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.

The 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.

Produced by 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 happy ending.

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 audience.”

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About DLT Entertainment
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 with 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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