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

Last Tango In Halifax

BBC One comedy drama. 18 episodes (3 series), 2012 - 2015. Stars Ronni Ancona, Edward Ashley, Sacha Dhawan, Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker and others.

Another series is in development.

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Radio Times review

Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2015, #27: Sally Wainwright's clever, confident love story returned, with thorns among...

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 28th December 2015

A fixture on our best of the year list since it began in 2012, Last Tango in Halifax proved once again to be one of the best dramas on the BBC this year. Sally Wainwright's characters are so well drawn coupled with wonderful performances from Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker and Anne Reid. It's a series that never takes the obvious direction and still provides its audience with surprises.

The Custard TV, 18th December 2015

Anne Reid says series 4 of Last Tango will be last

Anne Reid has revealed that the next season of Last Tango in Halifax will be the drama's last.

William Martin, Cult Box, 29th July 2015

Older women coming out as lesbians thanks to BBC

Older women have been coming out as lesbians after being inspired by Last Tango In Halifax, its star Sarah Lancashire says.

Hannah Furness, The Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2015

6 things we'd like to see in Last Tango in Halifax 4

There's no news yet from the Last Tango team on what to expect and who'll be back, so we thought we'd put together our wish-list for Season 4...

Sarah Lewis, Cult Box, 10th February 2015

One return I am excited about is that of Last Tango in Halifax which was announced on Twitter just after this Sunday's magnificent series three finale. Sally Wainwright's brilliant ear for dialogue was on full display as Gillian (Nicola Walker) voiced her doubts about marrying boorish childhood sweetheart Robbie (Dean Andrews). The structure of the piece saw Wainwright apply a non-linear narrative as Gillian flashed back to tell Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) about her dalliances with a younger co-worker as well as Caroline's ex-husband John (Tony Gardner). The realistic sequences were punctuated with some high comedy as Caroline struggled to change a tyre whilst wearing her Sunday best whilst Robbie looked on the verge of vomiting after overdoing it on his stag night the prior evening. Wainwright kept the audience guessing whether Gillian would marry Robbie while she also focused on the frosty relationship between Alan (Derek Jacobi) and his love child Gary (Rupert Graves). As the camera swept round the multitude of happy couples at Robbie and Gillian's wedding it reminded me just how much Wainwright had made me care about her characters. I'd wept with Caroline after she'd lost her partner and felt for Gillian as she drudged up the abuse that her late husband inflicted on her. Wainwright has been lucky to find an excellent ensemble cast who deal with her well-paced dialogue beautifully. Special mention has to go to Walker who is utterly believable, playing the likeable Gillian who is prone to making some terrible mistakes. The only criticism I have is the continued presence of Gardner's John who at this point I feel is surplus to requirements and I hope he doesn't return for series four. Apart from that though I would say that this is Last Tango's best series to date and I'm already ridiculously excited about what series four will bring.

Matt, The Custard, 7th February 2015

'Last Tango in Halifax' season 4 confirmed

BBC One has officially announced that Last Tango in Halifax will return for a fourth season.

William Martin, Cult Box, 2nd February 2015

Last Tango in Halifax, series 3 final episode

Last Tango in Halifax, which finished its third series, has travelled a long way from the simple romance of the first series.

Terry Ramsey, The Telegraph, 1st February 2015

'Last Tango in Halifax' season 3 finale review

There's nothing tried or tested about Season 3's finale.

Sarah Lewis, Cult Box, 1st February 2015

Radio Times review

It's Gillian's wedding day as the series ends, and she won't leave the bathroom. It could be a last-minute fluttering...

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 1st February 2015

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