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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 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.

  • Season 2, Ep. 5 : Last Tango in Halifax Dec 17, 2013

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    Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel; Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant; a drunk Gillian shares a dark secret with Caroline.

  • Season 2, Ep. 4 : Last Tango in Halifax Dec 10, 2013

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    Sad news inspires Alan and Celia to have another wedding ceremony; Caroline whisks Kate off on a romantic weekend; a revelation changes everything between Gillian and Robbie.

  • Season 2, Ep. 3 : Last Tango in Halifax Dec 3, 2013

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    Gillian's devastated when Celia reveals a personal secret she's kept since she was 15; Alan and Gillian's fractious relationship suffers as he distances himself from her; Kate feels awkward around Lawrence.

  • Season 2, Ep. 2 : Last Tango in Halifax Nov 26, 2013

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    Alan and Celia's first day as man and wife is filled with tension; a new arrival surprises everyone; Caroline buys John out of the house.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • 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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