As the BAFTA-winning series continues, we join Alan and Celia at their romantic but secret nuptials.
Having discovered the registry card, Gillian races to the service, as she simply can’t believe Alan and Celia have gone ahead without inviting their nearest and dearest. As she interrupts the ceremony, her outburst unnerves Celia but Alan is determined to carry on. Will they tie the knot?
Later, back at the farm, Gillian apologises for over-reacting but her temper gets the better of her and she lashes out at Celia, making Alan deeply upset.
Celia reacts badly to John’s revelation that Caroline’s gay. When Caroline comes to try and talk to Celia about it the next day, Alan is struck and disappointed by Celia’s lack of warmth, kindness or understanding towards her daughter.
Caroline invites Celia and Alan to dinner to meet Kate, and Alan persuades a reluctant Celia to go. Celia makes no effort and speaks bluntly to Kate. Caroline takes Celia aside and their row can be heard at the table. Celia twists something Caroline said about Kate and Kate gets the wrong end of the stick. She leaves feeling humiliated. Everything between her and Caroline is over. Alan is sad and embarrassed that Celia has no misgivings about the damage she’s caused.
Over at Gillian’s farm, Robbie has been invited for
Caroline’s depression lifts and she decides to seize the day, throwing herself whole-heartedly into her relationship with Kate. Alan and Celia spend lunchtime in the pub with Harry and Maurice, taking injured Paul with them because he’s going stir-crazy at Gillian’s. Alan test-drives a second-hand Landrover (Gillian’s birthday present) and ends up with more than he bargained for; unable to turn either of them down, he privately agrees with first Maurice, then with Harry, that they can both be his best man.
Last Tango in Halifax, currently airing on BBC One on Tuesday nights, has been re-commissioned for a second series by Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning.
Written and created by Sally Wainwright and made by Red Production Company, the hit drama series starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid has been receiving record ratings, making it the biggest new mid-week drama on any channel this year. The series is attracting an average consolidated audience of 7.1 million so far, with last week’s episode overnight averaging 6.2million – and there are three more episodes still to air.
Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One says: “Last Tango in Halifax tops off a fantastic year for new returning drama series on BBC One, making it five hits to celebrate. Sally Wainwright’s scripts and the outstanding cast have unearthed an absolute gem that is captivating audiences of all ages on Tuesday nights, making it the Continue reading ‘BBC One orders more Last Tango In Halifax’ »
Gillian is beginning to panic as she hasn’t heard from her dad, and calls Raff at Robbie’s house to see if he’s had any news.
Raff’s still annoyed at his mum for moving Paul in, but is worried about Alan, so comes over to Far Slack with Robbie. Alan’s old mates Harry and Maurice show up too, eager to help with the search. Gillian rings Caroline to see if she’s heard from them and, starting to panic, Caroline heads for Halifax.
Still locked in Southowram Hall, Celia and Alan are spooked by strange noises. Celia’s convinced there’s a ghost while Alan’s privately concerned about chest pains. They play cards by candlelight, and eventually fall fast asleep in an antique four-poster bed. Meanwhile Robbie – eager to prove himself useful to Gillian – has joined the police search. At dawn, cold, worried and unable to sleep, Caroline and Gillian talk about their lives. They find comfort and courage in one another. Continue reading ‘Last Tango In Halifax – Episode 4’ »
Celia and Alan discover that they have wildly opposing political views, and whilst Alan dislikes organized religion, he agrees to get married in church if it’s what Celia wants.
However, the vicar has other ideas when she learns that neither of them has attended church since 1977. Unperturbed, they decide to have a civil ceremony at Southowram Hall, an ancient creepy Medieval Hall above Halifax. A storm is brewing as they visit the hall, and as Alan tells Celia about a ghost in one of the bedrooms, the lights go out, and they find themselves locked in the ancient building. Continue reading ‘Last Tango In Halifax – Episode 3’ »
Continuing with their untraditional approach, Celia and Alan buy an expensive convertible car instead of an engagement ring before throwing an engagement party for their families at the farm, as the drama continues.
During the party, Alan explains that it was because of a message not being passed on sixty years ago that they never ended up together then, but Gillian is surprised to hear who stood in their way.