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Last Tango in Halifax

Series Summary
This romantic comedy involves Alan Buttershaw and Celia Dawson, two 70-something widowed people. After their respective grandsons put their profiles on a popular social-networking site, the two rediscover feelings for each other similar to the ones they had many decades earlier as teenagers. Their relationship is a celebration of the power of love at any age, but it comes with obstacles -- namely their families. Alan's daughter, Gillian, and Celia's daughter, Caroline, are polar opposites and, while neither would ever think about getting in the way of her parent's happiness, the situation is a bit disconcerting.

Air Dates: 2012 - Present

Genres: Romantic comedy

Network: BBC1

  • Season 3, Ep. 4 : Last Tango in Halifax Jan 18, 2015

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    Caroline's overwhelmed at the prospect of looking after baby Flora on her own until a stranger walks into her life.

  • Season 3, Ep. 3 : Last Tango in Halifax Jan 11, 2015

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    Celia builds bridges with Alan and accepts Gary into her life despite her initial reservations. Although things with Caroline are still fraught, when she receives some devastating news Celia doesn't hesitate to stand by her side.

  • Season 3, Ep. 2 : Last Tango in Halifax Jan 4, 2015

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    Alan finally lets Celia into his secret about Gary but is saddened when Celia punishes Caroline on her wedding day for his mistake; Gillian loses her job after a humiliating visit from Cheryl.

  • Season 3, Ep. 1 : Last Tango in Halifax Dec 28, 2014

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    An unexpected visitor forces Alan to rethink his past; Caroline and pregnant Kate set a wedding date.

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : Last Tango in Halifax Dec 24, 2013

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    A surprise visitor makes Alan's day; Caroline promises to keep Gillian's secret -- as long as she steers clear of Robbie; Kate's gesture at Alan and Celia's wedding stuns Caroline and the crowd.

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  • Last Tango in Halifax is an absorbing, sometimes surprising tale of late-in-life romance marked by stunning performances. show more

  • It is the best new show of the fall. It's a rapturous mix of absurdly fairy-tale-romance and frantic modern complications, set in the picturesque drear of Yorkshire and brought to life by masterfully shaded performances. show more

  • An enchanting six-part series about lost love, missed opportunities and second chances. show more

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