Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid return for the third series of the BAFTA Award-winning series Last Tango in Halifax as love struck septuagenarians Alan and Celia.
Following her BAFTA win for Best Supporting Actress, Sarah Lancashire also returns for series three as uncompromising Caroline and Nicola Walker is back as troubled Gillian, following rave reviews at the Young Vic’s A View from the Bridge.
We join the first episode of the heart-warming series on Valentine’s Day, at a date between Gillian and Gary, a handsome man from Halifax. But as the evening draws on, things aren’t quite what they seem with charming, dazzling Gary.
Following on from last series’ Christmas wedding ceremony, Alan and Celia discuss going on a honeymoon adventure to New Zealand to visit Alan’s brother Ted. Their happiness is short-lived however when someone turns up from Alan’s past with devastating consequences.
In a happy turn of events, Caroline proposes to a heavily pregnant Kate. Although Celia seems happy for them, predictably she can’t help but comment on the fact that their baby will grow up without a father. Meanwhile a distressed John arrives at Caroline’s house after Judith has a miscarriage.
Alan is played by Derek Jacobi, Celia by Anne Reid, Caroline by Sarah Lancashire, Gillian by Nicola Walker, Gary by Rupert Graves, John by Tony Gardner and Kate by Nina Sosanya.
Sunday 28 December
Tuesday 17 December | 9.00-10.00pm | BBC ONE
Gillian wakes up having slept on the sofa. It is early morning. A quick flashback to last night’s confession to Caroline terrifies her. But much to Gillian’s surprise and relief, Caroline’s filled with empathy. Caroline says they are friends and she won’t turn her in to the police.
Tuesday 17 December | 8.00-9.00pm | BBC ONE
Alan meets Muriel, Celia’s sister after Celia reluctantly invites her to their wedding blessing. Alan learns that bad feeling over Muriel’s husband created distance between the siblings, but he’s not about to let the past get in the way of the present. Surely the two sisters can put their differences aside in light of such a happy day?
At school, Kate tells Caroline that she’d like to know her maternity options as a teacher – she’s 12 weeks pregnant. Caroline’s taken aback by the news and in Kate’s presence, manages to keep her emotions in check. John also has news: Judith is in the early stages of pregnancy. It’s another blow to Caroline who is drifting into an increasingly lonely state, especially with William leaving for University.
Caroline and Gillian offer to Continue reading ‘Last Tango In Halifax – Series 2 – Episode 5’ »
Tuesday 10 December | 8.00-9.00pm | BBC ONE
Following the shocking revelation about Gillian’s past, Celia reassures Alan that he had no option but to keep Gillian’s secret. Isn’t it what all parents would do?
Later on, Alan receives some sad news – his best friend Maurice has died. The passing of a dear friend makes Alan and Celia see the importance of those closest to them and, as a result, they decide to hold a wedding ceremony, this time with all of the people they love, in honour of Maurice.
Kate’s touched when Continue reading ‘Last Tango In Halifax – Series 2 – Episode 4’ »
Tuesday 3 December | 8.00-9.00pm | BBC ONE
Following last week’s shock birth, Raff and his teenage girlfriend Ellie struggle to come to terms with their new parental responsibilities.
Tuesday 26 November | 8.00-9.00pm | BBC ONE
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.
Raff has some shocking Continue reading ‘Last Tango In Halifax – Series 2 – Episode 2’ »
Tuesday 19 November | 9.00-10.00pm | BBC ONE
Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid return to the BAFTA-winning series as love struck septuagenarians Alan and Celia, who rediscover their love for each other later in life, 60 years after they first met.