when she resists the invitation.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel.

With Paul Chapman as Stephen and Moyra Fraser as Penny.

With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair, Jenny Funnell as Sandy and Simon Greenall as Mr Atwell.

Adapted from his original television series by Bob Larbey.

Producer: Martin Fisher.

A DLT Production in association with the Theatre of Comedy for BBC Radio 2.

First broadcast in April 1997.

Lionel invites Jean to share a cruise with him, but is puzzled when she resists his invitation. Stars Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From April 1997.

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Lionel is plunged into hectic promotion for his new book.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Publication day arrives and Lionel is plunged into the hectic world of promotion for his memoirs of life in the army and as a coffee-planter in Kenya.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1998.

Lionel is plunged into hectic promotion for his new book. Adapted from TV with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From January 1998.

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Will Lionel and Jean's trip to Paris go as planned?

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

0202A Weekend Away (in Paris)1998012520030703 (BBC7)
20150511 (BBC7)

Lionel and Jean take a romantic break in PARIS.

Will Lionel and Jean's trip to Paris go as planned?

Will Lionel and Jean's trip to Paris go as planned? Adapted from TV with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From January 1998.

0203Living Together - But Where?1998020120030710 (BBC7)
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Lionel and Jean decide to live together - but confusion arises over which property they are going to share.

Lionel and Jean agree to move in together, but confusion erupts over where.

Lionel and Jean agree to move in together, but confusion erupts over where. Adapted from TV with Judi Dench. From February 1998.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Lionel and Jean agree to move in together, but in to which house?

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.

0204Covering Up1998020820030717 (BBC7)
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Jean's sister-in-law, Penny, and her husband, Stephen, come for a visit, and Lionel has to continue the deception that he is a psychiatrist.

As Jean's sister-in-law and husband visit, Lionel acts like a psychiatrist.

As Jean's sister-in-law and husband visit, Lionel acts like a psychiatrist. Adapted from TV with Judi Dench. From February 1998.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

As Jean's sister-in-law and husband visit, Lionel acts like a psychiatrist.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.

0205Moving In1998021520030724 (BBC7)
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Jean and Lionel find that sharing a house is not all domestic bliss.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Jean and Lionel find that sharing a house is not all domestic bliss.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.

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Jean expands her business and Lionel hears unexpected news from America.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Jean expands her business and Lionel hears some unexpected news from America.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.

0206 LASTBranching Out1998022220030731 (BBC7)
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Jean expands her business and Lionel hears some unexpected news from America.

Jean expands her business and Lionel hears unexpected news from America.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.

0301The Mini Series1999021420030807 (BBC7)
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Lionel gets a surprise from Alistair and Jean interviews a manager for the new branch of her agency.

Lionel is in for a surprise, while Jean interviews for the new branch of her agency.

Lionel gets a surprise from Alistair, while Jean interviews a manager for the new branch of her agency.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Lionel gets a surprise from Alistair, while Jean interviews a manager for the new branch of her agency.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.

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Joan finds that jet lag does not improve relations with her new manager. Featuring Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Jenny Funnell, Jane Booker and Zoe Hilson.

Lionel needs a secretary for his new TV mini-series.

Lionel needs a secretary for his new TV mini-series and Jean discovers jetlag doesn't improve relations with her new manager.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Lionel needs a secretary for his new TV mini-series and Jean discovers jetlag doesn't improve relations with her new manager.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.

0303Problems, Problems1999022820030821 (BBC7)
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Jean replaces Lionel's secretary, but Mrs Flack is more than they bargain for.

Featuring Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Jenny Funnell, Vivienne Martin and Zoe Hilson.

Lionel's new secretary is more than he bargained for.

Lionel's new secretary is more than he bargained for. Adapted from TV with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From February 1999.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Jean replaces Lionel's secretary, but Mrs Flack is more than they bargain for.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair and Vivienne Martin as Mrs Flack.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.

0304A House Full Of Women1999030720030828 (BBC7)
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Lionel's routine is disturbed when Sandy moves in.

Featuring Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton and Jenny Funnell.

Lionel's office becomes Sandy's bedroom. Time to move?

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair and Jenny Funnell as Sandy.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Lionel's office becomes Sandy's bedroom. Time to move?

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair and Jenny Funnell as Sandy.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.

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Jean and Lionel devise a plan to get rid of Mrs Flack.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Jean and Lionel devise a plan to get rid of Mrs Flack.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair and Vivienne Martin as Mrs Flack.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1999.

0305Getting Rid Of Gwen1999031420030904 (BBC7)
20151012 (BBC7)

Jean and Lionel devise a plan to get rid of Mrs Flack. Featuring Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Jenny Funnell and Vivienne Martin.

Jean and Lionel devise a plan to get rid of Mrs Flack.

Jean and Lionel devise a plan to get rid of Mrs Flack. Adapted from TV with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From March 1999.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair and Vivienne Martin as Mrs Flack.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1999.

0306The Affair1999032120030911 (BBC7)
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Jean's sister-in-law arrives with the news that she has left her husband.

Featuring Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Jenny Funnell, Paul Chapman, Jennifer Piercey and Zoe Hilson.

Jean's sister-in-law Penny reveals she has left her husband. Adapted from TV with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From March 1999.

Jean's sister-in-law Penny reveals she has left her husband.

Jean's sister-in-law Penny arrives with the news that she's left her husband Stephen.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair, Jenny Funnell as Sandy, Paul Chapman as Stephen and Jennifer Piercey as Penny.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1999.

Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.

Jean's sister-in-law Penny arrives with the news that she's left her husband Stephen.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair, Jenny Funnell as Sandy, Paul Chapman as Stephen and Jennifer Piercey as Penny.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1999.

0307 LASTThe Anniversary Party1999032820030918 (BBC7)
20151026 (BBC7)

Lionel finally decides to propose to Jean.

Featuring Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Jenny Funnell, Paul Chapman, Jennifer Piercey , Zoe Hilson and Simon Greenall.

Lionel finally seeks to make an 'honest woman' of Jean. Adapted from TV with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. From March 1999.

Lionel finally seeks to make an 'honest woman' of Jean.