Seasonal premiere September 20 on PBS


PBS returns to Halifax one last time. The final season of the British comedy-drama Last tango in Halifax premieres on Sunday, September 20, about three years after the last new episodes aired in the United States. The four-episode season, previously broadcast on the BBC in the UK, will be the show’s last.

Alan and Celia don’t see each other in new season of ‘Last Tango in Halifax’

Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), Celia (Anne Reid), Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Gillian (Nicola Walker) in Last tango in Halifax | Courtesy of Matt Squire

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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 after their marriage, they are settled in a beautiful house, but there are problems in their new home. Political clashes, a new job for Alan and other issues create tension in their home. Meanwhile, Celia’s daughter Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) is emotionally entangled at work, while Alan Gillian’s daughter (Nicola Walker) struggles with a giraffe on the farm. To complicate matters, Alan’s brother Ted (West) arrived from New Zealand for a visit, but it turns out he only bought a one-way ticket.

How to watch ‘Last Tango in Halifax’

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

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

More new shows coming to PBS this fall

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In addition to a new season of Last tango in Halifax, PBS has several other new shows on deck for the coming months.

New episodes of Dutch crime drama Van Der Walk, which premiered on September 13, will air from Sunday to September 27. Sunday October 4 marks the premiere of the new mystery series Flesh and blood. It focuses on a recently widowed woman (Francesca Annis) who falls in love with a new man (Stephen Rea), arousing suspicion among her adult children and a curious neighbor (Imelda Staunton).

Hugh Laurie stars in political drama Roadkill as a scheming British government minister. The four-part series, which premieres Sunday, November 1, was written by two-time Oscar nominee David Hare for The reader and Times. Helen McCrory, Saskia Reeves, Pip Torrens et Patricia Hodge co-stars.

In The problem with Maggie Cole, residents of a quaint fishing village witness the unintended consequences of unnecessary gossip. The series centers on Maggie Cole (Dawn French), the self-proclaimed oracle of the united community. It will be released on Sunday October 18.

Finally, Cobra follows the British Prime Minister (Robert Carlyle) and his cabinet committee as they respond to a major national crisis caused by a geomagnetic solar storm. It airs on Sundays starting October 4.

Last tango in Halifax Airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET starting September 20 on PBS.

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