Last Tango In Halifax. Image shows from L to R: Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), Celia (Anne Reid), Alan (Derek Jacobi), Gillian (Nicola Walker). Copyright: Red Production Company
Last Tango In Halifax

Last Tango In Halifax

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2012 - 2020
  • 24 episodes (5 series)

Romantic comedy drama about would-be childhood sweethearts who are reunited after 60 years. Stars Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker, Tony Gardner and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1

Alan regains consciousness from his heart scare, much to Celia's relief and delight.

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Last Tango In Halifax. Image shows from L to R: Alan (Derek Jacobi), Celia (Anne Reid). Copyright: Red Production Company

Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid return to the BAFTA-winning series as love struck septuagenarians Alan and Celia, who rediscover their love for each other later in life, 60 years after they first met.

We pick up from where we left off with Alan regaining consciousness from his heart scare, much to Celia's relief and delight. She promises to never fall out with him again and reflecting that life's too short, they decide to get married... in just a fortnight's time!

Things between Caroline and Johnbecome fractious when Caroline returns home to find John and Judith drunk and in her bed. To retaliate, she invites Kate to move in. She won't be made a gooseberry in her own home. And finding out that he slept with Gillian adds to her distain.

Gillian and Alan's relationship takes a hit when he finds out she's slept with John. It's one disappointment after another. In the heat of the moment he reveals to Celia that Gillian had an abortion when she was 15.

Two weeks later, Gillian finds the registry card with a reminder of the wedding date and it's today! Why hasn't she been invited? Gillian grabs her keys, but can she get there in time?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th November 2013
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Derek Jacobi Alan
Anne Reid Celia
Sarah Lancashire Caroline
Nicola Walker Gillian
Tony Gardner John
Ronni Ancona Judith
Dean Andrews Robbie
Josh Bolt Raff
Edward Ashley William
Louis Greatorex Lawrence
Nina Sosanya Kate
Guest cast
Christina Tam Nurse
James Jowett Clerk
Writing team
Sally Wainwright Writer
Kam Odedra Script Editor
Production team
Euros Lyn Director
Karen Lewis Producer
Nicola Shindler Executive Producer
Matthew Read Executive Producer
Sally Wainwright Executive Producer
Selina MacArthur Editor
Katy Tuxford Production Designer
Murray Gold Composer
Declan Wilson Consultant


Series 2 Trailer

The BAFTA award winning Last Tango in Halifax returns on BBC One.

A return to the farm

Celia, Caroline and Gillian return to the farm from the hospital.

View this clip on the BBC website

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