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Last Tango in Halifax returning this Christmas

Filming is now underway for the two-part Christmas special of Last Tango in Halifax. The BAFTA Award-winning BBC One drama achieved an average of 7.4 million viewers for the third series and is produced by RED Production Company.


Set two years after Kate’s tragic death, the episodes will see Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) coming to terms with yet more changes in her life. With a new job at a very different school, a new family home in Huddersfield and a chance encounter with a potential love interest, could things be looking up for her and her children?


Meanwhile, Gillian (Nicola Walker) is struggling to come to terms with the unusual activity that keeps happening in the barn. With issues from her past coming back to haunt her, will she let them affect her relationship with Robbie (Dean Andrews)?


Sarah Lancashire says: “It’s brilliant to be back filming Last Tango in Halifax again and to be back with everyone. This Christmas special is a very eventful one and it will be great to see how everyone’s lives have changed over the past two years.”


RED Production Company’s Founder and Executive Producer Nicola Shindler added: “Sally has created an absolutely fantastic two-part special, with a very engaging plot and a brilliant combination of comedy and drama. We can’t wait to share this much-loved show with fans over the festive period.”


Last Tango in Halifax Christmas special is a 2×60 minute series made by RED Production Company for BBC One. It is created and written by Sally Wainwright, produced by Karen Lewis and directed by Juliet May. Executive Producers are Nicola Shindler and Sally Wainwright for RED Production Company and Matthew Read for BBC One.


Source: BBC Media Centre