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Airs Sundays, Sept. 20 - Oct. 11, 2020 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Stream with the PBS Video App

L-R CAROLINE (Sarah Lancashire), CELIA (Anne Reid), ALAN (Derek Jacobi) and G...

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Above: L-R CAROLINE (Sarah Lancashire), CELIA (Anne Reid), ALAN (Derek Jacobi) and GILLIAN (Nicola Walker) in LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX.

The heartwarming triple BAFTA-winning series reunites its multi-award-winning ensemble of Derek Jacobi (VICIOUS), Anne Reid (SANDITON), Nicola Walker (UNFORGOTTEN), Sarah Lancashire (HAPPY VALLEY) and Timothy West (GENTLEMAN JACK). LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX tells the story of love-struck Alan Buttershaw (Jacobi) and Celia Dawson (Reid), who rediscover their love for each other 60 years after they first met.


After seven years of marriage, Alan and Celia discover that wedded bliss isn’t always blissful. Clashing politics, Alan’s new job and a wild local lad create tension. Caroline gets emotionally embroiled at work. Alan’s brother visits. Airing: 09/20/20

“We are so pleased to bring this PBS fan-favorite back to our robust Sunday night drama collection this fall,” said Maria Bruno Ruiz Vice President, Program Scheduling, PBS. “Since it premiered stateside seven years ago, LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX has delighted viewers with its heartwarming love story and engaging characters.”

As they enter their seventh year of marriage, Alan and Celia settle into a lovely new home, but they aren’t seeing eye to eye. Clashing politics, a new job and other distractions create tension in the household.

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ALAN (Derek Jacobi) and CELIA (Anne Reid).

Meanwhile, Celia’s daughter, Caroline (Lancashire), gets emotionally embroiled at work, while up at the farm, Gillian (Walker) faces trouble with a giraffe! Into all this flies Alan’s brother, Ted (West), but he only bought a one-way ticket.

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX also features Tony Gardner (TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW) as John, Ronni Ancona (THE TRIP TO ITALY) as Judith and Josh Bolt (CATCH-22) as Raff.

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JOHN (Tony Gardner) and CAROLINE (Sarah Lancashire).


Episode 1 airs Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Seven years into their marriage, Alan and Celia don't see eye to eye. Alan's brother, Ted, plans to visit from New Zealand. Tempers get frayed when money becomes the topic of conversation at Caroline and Gillian's birthday celebration.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Stuart Wood

L-R GILLIAN (Nicola Walker), CAROLINE (Sarah Lancashire), ALAN (Derek Jacobi), CELIA (Anne Reid), FLORA (Issacah Hatzer), CALAMITY (Tilly Kaye), RAFF (Josh Bolt), ELLIE (Katherine Rose Morley).

Episode 2 airs Sunday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Alan and Celia’s relationship comes under increasing strain. Ted arrives with two young New Zealanders in tow. A giraffe turns up at Far Slack farm, creating anxiety for Gillian. As Judith looks to the future, John begins to look the other way.

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ALAN (Derek Jacobi) and TED (Timothy West).

Episode 3 airs Sunday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Alan's new supermarket job brings an unexpected challenge. A home improvement project creates chaos. Caroline begins to question how people see her. The giraffe continues to torment Gillian. The truth about Ted's last-minute trip comes to light.

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Gillian (Nicola Walker) and Barry – Landlord (Rick S Carr).

Episode 4 airs Sunday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Gillian is pushed to her breaking point at the farm. Ted and Harrison go on an adventure. Caroline finds herself at the heart of an unlikely love triangle. Alan and Celia discover reason to laugh together again, but sobering news awaits them at home.

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ALAN (Derek Jacobi) and CELIA (Anne Reid).

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Full episodes of will stream for free simultaneously with each broadcast and be available for 30 days on all station-branded PBS platforms, including and the PBS Video App for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast.


The new season is written by Sally Wainwright and directed by Gareth Bryn. A Lookout Point production for the BBC. Executive producer: Faith Penhale, Laura Lankester, Ben Irving and Wainwright. The series is internationally distributed by BBC Studios.


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