Last Tango In Halifax cast and first look at brand new series to air in 2020

Last Tango In Halifax to return in 2020

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The BBC has revealed the cast and a first look at the Last Tango In Halifax's brand new series.

Last Tango In Halifax previously ran for three series and a two-episode Christmas special, last onscreen in 2016.


But now it's back for a fifth series, due to return on BBC One in 2020.

First pictures sees series leads Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire reunite with Timothy West, making his return to Last Tango In Halifax.

Also returning for the new series are: Ronni Ancona as Judith, Josh Bolt as Raff, Dean Smith as William, Louis Greatorex as Lawrence, Paul Copley as Harry, Katherine Rose Morley as Ellie, Felix Johnson as Angus, and Rachel Leskovac as PC Cheryl. Caroline’s daughter Flora, now five years old, will be played by Issacah June Zaman Hatzer, with Calamity, now age seven, played by Tilly Kaye.

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Meanwhile, joining the cast of Last Tango In Halifax for the new series are Lu Corfield (Sex Education, Clink), Anna Leong Brophy (Traces, EastEnders), Noorul Choudhury (Ackley Bridge), Liam McCheyne (The Bay, Coronation Street), television newcomer Catherine Campion, Sophie McIntosh (Brave New World, Shortland Street), Rick S Carr (Brassic, Ackley Bridge) and Buckso Dhillon-Woolley (Aladdin, Unforgotten).

A synopsis for the new episodes teases: "Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) are now seven years into their marriage but, having moved into a desirable bungalow with stunning views across the Calder Valley, they aren’t quite seeing eye to eye.


"It isn’t just their differing politics that’s a source of tension; Alan’s new supermarket job brings an unexpected challenge in the form of a wild local lad, and at Far Slack Farm, Gillian (Nicola Walker) faces trouble with a giraffe.

"Meanwhile John (Tony Gardner) is back on the scene, and Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) finds herself entangled in an emotional debacle with someone at work. Into all of this jets Alan’s brother Ted (Timothy West) on holiday from New Zealand. But it turns out he’s only bought a one-way ticket… and he hasn’t come alone."

Sally Wainwright, creator and writer, said: “Yet again the entire Last Tango cast has proved to be so wonderful together, so uplifting, heart-warming, touching and funny, as they explore Celia and Alan’s relationship further, under the brilliant breath of fresh air that Gareth Bryn’s direction has given them.”

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Faith Penhale, executive producer for Lookout Point, added: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to bring the Tango team back together and watch them work their magic. Sally’s scripts are as brilliant as ever - warm and funny and very real - and our exceptional cast make it look easy. I can’t wait to give the fans four more episodes of this very special drama which they rightly love so much.”

Ben Irving, executive producer for the BBC, commented: “Last Tango In Halifax is one of our most beloved dramas and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing Sally Wainwright’s phenomenal characters back to BBC One next year.”


Last Tango In Halifax will return with four new hour-long episodes in 2020.

An exact air date has yet to be revealed.

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