Last Tango in Halifax

2012, TV Show

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Season 2, Episode 6
The day of the wedding approaches and preparations are well underway. Alan is delighted by a surprise visitor and thoughts turn to the Stag and Hen dos. Elsewhere, Gillian is relieved to find her shocking confession to Caroline is met with empathy. Caroline receives news that Kate has been rushed to hospital.

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Season 2, Episode 5
Celia's estranged sister Muriel arrives for the wedding blessing, but can the siblings put their troubled past behind them for the happy day? Caroline is drifting into an increasingly lonely state as William prepares for University and Kate and John deliver life-changing news. Adding to her strain, Gillian lets the shocking truth about Eddie's death slip.

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The award-winning comedy drama about romance and second chances returns as the reunited childhood sweethearts negotiate family baggage to plan a life together. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve?

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 12/10/2013

The award-winning comedy drama about romance and second chances returns as the reunited childhood sweethearts negotiate family baggage to plan a life together. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve?

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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 of... read 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 tvguide.com 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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Premiered: November 20, 2012, on BBC One
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A comedy-drama about childhood sweethearts who reunite after 60 years and the deaths of their respective spouses.

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