London, UK. 11 April 2005: Leading independent DLT Entertainment has signed a
deal with PBS for the two new 45-minute specials of its hit series As Time Goes By , announced Don
Taffner Jr, Vice President.
agreement will see the specials broadcast nationally on PBS stations beginning
later this year. PBS has also picked up the North American home video and DVD
rights to the programmes.
DLT Entertainment and its sister company, The Theatre of Comedy, the specials
reunite Oscar/BAFTA-winning Dame Judi Dench and audience favourite Geoffrey
Palmer in their roles of old flames Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle who,
thirty-eight years after first falling in love met again and finally had their
Set one year after the
end of the ninth series the specials reveal Jean’s desperation for grandchildren
much to husband Lionel’s dismay. With son-in-law Alistair and daughter Judy
having problems, things don’t look too promising – especially when it’s left to
Lionel to convince Alistair to visit the doctor for some tests. But will Jean’s
dream of becoming a grandmother come true when Sandy and her husband Harry
return from Canada?
Written by Bob
Larbey (A Fine Romance) and produced and directed by Syd Lotterby, filming on
the two new specials wrapped last month.
Commenting on the sale, Don Taffner, Jr.
said: “When the previous nine series of As Time Goes By aired on local
public tevleision stations they proved hugely popular and now fans of the series
can see their favourite characters reunite in these two new specials.”
John F. Wilson, Sr. Vice President, PBS
Programming added: “The combination of great new storylines, the return of a
stellar cast and more smart fun is bound to be a hit with the PBS
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Notes to Editors:
With offices in London, New York and Los
Angeles, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television
distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the
US and in the UK. Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner
Senior, the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT
Entertainment has enjoyed terrific success over the last forty plus years with
legendary hits including the multiple award-winning sitcom My Family, As Time Goes By, Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort and Meet My Folks. In addition DLT has
built a reputation as a leading distribution company such classics such as The
Benny Hill Show, The World at War, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Chicken Soup
for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood and The Russ Abbot Show.
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