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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Last Tango in Halifax has four nominations at British Academy Television Awards

arqiva-tv-logo-fat-6912The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards will take place on Sunday 12 May at London’s Royal Festival Hall, hosted by Graham Norton.

NOMINATIONS

LEADING ACTOR

Ben Whishaw                          Richard II (The Hollow Crown)                         BBC Two
Derek Jacobi                           Last Tango in Halifax                                        BBC One
Sean Bean                              Accused (Tracies Story)                            BBC One
Toby Jones                              The Girl                                                             BBC Two

 

LEADING ACTRESS

Anne Reid                                Last Tango in Halifax                                        BBC One
Rebecca Hall                           Parades End                                                   BBC Two
Sheridan Smith                         Mrs Biggs                                                         ITV
Sienna Miller                            The Girl                                                             BBC Two

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Anastasia Hille                        The Fear                                                           Channel 4
Imelda Staunton                      The Girl                                                             BBC Two
Olivia Colman                         Accused (Mo’s Story)                                  BBC One
Sarah Lancashire                    Last Tango in Halifax                                        BBC One

DRAMA SERIES

Last Tango in Halifax
Sally Wainwright, Nicola Shindler, Karen Lewis
Red Production Company/BBC One

Ripper Street
Richard Warlow, Tom Shankland, Stephen Smallwood
Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC One

Scott and Bailey
Production Team
Red Production Company/ITV

Silk
Hilary Salmon, Peter Moffat, Richard Stokes, Jeremy Webb
BBC Productions/BBC One

 

 

Last Tango In Halifax – Episode 6

Tuesday 19 December 9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE


l-r: Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Nicola WalkerCelia 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

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