Created by Sally Wainwright, Last Tango In Halifax follows Alan Buttershaw and Celia Dawson, two widowers in their 70s. When their grandchildren put them on Facebook, they rediscover feelings for one another that are just as intense and beautiful now as they were 60 years ago when they were teenagers. Unfortunately, both Alan and Celia’s family come with baggage. Alan’s daughter Gillian and Celia’s daughter Caroline are like chalk and cheese. Chaotic, independent Gillian runs the family farm along with her teenage son, Raff, after the death of her husband in an apparent farming accident. Arrogant, ultra-respectable Caroline is the headmistress of a successful school, dealing with the fallout of her academic husband John’s extra-marital affair. Neither daughter would ever dream of getting in the way of their parents’ happiness. But somehow life and love are never quite that straightforward. Produced by Red Production Company the comedy series stars Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Nicola Walker, Sarah Lancashire, Tony Gardner, Dean Andrews and Ronni Ancona.
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