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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 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Derek Jacobi ...  Alan 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Sarah Lancashire ...  Caroline 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Nicola Walker ...  Gillian 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Tony Gardner ...  John 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Josh Bolt ...  Raff 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Louis Greatorex ...  Lawrence 24 episodes, 2012-2020
Dean Andrews ...  Robbie 20 episodes, 2012-2016
Nina Sosanya ...  Kate 18 episodes, 2012-2015
Katherine Rose Morley ...  Ellie 17 episodes, 2013-2020
Ronni Ancona ...  Judith 15 episodes, 2012-2020
Paul Copley ...  Harry 14 episodes, 2012-2020
Felix Johnson Felix Johnson ...  Angus 14 episodes, 2013-2020
Edward Ashley ...  William 11 episodes, 2012-2013
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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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A heartwarming tale of love and second chances. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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UK

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English

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8 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Last Tango in Halifax See more »

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16:9 HD
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Writer Sally Wainwright based the story on the experience of her mother Dorothy who was put in touch with her childhood sweetheart Alec via Friends Reunited after being widowed at the age of seventy-five. Alec had also recently been widowed. The couple fell in love all over again and got married. See more »

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If Sally Wainwright had anything to do with it, watch it!
7 November 2014 | by stevetan-toSee all my reviews

Thank you Netflix, for introducing us to the work of Sally Wainwright (and to actors like Sarah Lancashire!). This has to be one of the sweetest, nicest, most absorbing series I have seen in years - so much better than the usual run of the mill North American stuff. It takes its time to introduce you to the lives and thoughts of its cast, and in doing so, it captures you completely. You fall in love with haughty Caroline and mixed up, do anything for love Gillian. Even the less sympathetic characters - John and Judith - are fun to be with as you wait to see them plunge into their next disaster. As for the two lovebirds, Alan and Celia, they are just so believable and such a delight to spend time with. After watching this, I've discovered Scott & Bailey, also by Sally Wainwright and can't believe the same person wrote such two very different series. I've also watched Happy Valley with Sarah Lancashire and she is incredible. The contrast with her character in Last Tango is stunning. So once again, thank you Netflix. Thank you Sally Wainwright!


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