Last Tango In Halifax

Confirmed for BBC One on 19 November at 9.00pm to 10.00pm

Tuesday 19 November



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.

It’s the first episode and we pick up from where we left off with Alan (Derek Jacobi) regaining consciousness from his heart scare, much to Celia’s (Anne Reid) relief and delight. She promises to never fall out with him again and reflecting that life’s too short, they decide to get married… in just a fortnight’s time!

Things between Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and John (Tony Gardner) become fractious when Caroline returns home to find John and Judith (Ronni Ancona) drunk and in her bed. To retaliate, she invites Kate (Nina Sosyana) to move in. She won’t be made a gooseberry in her own home. And finding out that he slept with Gillian adds to her distain.

Gillian (Nicola Walker) and Alan’s relationship takes a hit when he finds out she’s slept with John. It’s one disappointment after another. In the heat of the moment he reveals to Celia that Gillian had an abortion when she was 15. Two weeks later, Gillian finds the registry card with a reminder of the wedding date and it’s today! Why hasn’t she been invited? Gillian grabs her keys, but can she get there in time?