British Comedy Guide

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 two childhood sweethearts reunited. 20 episodes (3 series), 2012 - 2016. Stars Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker and others.

Press Clippings

Mrs Brown & Outnumbered among big iPlayer shows on Xmas

The most watched shows on the BBC iPlayer of Christmas were EastEnders, Mrs. Brown's Boys and Outnumbered. Last Tango in Halifax made the top 20.

Sarah Doran, Radio Times, 13th January 2017

Last Tango In Halifax Christmas special Part 1 review

Hoorah and thank goodness, Last Tango in Halifax is back!

Sarah Lewis, Cult Box, 19th December 2016

Derek Jacobi & Anne Reid share their Xmas memories

The actors, also known as Alan and Celia, reveal what makes Christmas special for them.

Stephen Armstrong, Radio Times, 19th December 2016

Why Last Tango in Halifax isn't just for old people

Sally Wainwright's BBC One series might centre around a 70-year old couple - but age doesn't matter when the drama is as good as this says Kasia Delgado.

Kasia Delgado, Radio Times, 19th December 2016

This seasonal two-parter takes place two years after Kate's death, with Sarah Lancashire's Caroline taking up a job at an underperforming school in Huddersfield, much to the chagrin of her family. Meanwhile, a nasty accident involving Robbie triggers haunting memories for Gillian, and ever-exasperating Celia (Anne Reid) ropes Alan into amateur dramatics, prompting a memorable protest from Derek Jacobi of "I can't act!"

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 19th December 2016

Radio Times review

Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2015, #27:

Sally Wainwright's clever, confident love story returned, with thorns among the roses as Alan (Derek Jacobi) kept a huge secret from Celia (Anne Reid). But Celia had more than enough to think about as she turned her back on her daughter Caroline's wedding to her beloved Kate. Then there was crushing sadness to come as Wainwright, never a writer to plump up the cushions to make us comfortable, made us confront sudden death.

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 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

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