Last Tango In Halifax | Series 3 | Episode 3

Following last week’s surprising revelation, an emotional Alan tells Celia they need some distance.

Alan knows her well enough to understand that she’s finding it hard to adjust, and she needs to meet Gary before making a judgement. The next day, feeling isolated in her misery, Celia drives to the farm to see Alan, and after a heart-to-heart agrees to join everyone for a Sunday lunch. Despite her initial reservations she can’t help but warm to the charming Gary.

Later John and Gillian fall into the familiar trap of midday drinking and sleeping together. In the morning, under a cloud of regret, Gillian asks John to leave, telling him to forget the romantic notion he has of making things work between them, as she has every intention of making a go of things with Robbie.

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Last Tango In Halifax | Series 3 | Episode 2

In the second episode of this Bafta-award winning love story, the honeymoon is soon over as Alan reveals the news of his secret son, Gary, to Celia.

Shocked and struggling to hide her disappointment, Celia can’t help but compare Alan’s deceit to that of her first husband Kenneth and decides to move back to their flat in Harrogate. Meanwhile Alan, Gillian, Raff and Ellie embrace the unexpected addition to Alan’s life and attend a dinner at Gary’s house. They all get on well and leave enamoured by his charm, not to mention his grand home.

Gillian is left humiliated at work by an unexpected visit from Robbie’s other half Cheryl, who reveals she knows that Gillian and Robbie are sleeping together. Cheryl makes a scene which results in Gillian losing her job. Later, Robbie turns up at the farm to apologise and reveals he has split up with Cheryl. Could reconciliation be on the cards for Gillian and Robbie?

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Last Tango In Halifax | Series 3 | Episode 1

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.

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Sunday 28 December

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BBC One commissions a third series of Last Tango In Halifax

Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi and Nicola Walker (Credit: BBC/Anthony and Cleopatra Series/Ben Blackall)

BBC One has commissioned a third series of the BAFTA-winning drama Last Tango In Halifax ahead of the second series finale on Christmas Eve at 9pm.

Last Tango In Halifax, created by BAFTA-winning writer Sally Wainwright, was commissioned for a third series by Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One, and Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning and is produced by RED Production Company for BBC One.

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Last Tango In Halifax – Series 2 – Episode 6

Tuesday 17 December | 9.00-10.00pm | BBC ONE

Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi and Nicola Walker (Credit: BBC/Anthony and Cleopatra Series/Ben Blackall)

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.

Elsewhere, preparations are underway for Alan and Celia’s big day. Celia focuses on the more traditional aspects of a wedding ceremony, whereas Alan has Stag and Hen dos on his mind!

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Last Tango In Halifax – Series 2 – Episode 5

Tuesday 17 December | 8.00-9.00pm | BBC ONE

Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi and Nicola Walker (Credit: BBC/Anthony and Cleopatra Series/Ben Blackall)

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.

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Last Tango In Halifax – Series 2 – Episode 4

Tuesday 10 December | 8.00-9.00pm | BBC ONE

Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi and Nicola Walker (Credit: BBC/Anthony and Cleopatra Series/Ben Blackall)

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.

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Last Tango In Halifax – Series 2 – Episode 3

Tuesday 3 December | 8.00-9.00pm | BBC ONE

Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi and Nicola Walker (Credit: BBC/Anthony and Cleopatra Series/Ben Blackall)

Following last week’s shock birth, Raff and his teenage girlfriend Ellie struggle to come to terms with their new parental responsibilities.

Much to the dismay of his granddad Alan and mum, Gillian, Raff considers leaving school, finding a job and even marriage, but another big life decision becomes too much for Ellie to handle.

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Last Tango In Halifax – Series 2 – Episode 2

Tuesday 26 November | 8.00-9.00pm | BBC ONE

Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi and Nicola Walker (Credit: BBC/Anthony and Cleopatra Series/Ben Blackall)

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.

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Last Tango In Halifax – Series 2 – Episode 1

Tuesday 19 November | 9.00-10.00pm | BBC ONE
Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi and Nicola Walker (Credit: BBC/Anthony and Cleopatra Series/Ben Blackall)

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.

The heart-warming series was the BBC’s highest rating new mid-week drama of 2012, regularly attracting more than seven million viewers with its captivating mix of effervescent humour and moving drama.

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