Last Tango in Halifax

‘Last Tango in Halifax’ Christmas Special Recap: Part Two

A Buttershaw family Christmas seance  (Image courtesy of BBC/Red Productions/Matt Squire)

Previously on the Last Tango in Halifax Christmas special, Caroline was changing jobs and moving to a new house with her mother, step-dad and youngest son in tow. No one seemed pleased about it. Robbie suffered a potentially fatal injury which convinced Gillian that her deceased ex-husband was haunting their barn. Last but not least, a local am-dram troupe flattered Celia by asking her to step into their production of Blithe Spirit. This snowballed into Celia recruiting Alan to join the cast when another member fell ill at the last minute.

In this second and final holiday episode, we learn more about Caroline’s motivation for taking on a new job at a challenging school. Gillian’s guilt finally gets the better of her and the Halifax Players face yet another set-back, but who will come to the rescue?

'Last Tango in Halifax' Recap: Series 3, Episode 6

Previously on Last Tango in Halifax: Last week's recap is right this way.

Here comes the bride and she’s none too happy about the whole thing. The sixth and final episode of this series takes place on the day of Gillian and Robbie’s wedding with quite a few flashbacks thrown in. Any more and we would have needed a TARDIS to keep up.

Because of so much back and forth, I’m going to structure this last recap a bit differently. I’ll narrate the wedding day as normal, but for the flashbacks I’m going to list the information learned in shorthand of sorts. The events that take place in the flashbacks will be designated with bullet points. Here we go!

'Last Tango in Halifax' Recap: Series 3, Episode 3

(Editorial note: Sorry for the lack of updates this week - Lacy's been out in San Diego at Comic Con, but expect regular service to resume this week. In the meantime, on to the recap!)

Previously on Last Tango in Halifax: The last week's recap is right this way.

This episode takes us through a roller-coaster of emotions. It starts with a celebration, offers up some reconciliation and a pair of marriage proposals is added to the mix for good measure. Alas, it ends in tragedy. If only it could be different, but this is Last Tango in Halifax so what can you expect?

 

'Last Tango in Halifax': Series 3, Episode 2 Recap

Previously on Last Tango in Halifax: The Season 3 premiere recap is right this way.

Welcome back and we’re jumping in right where we left off in the last episode of with Alan and his newfound son, Gary Jackson, meeting for the first time. It’s a veritable love fest; Alan feeling like he’s always known Gary from the moment he “clapped eyes” on him, Gary not judging Alan for using his mother in a moment of weakness.

Alan explained about how he’d married Gillian’s mum, Eileen, on the rebound and that when he met Gary’s mum at work she reminded him of his true love Celia. He said they were old enough to know better, and after it happened Mary left so he never knew there was a baby. Alan would like to think if he had been aware he would have done the right thing no matter how difficult.

'Last Tango in Halifax': Series 3 Episode 1 Recap

Welcome back to the new series of Last Tango in Halifax! It’s less than two months since Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) were wed in that lovely Christmas ceremony. But as you know, things can never run smoothly for long in the Buttershaw/Dawson clan.

This week viewers witnessed an engagement and an infidelity from an unlikely character with unexpected consequences. Also a family friend finds himself in legal and financial trouble.Read on for more.

‘Last Tango in Halifax’ Season 3 Comes to PBS Stations This June

Popular romantic drama Last Tango in Halifax is returning to PBS stations this summer. The third season of the series – which follows the story of an older couple who rediscover their love for each later in life – will begin on Sunday, June 28.

Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid star as Alan and Celia, two childhood sweethearts reunited by the power of Facebook. Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire play Alan and Celia’s adult daughters, who both lead rather drama-filled lives of their own.

Season 3 will once again be comprised of six episodes and runs through the beginning of August, airing as part of a three-hour British programming block on PBS that includes the new adaptation of Poldark and World War I medical drama The Crimson Field.

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