Army officer Lionel Hardcastle and nurse Jean Pargetter 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.
Last Episode10x02 Reunion Special (2) Aired: Dec. 30, 2005
The visitor's unexpected arrival puts the cat among the pigeons for Lionel, and when the truth finally comes out, Jean takes great delight in …
Series Fun Facts
- Moira Brooker, who plays Judith, Jean's grown-up daughter, admits to occasionally being so mesmerized by Judi Dench's talents while taping that she would forget to say her lines.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In Season 3 Episode 2, Lionel is telling Rocky a joke about a parrot with no feet. ("So the parrot said, 'No, I…
[show]Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In Season 3 Episode 2, Lionel is telling Rocky a joke about a parrot with no feet. ("So the parrot said, 'No, I didn't see a thing. I got so excited I fell off my perch.'") Rocky replies, "I understand the joke, I just don't think it's funny. In Season 9 Episode 3, Rocky tells the same joke to Mrs. Bale, laughs, and admits, "It's a very good joke, that!" (Note: "Season 5 Episode 6 has Lionel telling the joke to Steven, who doesn't get it.)
- The title of Lionel's often mentioned memoir was "My Life in Kenya." Jenny Funnell, who portrayed Sandy on the show, was actually born in Kenya.