‘Last Tango in Halifax’ Season 3 Comes to PBS Stations This June

Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as Alan and Celia. (Photo: Courtesy of Ben Blackall)
Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as Alan and Celia. (Photo: Courtesy of Ben Blackall)
Popular romantic drama Last Tango in Halifax is returning to PBS stations this summer.  The third season of the series – which follows the story of an older couple who rediscover their love for each later in life – will begin on Sunday, June 28.

Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid star as Alan and Celia, two childhood sweethearts reunited by the power of Facebook. Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire play Alan and Celia’s adult daughters, who both lead rather drama-filled lives of their own.

Season 3 will once again be comprised of six episodes and runs through the beginning of August, airing as part of a three-hour British programming block on PBS that includes the new adaptation of Poldark and World War I medical drama The Crimson Field

As the new season kicks off, Celia and Alan are planning to make the most of their time together when a surprise visitor from Alan’s past stops them in their tracks. Caroline and Kate settle into married life and look forward to motherhood, Kate begins her third trimester and a devastating event shocks everyone. Old habits come back to haunt Gillian as she grapples with following her head over her heart.

Last Tango in Halifax continues to surprise viewers with exciting storylines and funny anecdotes,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming for PBS. “We are excited to continue our relationship with Red Production and the BBC with another season of Alan and Celia.”

In other exciting news: Sherlock star Rupert Graves joins the Halifax cast as a regular this season, playing a man named Gary who’s involved with Gillian.

Get a look at the PBS trailer for the new season below: 

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And, if that’s not enough new footage for you, you can check out the UK trailer, which has a slightly different tone:

Are you looking forward to Last Tango Season 3?

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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