Last Tango in full swing in Halifax

Last Tango filming in Halifax.
Last Tango filming in Halifax.

A Sherlock star will join the cast of hit BBC drama Last Tango in Halifax but it could lead to grave consequences for one of the characters.

Rupert Graves, who plays D.I. Greg Lestrade on Sherlock, will join the cast as character Gary Jackson whom we are introduced to during a date with character Gillian.

Filming for the third series is in full swing in Halifax, as the cast and crew were spotted around the area this week.

Two weeks ago, Halifax town centre’s Market Arcade was transformed into a TV set as the cast and crew filmed at the Upstairs Downstairs Cafe and Coffee House and later at Shibden Mill Inn.

Newlyweds Alan, played by Derek Jacobi, and Celia, played by Anne Reid, return to the series to show their strong bond after their relationship was put to the test in series two, when Alan was recovering from a heart attack.

The six-part series will also feature a gay marriage storyline between Caroline, played by Sarah Lancashire, and her partner Kate, played by Nina Sosanya.

With Kate pregnant, Caroline comes to the realisation that Kate is the love of her life - something that Celia will struggle to understand.

Sally Wainwright, said: “I’m thrilled we’re going into a third series with really exciting new story lines that move Celia and Alan’s relationship forward with hopefully the same mix of gusto, comedy and drama.”

Nicola Shindler, executive producer and founder of RED Production Company, added: “We’re so excited for the third series of our multi-award winning show and we’re thrilled Rupert’s joined our stellar cast. The continued support and success of this much-loved drama is testament to Sally’s warm and sincere scripts and we can’t wait to show fans what we have in store for the new series.”

The series airs next year.