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Weekend TV Review: Leftovers, Reckless, a Derek Jacobi Double Bill

"Everybody's ready to feel better," says the mayor of a suburban Anytown that acts as a microcosm of a shattered world in HBO's existentially bleak The Leftovers (Sunday, 10/9c). And chances are you'll require your own pick-me-up after sampling the darkest and most problematic of a new wave of end-times summer series that includes TNT's gung-ho hit The Last Ship and FX's upcoming vampire-virus horror-show The Strain (July 13). With Leftovers, it's a morose case more

Weekend Playlist: Last Tango in Halifax, Boardwalk Empire Join Sunday Crush

Anyone seeking momentary relief from the dazzling darkness of the anti-hero vogue so prevalent on Sunday nights — epitomized by Breaking Bad's harrowing race to the finish line — will find a delightful tonic in PBS's Last Tango in Halifax (Sunday, check listings), a winning romance about two widowed seventysomethings and their supportive but screwed-up families.

Not a meth dealer (Bad), serial killer (Dexter), bootlegger (Boardwalk Empire) or brooding bully of a fixer (Ray Donovan) in sight, but life is still not without its complications in Halifax, a six-part charmer blessed with instant chemistry between the esteemed Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid (from the recent Upstairs, Downstairs remake) as Alan and Celia, lonely pensioners and former childhood pals who reconnect on Facebook after 60 years and impulsively decide to take a second chance on love.

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VIDEO: A Tale of Two Hamlets

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A Tale of Two Hamlets
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Length: 01:38:45
Aired: 12/18/2004

When heirs of the aristocratic Smythe-Webster family are killed, one by explosion and another by electrocution, Barnaby's investigation uncovers long-hidden family secrets. watch


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Year Title Description
2012 Last Tango in Halifax TV Show Series, Actor - Celia
2010 Upstairs Downstairs TV Show Series, Actor - Mrs Thackeray
2009 Ladies of Letters TV Show Series, Actor - Vera Small
2008 Savage Grace Movie, Actor - Nini Daly
2007 Hot Fuzz Movie, Actor - Leslie Tiller

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