Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Last Tango in Halifax premieres Saturday, September 21

From award-winning writer Sally Wainwright comes Last Tango in Halifax, an uplifting comedy drama about romance and second chances. Full of zesty humor, great characters and glorious dialogue, it’s about timeless love in a very modern setting. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is pleased to premiere the six-part series Last Tango in Halifax on Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m. 

Childhood sweethearts Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid), both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited on the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple lament over what might have been as they take us on a life-affirming journey of what can still happen.

Their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age. But this is also a story about family, and with family comes baggage.

Alan and Celia both have daughters, whose dysfunctional lives bring drama at every turn. Celia’s daughter Caroline, a career-focused head teacher, is worried that her mum is rushing into things with Alan. But with her adulterous husband John back on the scene having left his alcoholic mistress Judith, and with relationship issues of her own, she’s happy to let things run their course.

Chaotic, independent Gillian works hard on the family farm as well as in the local supermarket. Impetuous in her relationships, she’s currently dealing with the advances of her younger lover Paul and the accusations of her brother-in-law Robbie, who’s convinced she was involved in the death of her husband.

Neither daughter would ever dream of getting in the way of their parents’ happiness. But somehow they just can’t help themselves.

Explore more about the characters and the series here.

P.S. - A second season has been ordered, so we will be seeing more of these wonderful characters!