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Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, now both in their 70s, both retired, and both widowed, are reunited after being convinced to join Facebook by their grandchildren. After their encounter, Alan and Celia find that they're still as in love as they were as teenagers in the 1950s. They become engaged and make plans to be married.

The couple's story is not the only one told in this series. Alan's daughter Gillian holds a part-time job in a supermarket and runs a farm. She is a widow; her abusive husband died several years ago. She's been struggling simply to stay afloat ever since. Though she's happy for her father, she's worried about what might happen to her son when Alan leaves and takes the support he's been providing with him.

Celia's daughter is Gillian's polar opposite. Caroline is an Oxford graduate who leads a successful career as a headmistress. Caroline is not without her problems, however. Her husband John recently left her for someone else. Now he's back and wants a second chance. Meanwhile, Caroline is struggling with depression and strange feelings for a female coworker.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on PBS
4 Seasons, 20 Episodes
September 8, 2013
Drama
8.2/10
Cast: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker
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Last Tango in Halifax Full Episode Guide

  • Conclusion. Caroline tells Gillian the truth about why she took the new headship. Gillian's mounting guilt over Eddie's death drives her to make a major decision. On the night of Celia's play, a twist of fate means Alan is forced to confront his fears.

  • Part 1 of 2. Caroline's new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian, who's consumed by thoughts of the afterlife, convinced she's being haunted by Eddie.

  • In the third season finale, Caroline discovers why Gillian is hesitant to go through with the wedding.

  • Greg seems to be a natural with baby Flora, and Caroline is relieved.

  • Caroline endures Kate's funeral and wake by maintaining a dialogue with Kate whose spirit she can sense. Meanwhile Ginika, Kate's mum, visits from America and makes an instant connection with Celia and baby Flora.

  • Celia fixes things with Alan and lets Gary back into her life even though she has reservations at first.

  • Celia and Alan try to optimize their time. Finally, Alan reveals his secret.

  • In the third season premiere, an unexpected visitor from the past forces Alan to reconsider things. Meanwhile, Caroline and pregnant Kate decide on a date for their wedding.

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