Last Tango will make grand return this evening

Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax

After months of anticipation, Last Tango in Halifax will return to screens this evening (Sunday).

Cast and crew were spotted filming around Calderdale earlier in the year - film sets appeared in Halifax town centre, Shibden Mill and Ripponden, creating much excitement for the third series across the borough.

The show was created by Sally Wainwright and follows widowers Alan Buttershaw and Celia Dawson, who rediscover their feelings for one another when they are reunited on Facebook.

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

Sally said: “Caroline’s story is very eventful this year.

“It’s an emotional rollercoaster.

“The series starts big for Caroline as she proposes to Kate in the first episode. The wedding comes later on.”

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

Newlyweds from the second season, 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.

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

Last Tango in Halifax will air on BBC1 at 9pm this evening.