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Last Tango in Halifax

Series 1-Episode 5

Series 1-Episode 5



The once frosty Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) is thoroughly thawed, having re-evaluated her life during that long and worrying night when her mum and Alan were missing.

With a spring in her step, she returns to her enviably lovely house in Harrogate to tell her nearly ex-husband John that she is in love. Though with someone else entirely. The look of horror that transfixes his face is an absolute picture (no one can do baffled comedy-appalled quite like Tony Gardner).

Things are even looking up for Alan’s daughter Gillian (Nicola Walker) up there on her chilly farm in the wilds, with all sorts of unsuitable men beating a path to her door. Ends tomorrow.


Alan has trouble deciding which of his old friends he should choose to be his best man. Caroline and Gillian discover they were born on the same day, but their respective celebrations descend into emotional chaos when John discovers his wife has been seeing another woman - and he in turn tells Celia. Sally Wainwright's drama, starring Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker.

Cast & Crew

Alan Buttershaw Derek Jacobi
Celia Dawson Anne Reid
Caroline Elliot Sarah Lancashire
Gillian Greenwood Nicola Walker
Raff Greenwood Josh Bolt
John Elliot Tony Gardner
William Elliot Edward Ashley
Lawrence Elliot Louis Greatorex
Kate McKenzie Nina Sosanya
Robbie Greenwood Dean Andrews
Paul Jatri Sacha Dhawan
Judith Ronni Ancona
Maurice Roy Barraclough
Harry Paul Copley
Susan Jatri Ishia Bennison
Director Sam Donovan
Producer Karen Lewis
Writer Sally Wainwright
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