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

BBC One comedy drama about reunited childhood sweethearts. 24 episodes (5 series), 2012 - 2020. Stars Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker and others.

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

Series 5, Episode 1

Alan and Celia are seven years into their marriage and they aren't seeing eye to eye.

Further details

Alan and Celia are seven years into their marriage and, having moved into a desirable bungalow with stunning views across the Calder Valley, they aren't seeing eye to eye.

Celia is baffled when Alan applies for a job in a local supermarket and Alan can't understand why they need an expensive new kitchen. At Far Slack Farm, Gillian - already stretched with bank repayments - discovers a costly problem with her roof. And Caroline faces a fresh challenge in her new headship and recruits the help of colleague, Ruth.

A phone call from New Zealand gives Alan and Celia pause for thought, and tempers get frayed at Caroline and Gillian's joint birthday celebration when money becomes the topic of conversation. Meanwhile, Judith presents John with an awkward proposition...

Broadcast details

Sunday 23rd February 2020
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Derek Jacobi Alan
Anne Reid Celia
Sarah Lancashire Caroline
Nicola Walker Gillian
Tony Gardner John
Ronni Ancona Judith
Josh Bolt Raff
Louis Greatorex Lawrence
Paul Copley Harry
Katherine Rose Morley Ellie
Felix Johnson Angus
Liam McCheyne Harrison
Lu Corfield Ruth
Guest cast
Issacah Hatzer Flora
Tilly Kaye Calamity
Anna Leong Brophy Laura
Adam Probets Trolley Man
Tony Mooney David
Noorul Choudhury Mohamed Awad
Writing team
Sally Wainwright Writer
Stella Merz Script Producer
Emma Blauciak Assistant Script Editor
Production team
Gareth Bryn Director
Ken Horn Producer
Sally Wainwright Executive Producer
Ben Irving Executive Producer
Faith Penhale Executive Producer
Laura Lankester Executive Producer

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