Last Tango in Halifax

10 Worst 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.

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Last Tango in Halifax - S3E2

#10 - 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 - S3E3

#9 - Episode 3 (Season 3 - Episode 3)


Despite some reservations, Celia takes tentative steps to improve her relationship with Alan and accept Gary into her life. Though things are still fraught between her and Caroline, she readily offers support when some devastating news is received.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 91 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S2E3

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

Gillian is upset after Celia inadvertently lets slip a huge personal secret she has kept since she was fifteen. Alan and Gillian's already relationship hits the rocks as he distances himself from her even motre. Kate is made to feel awkward around Lawrence, who finds his mother's new relationship hard to accept.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 66 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S5E4

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


Ted and Harrison go on an adventure, Gillian is pushed to breaking point at the farm, and Caroline finds herself at the heart of an unlikely love triangle. Alan and Celia find reason to laugh together again, but sobering news awaits them at home.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 54 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S3E4

#6 - Episode 4 (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Caroline is overwhelmed at the prospect of looking after the new baby, until a stranger walks into her life who may be the answer to her prayers. Raff is delighted at the news that his mum and uncle are getting married.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 85 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S4E1

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


Caroline's new headship involves the family moving to a ramshackle farmhouse in Huddersfield in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gilian about where he'd like to be buried. Meanwhile, Gillian is consumed by thoughts of the afterlife convinced she's being haunted by Eddie.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 167 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S1E1

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

Two widowers rekindle a passionate relationship that fate stole from them decades ago.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 103 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S1E3

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


Celia and Alan's search for a wedding venue leaves them trapped in a haunted mansion.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 75 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S5E2

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

Celia is quick to apologise for causing a scene, but with Alan seeking excitement outside the bungalow, and Celia seeking it within, their relationship comes under increasing strain. Questions are raised when Ted, arrives, fresh off a long-haul flight with a lifetime worth of luggage and further surprises in tow. Raff is left speechless when a giraffe turns up at Far Slack Farm, and Gillian is riddled with old anxieties when it brings unwarranted attention to the barn. Aspiring YouTube sensations Lawrence and Angus pitch a tent in Gillian’s field. Meanwhile, Caroline and Ruth get on like a house on fire, until things take an unexpected turn. And as Judith looks to the future, John begins to look the other way.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 48 votes.

Last Tango in Halifax - S5E1

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


Seven years into their marriage, Alan and Celia aren’t seeing eye to eye. Tempers get frayed at Caroline and Gillian’s joint birthday celebration when Celia can’t hold her tongue.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 49 votes.

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