Last Tango in Halifax
Watch Sundays September 8 through October 13, 2013 at 8pm on WMHT TV
Last Tango is an uplifting comedy/drama about romance and second chances. Full of zesty humor, authentic characters and glorious dialogue, it’s about timeless love in a very modern setting.
“Last Tango in Halifax comes to life through its heartfelt storytelling,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “We hope viewers connect with the characters’ ups and downs and experience the timeless nature of love with them. We are so pleased to add this series to the great collection of drama on Sunday nights.”
Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other a second time when they are reunited on the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide, the couple laments what might have been as they begin a life-affirming journey together. While their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age, it is also a story about family and the complications the relationship causes, especially for their grown daughters.
Executive producer Nicole Shindler said, “‘What if’ is a question that haunts all of us, but in the hands of Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid, and the larger cast of Last Tango in Halifax, it becomes a hugely thoughtful and funny look at love and loss and hope. Making the series was a complete joy for all of us involved, and Sally Wainwright and I are of course thrilled that we can share the series with viewers in the U.S. The themes and stories are completely universal, so we’re hopeful that PBS viewers will enjoy the series as much as those in the UK.”