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Last Tango in Halifax 

Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.
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Series cast summary:
Anne Reid ...  Celia 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Derek Jacobi ...  Alan 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Sarah Lancashire ...  Caroline 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Nicola Walker ...  Gillian 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Tony Gardner ...  John 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Josh Bolt ...  Raff 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Louis Greatorex ...  Lawrence 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Dean Andrews ...  Robbie 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Nina Sosanya ...  Kate 18 episodes, 2012-2015
Katherine Rose Morley ...  Ellie 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Paul Copley ...  Harry 12 episodes, 2012-2016
Felix Johnson Felix Johnson ...  Angus 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Edward Ashley ...  William 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Ronni Ancona ...  Judith 11 episodes, 2012-2016
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Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

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English

Release Date:

20 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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Sista tangon i Halifax See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the opening credits the "family tree" shows the actors birth dates under each actors name. Both Caroline (Celias' daughter) and Gillian (Alans' daughter) are supposed to have the same birthday, which is brought up specifically in the series. However both show different months under their names in the credits, which does not contradict that part of the story since it's actor birthdays, not character birthdays displayed. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Last Tango I Halifax S1-4 (2018) See more »

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Outstanding series (with bonus Yorkshire-isms!)
4 October 2014 | by petitchatnoirSee all my reviews

We know these people. They're intelligent, charming, fallible and not always predictable. Three-dimensional characters, with sometimes untidy lives. We see their bad behavior, unreasonable bias, decency and moments of brilliance as they navigate the ups and downs. There's a not unkind truthfulness to the way their stories are told.

The writing is extraordinary. The sets, the costumes, the editing - clearly a team of pros brought this together. And there's the dialect - articles are rarely used, and there's plenty of "owt", "nowt", "summat", "dozy", and "appen". It's all brought to life by top-notch actors, some familiar, others new, but all well cast.

On the whole, outstanding work, which is what makes this series so wonderful and believable.


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