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Last Tango in Halifax 

Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

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Series cast summary:
Anne Reid ...  Celia 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Derek Jacobi ...  Alan 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Sarah Lancashire ...  Caroline 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Nicola Walker ...  Gillian 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Louis Greatorex ...  Lawrence 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Tony Gardner ...  John 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Josh Bolt ...  Raff 21 episodes, 2012-2020
Dean Andrews ...  Robbie 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Nina Sosanya ...  Kate 18 episodes, 2012-2015
Katherine Rose Morley ...  Ellie 14 episodes, 2013-2020
Paul Copley ...  Harry 12 episodes, 2012-2016
Felix Johnson Felix Johnson ...  Angus 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Edward Ashley ...  William 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Ronni Ancona ...  Judith 11 episodes, 2012-2016
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Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

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A heartwarming tale of love and second chances. See more »

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UK

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English

Release Date:

8 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sista tangon i Halifax See more »

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16:9 HD
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Creator and Writer Sally Wainwright was so impressed by Sarah Lancashire's portrayal of Caroline that she devised Happy Valley (2014) as a solo project specifically for Lancashire. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Last Tango I Halifax S1-4 (2018) See more »

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Season 1 - Quite an Unusual and Delightful Romantic Drama.
24 September 2014 | by akash_sebastianSee all my reviews

The first episode itself captivates you as soon as the lead protagonists meet for the first time after over 60 years. Very rarely do you see such insightful and delightful stories involving septuagenarians. It has both its thrilling and heartwarming moments, right from the beginning. It has a lot of heart, and the first episode itself draws me into their lives; it was the same way I felt about Downton Abbey. And as Downton, it has a mesmerizing and entrancing opening score which sets the appropriate and stirring mood for the episodes.

The things people wonder about, remain angry or sad about, imagining the reason behind certain events... all those things are treated quite beautifully in the series. Over the episodes, the lead couple and close kin go through many ups and downs, much like normal life. The supporting characters, mainly the close kin of the lead couple, form quite intriguing and fascinating characters. The way our lives and actions affect the people close to us, and vice-versa, is shown masterfully in this season. I liked how they handled the realization of Caroline's new exploration of sexuality (in her middle ages, after her divorce), and how her family reacts to it.

The acting by the entire cast, especially the 70-something leads, Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid, and Sarah Lancashire, is top notch. The screenplay and editing is brilliant, the appropriate timings of events and reactions draws you into the lives of these intriguing characters.

Quite an unusual and delightful romantic drama.


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