Last Tango in Halifax Series 1

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Articles/Interviews available online

10 November 2012
There’s an article in the Daily Mail, written by Sally Wainwright, in which she talks about how this story came to be written and filmed. It covers more or less the same ground as the article which appeared in the Yorkshire Post Magazine back in April.

13 November 2012
TV Choice has an interview with Anne Reid.

19 November 2012
For any one interested in where the show was shot, both the Craven Herald & Pioneer and Creative England have articles on the subject.

20 November 2012
The Halifax Courier has a short article on this programme.

The Radio Times has a lengthy piece on Anne Reid. A scan of the same article is also available in the Press Articles gallery below.

27 November 2012
There is a lovely interview with Sally Wainwright posted up on the BBC Writers Room.

28 November 2012
The head of Age UK (an organisation that provides information and advice service to senior citizens in the UK) has been interviewed by the Guardian about this programme.

2 December 2012
The Daily Mail has an article written by Sarah Lancashire about her favourite travel destinations in which she talked a little about her experiences in filming this show in Yorkshire.

6 December 2012
There’s an interview in the online edition of Whats on TV with former Coronation Street star, Roy Barraclough, who is joining the show in Episode 4.

The Manchester Literature Festival 2012 has a Q&A with Sally Wainwright which you can access HERE.

11 December 2012
The Telegraph has an article about this show being “a triumph against TV’s ageism”.

8 January 2013
The Halifax Courier tells us that the love story on which this show is based actually began in Brooksbank School.

There will be a Series 2

The BBC confirmed on 10 December 2012 that there will be a second series of this show. YES!!! You can view the official press release HERE.

… the hit drama series starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid has been receiving record ratings, making it the biggest new mid-week drama on any channel this year. The series is attracting an average consolidated audience of 7.1 million so far, with last week’s episode overnight averaging 6.2 million …

… Sally Wainwright’s scripts and the outstanding cast have unearthed an absolute gem that is captivating audiences of all ages on Tuesday nights, making it the biggest mid-week drama launch on any channel in 2012.

We have complete coverage of Series 2 HERE.

Given the way the BBC mucked about with the programme’s initial listing (removing it from their September 2012 schedule without warning, then keeping silent about when the show would air and finally airing the show without much fanfare), I would believe that the Series 2 commission came about after they saw the incredible ratings for the first few episodes.

Press Articles Gallery

(Click on the pic to see a larger image. Thank you, Lucy, for providing us with some of these scans/pics. More scans will be added as and when they become available.)

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The Region 2 DVD is also Region 4 compatible.


For links to Episode Trailers, Episode Guides, Characters Guide, Reviews, Ratings and Screencaps, please turn to the next page.

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