Last Tango in Halifax

10 Best Episodes of Last Tango in Halifax

Celia and Alan are both widowed and in their seventies. When their respective grandsons put their details on Facebook, they rediscover a passionate relationship that started over sixty years ago.

Written by Sophie and last updated on apr 07, 2021.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Last Tango in Halifax - S3E2

#15 - Episode 2 (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Alan finally lets Celia into his secret about Gary but is saddened when Celia punishes Caroline on her wedding day for his mistake.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 86 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S5E3

#14 - Episode 3 (Season 5 - Episode 3)


Alan's new supermarket job brings an unexpected challenge in the form of Harrison, and an overburdened Celia is called upon to travel by bus.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 49 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S2E2

#13 - Episode 2 (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Alan and Celia's first day as a married couple is full of tension. A new arrival manages to surprise everybody. Caroline finds a way to buy John out of the house.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 72 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S3E1

#12 - Episode 1 (Season 3 - Episode 1)


An unexpected visitor forces Alan to think about his past. Gillian and Caroline are anxious - his decision to keep his secret from Celia is sure to backfire. Meanwhile Caroline and a heavily pregnant Kate set a date for their wedding.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 87 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S2E1

#11 - Episode 1 (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Alan has regained consciousness following his heart scare and Celia promises to never fall out with him again. They decide that they should get married straight away. Caroline and John's relationship becomes fractious after Caroline returns home to discover him and and Judith drunk and in her bed.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 69 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S2E4

#10 - Episode 4 (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Sad news inspires Alan and Celia to have another wedding ceremony for family and friends; Caroline and Kate spend a weekend away, but it doesn't go as planned; and Judith causes trouble between Gillian and Robbie.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 69 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S1E2

#9 - Episode 2 (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Celia and Alan decide to buy an extravagant sports car instead of an engagement ring.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 79 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S3E5

#8 - Episode 5 (Season 3 - Episode 5)


John has an unexpected proposal for Caroline, but she soon has greater things to worry about when she receives a phone call to say the police have baby Flora and her nanny Holly is in the cells. Gary's attempts to ingratiate himself into the family become tiring, and while Alan tries to distance himself from his son, Gillian is less than impressed when her half-brother offers to pay for her wedding.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 97 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S4E2

#7 - Christmas Special (2) (Season 4 - Episode 2)

Caroline tells Gillian the truth about why she had to take the new headship, and Gillian's mounting guilt over Eddie's death drives her to make a life-changing decision. Celia takes to the stage in the local production of Blithe Spirit and a twist of fate means Alan is forced to confront his fears.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 168 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S1E4

#6 - Episode 4 (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Caroline and Gillian become unexpectedly close when Alan and Celia go missing all night.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 70 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S2E5

#5 - Episode 5 (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Celia introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel. Caroline is shocked to find out that Kate is pregnant. Gillian gets drunk and shares a dark secret with Caroline.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 67 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S1E5

#4 - Episode 5 (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Alan finds it hard to choose his best man, and John outs Caroline and Kate.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 69 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S3E6

#3 - Episode 6 (Season 3 - Episode 6)

It's the day of Gillian and Robbie's wedding, and as all the guests begin to arrive at the venue, the bride suffers a serious case of cold feet. Caroline tries to get to the bottom of her stepsister's reluctance - and it isn't long before she admits the reasons for not wanting such a big ceremony. Meanwhile, with Celia's encouragement, Alan takes the first step toward forgiving Gary.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 97 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S2E6

#2 - Episode 6 (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Gillian wakes up having spent the night on the sofa. As she remembers her confession to Caroline the night before she is terrified. Caroline ends up being filled with empathy though. Preparations are underway for Alan and Celia’s big day.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 78 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S1E6

#1 - Episode 6 (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Gillian and Robbie grow closer, and Alan calls the wedding off.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 72 votes.

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