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Last Tango in Halifax to return in 2020


Sally Wainwright’s Bafta-winning drama, Last Tango in Halifax, is set to return to BBC One next year.

Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire will all return to the series, which is produced by Lookout Point (Gentleman Jack).

“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,” said Wainwright.

Joining the cast for this series will be Lu Corfield (Sex Education, Clink), Anna Leong Brophy (Traces, EastEnders), Noorul Choudhury (Ackley Bridge), Liam McCheyne (The Bay, Coronation Street), Sophie McIntosh (Brave New World, Shortland Street), Rick S Carr (Brassic, Ackley Bridge) and Buckso Dhillon-Woolley (Aladdin, Unforgotten).

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to bring the Tango team back together and watch them work their magic. Sally’s scripts are as brilliant as ever – warm and funny and very real – and our exceptional cast make it look easy. I can’t wait to give the fans four more episodes of this very special drama which they rightly love so much,” added Faith Penhale, Executive Producer for Lookout Point.

Ben Irving, Executive Producer for the BBC, added:

“Last Tango In Halifax is one of our most beloved dramas and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing Sally Wainwright’s phenomenal characters back to BBC One next year.”

The 4 x 60 minute drama is directed by Gareth Bryn (Hidden, Hinterland) and produced by Ken Horn (Line of Duty, The Moorside).

It previously ran for three series and a two-episode Christmas special, with each run averaging more than 7 million viewers. It was last onscreen in 2016.

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