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Friday, February 14, 2014


(Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Nicola Walker & Sarah Lancashire)

Starting on Sunday (February 16) at 21h00 on BBC Entertainment channel 120 DStv is the first of six episodes of Series 1 of Last Tango in Halifax.

From award-winning writer Sally Wainwright, Last Tango in Halifax is an uplifting comedy drama about romance and second chances starring Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire. Full of zesty humour, great characters and glorious dialogue, it’s about timeless love in a very modern setting.

Both widowed and in their 70s, childhood sweethearts Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) fall for each other all over again when they are reunited on the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple lament over what might have been as they take viewers on a life-affirming journey of what can still happen. Their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age. But this is also a story about family, and with family comes baggage…

Alan and Celia both have daughters  whose dysfunctional lives bring drama at every turn. Celia’s daughter Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), a career-focused head teacher, is worried that her mum is rushing into things with Alan. But with her adulterous husband John back on the scene having left his alcoholic mistress - and with relationship issues of her own - she’s happy to let things run their course.

Chaotic, independent Gillian (Nicola Walker) works hard on the family farm as well as in the local supermarket. Impetuous in her relationships, she’s currently dealing with the advances of her younger lover Paul and the accusations of her brother-in-law Robbie, who’s convinced she was involved in the death of her husband.

Neither daughter would ever dream of getting in the way of their parents’ happiness. But somehow they just can’t help themselves…