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Last Tango in Halifax

Genres: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Broadcast on: BBC Entertainment, BBC First

Rate:

9.5

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Broadcaster information
International channels
BBC One : 20 Nov 2012 - 15 Mar 2020

South African channels

BBC Entertainment : 16 Feb 2014 - 09 Nov 2014
BBC First : 27 Mar 2016 - 31 May 2020

About the Show

Last Tango in Halifax is a British romantic drama television series created by Sally Wainwright which follows Celia and Alan, who are both widowed and in their seventies and who - when their grandsons put their details on Facebook - rediscover a relationship that started over sixty years ago.

From award-winning writer Sally Wainwright comes this uplifiting comedy drama about romance and second chances. Full of zesty humor, great characters and glorious dialogue, it's about timeless love in a very modern setting.

Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited on the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple lament over what might have been as they take us on a life-affirming journey of what can still happen.

Their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age. But this is also a story about family, and with family comes baggage.

Alan and Celia both have daughters, whose dysfunctional lives bring drama at every turn. Celia's daughter Caroline, a career-focused head teacher, is worried that her mum is rushing into things with Alan.

But with her adulterous husband John back on the scene having left his alcoholic mistress Judith, and with relationship issues of her own, she's happy to let things run their course.

Chaotic, independent Gillian works hard on the family farm as well as in the local supermarket. Impetuous in her relationships, she's currently dealing with the advances of her younger lover Paul and the accusations of her brother-in-law Robbie, who's convinced she was involved in the death of her husband.

Neither daughter would ever dream of getting in the way of their parents' happiness. But somehow they just can't help themselves.

Last Tango In Halifax is a RED Production Company production for BBC One. It is created, written and executively produced by Sally Wainwright, produced by Karen Lewis and directed by Euros Lyn and Jill Robertson. Executive producers are Nicola Shindler for Red Production Company and Matthew Read for the BBC.


Starring

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Alan Buttershaw

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Celia Dawson

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Caroline

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Gillian

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John

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Robbie

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Kate

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Raff

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Paul

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William

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William

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Lawrence

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Judith

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Harry

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Muriel

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Ted

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Gary

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Ruth


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End your Valentine's weekend with Last Tango in Halifax on BBC Entertainment. A story of truly timeless love with lots of mayhem thrown in. A must-see!


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