Renewed: Last Tango in Halifax
UK drama everybody thought was over will return in 2020.
Hold the phone…..UK drama Last Tango in Halifax has had a surprise renewal by the BBC.
‘Surprise’ because star Derek Jacobi told Radio Times writer Sally Wainwright was too busy with other projects.
“She’s a wonderful writer, but she’s got so much work that Tango is finished,” he said in 2017.
“It’s very sad, we all loved it.”
Wainwright is indeed in demand with successes such as Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley (can I have some more please?) and previously Scott & Bailey.
The BBC has now confirmed the series is set to return with a 4-part series beginning in 2020.
Last Tango in Halifax tells the story of former childhood sweethearts Celia and Alan (Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi) who have reunited later in life, as well as their respective grown-up daughters – played by Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire. The story is based on her mother, Dorothy, who was widowed in 2001, moved to Oxfordshire to live with her daughter and rediscovered a lost love.
It has aired in Australia on ABC.