Hobbledehoy favorite ‘Last Tango In Halifax’ final season now on PBS

PBS is going back to Halifax one last time. The final season of British comedy-drama Last Tango in Halifax premieres Sunday, Sept. 20.

The new season of Last Tango in Halifax picks up several years after viewers last saw Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid). Now seven years into their marriage, they’re settled into a lovely home, but there are some problems in their new abode. Political clashes, a new job for Alan, and other issues create tension in their household. Meanwhile, Celia’s daughter, Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), gets emotionally embroiled at work, while Alan’s daughter Gillian (Nicola Walker) faces trouble with a giraffe at the farm. To complicate matters, Alan’s brother, Ted (West) has arrived from New Zealand for a visit, but it turns out he only bought a one-way ticket.

In addition to airing on PBS stations, new episodes of Last Tango in Halifax will be available to stream for free on PBS.org and the PBS video app for 30 days after their initial broadcast.

The previous three seasons of Last Tango in Halifax are currently streaming on Netflix.

Source: ‘Last Tango In Halifax’: Final Season Premieres Sept. 20 on PBS

‘Last Tango in Halifax’ preview: New pics and story hints for fifth season 

The first photos have been released from the new season of Last Tango in Halifax. Created by Gentleman Jack writer

The first photos have been released from the new season of Last Tango in Halifax.

Created by Gentleman Jack writer Sally Wainwright, the BBC’s family comedy-drama series first aired seven years ago.

Last Tango tells the story of former childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia (Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid), who reunite in their seventies.

Four brand new hour-long episodes recently began filming in England, with all the main cast returning to reprise their roles, alongside Timothy West as Alan’s brother Ted.

The official story synopsis for Season 5 reads: “Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) are now seven years into their marriage but, having moved into a desirable bungalow with stunning views across the Calder Valley, they aren’t quite seeing eye to eye.

“It isn’t just their differing politics that’s a source of tension; Alan’s new supermarket job brings an unexpected challenge in the form of a wild local lad, and at Far Slack Farm, Gillian (Nicola Walker) faces trouble with a giraffe.

“Meanwhile John (Tony Gardner) is back on the scene, and Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) finds herself entangled in an emotional debacle with someone at work.

“Into all of this jets Alan’s brother Ted (Timothy West) on holiday from New Zealand. But it turns out he’s only bought a one-way ticket… and he hasn’t come alone.”

The show’s creator and writer Sally Wainwright commented: “Yet again the entire Last Tango cast has proved to be so wonderful together, so uplifting, heart-warming, touching and funny, as they explore Celia and Alan’s relationship further, under the brilliant breath of fresh air that Gareth Bryn’s direction has given them.”

The new season of Last Tango will air early next year on BBC One in the UK.

Source: ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ preview: New pics and story hints for fifth season – British Period Dramas

Listen to “Annika Stranded, Series 4, Beginnings”

By Nick Walker. Annika investigates the death of Tor’s class teacher.

Eight new cases to challenge the detective wit of Annika Strandhed, queen of the Oslo Police boat patrol.

Since we last met her, Annika has been promoted to Chief Inspector. Her first act was – apart from choosing a new speedboat – to co-opt Mikel, her forensic photographer of choice, to accompany her. Her son Tor is about to start school.

Being Chief Inspector means a bigger case-load. What follows will test her physically and emotionally as never before.

Episode 1: Beginnings
On Tor’s first day at school, Annika has to investigate the death of his class teacher.

Nick Walker is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, Blackbox and Helloland. His plays and short stories have often featured on BBC Radio 4, including the First King of Mars stories (2007 – 2010) and the plays Life Coach (2010) and Stormchasers (2012). The previous series of Annika Stranded were broadcast in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Writer: Nick Walker
Reader: Nicola Walker
Sound Design: Jon Calver
Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Listen at: BBC Radio 4 – Annika Stranded, Series 4, Beginnings