The Fall S3 E3 The Gates of Light

The Fall season 3 episode 3 is titled “The Gates of Light.” Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) is strong enough to get up and walk around the hospital, although he’s still in ICU. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “The Fall S3 E3 The Gates of Light”

Last Tango in Halifax: S3 E6

The season 3 finale of Last Tango in Halifax takes place on Gillian (Nicola Walker) and Robbie’s (Dean Andrews) wedding day. The day is mainly a series of comic disasters overlaid with the faint aroma of horse shit.

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Last Tango in Halifax: S3 E5

Episode 5 of Last Tango in Halifax starts with a bang when Lawrence (Louis Greatorex) pulls a prank on the boys at school who put the sign on his back. By bang, I mean he tossed some firecrackers at them and pretended to shoot them. A chase scene ensued, with wild music which was also used over the credits. Continue reading “Last Tango in Halifax: S3 E5”

Last Tango in Halifax, Season 3, Episode 4

This episode is about grief, about dealing with loss, about flailing for the right choice when all of the choices are wrong, and about being there for the people who need you.

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Last Tango in Halifax, Season 3, Episode 3

Be glad to start episode 3 of Last Tango in Halifax in your happy place because you’re in for a bumpy night by the end.

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Last Tango in Halifax: Season 3 Episode 2

Episode 2 of Last Tango in Halifax in season 3 of this BBC series is a painful one. Pain from old wounds and betrayals still unforgiven come forth from the past to color and hurt again today. It begins mere minutes from where episode 1 ended.

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Last Tango in Halifax, season 3 episode 1

Last Tango in Halifax begins season 3 on Valentine’s Day. Several important things happen on Valentine’s Day that require a lot of processing on the part of the characters in Last Tango in Halifax.

I’m changing the way I recap Last Tango in Halifax for series 3. I’m going to be much briefer and rely more on images to tell the story. I’ll leave out most of the details and only hit the high points. Hope you like this way of doing it. Continue reading “Last Tango in Halifax, season 3 episode 1”

Start Date for Last Tango in Halifax on BBC One Announced

BBC One announced December 28, 2014 as the start date for season 3 of Last Tango in Halifax on British TV. Series 3 photos that have been released so far show us a photo of Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and Kate (Nina Sosanya) in what must be a proposal scene (below), and in what looks like a wedding photo (above).

Sarah Lancashire and Nina Sosanya in Last Tango in Halifax.
Sure looks like a ring box on Kate’s pregnant belly

We get a look at Caroline holding the new baby (where is Kate?) in this photo. Judith (Ronnie Ancona) was also expecting a baby last time we heard. Could this be Judith’s baby and not Kate’s baby? Wouldn’t be the first time they’ve teased us with misleading photos before a season begins.

Sarah Lancashire holds a small child.
Caroline acting like a happy mom with a new baby.

We also see Gillian (Nicola Walker) holding a very big Emily Ann. That child grows at a phenomenal rate, I must say.

Nicola Walker holding a toddler
How little Calamity doth grow.
NIcola Walker and Sarah Lancashire
Don’t they look cozy?

If you recall the BBC’s previews for the coming TV season, there was also a hint that perhaps Gillian was getting married as well, although we don’t know who the groom might be. Or even if Gillian is really dressed to get married.

No word let on when series 3 will make it across the Atlantic to American PBS stations. Let’s hope PBS doesn’t drag their feet for months the way they did with season 2.

BBC Announces a 3rd Series of Last Tango in Halifax

On Christmas Eve, the BBC announced that a series 3 of Last Tango in Halifax is a go. The announcement quotes writer Sally Wainwright.

Writer and executive producer Sally Wainwright says: “I’m so happy we’ve got a third series, it’s so exciting to be able to take these characters further and to find out loads more stuff about them. What’s so great about writing for characters like Celia and Alan is that there is a wealth of back story to explore. Series three will be a whole new emotional ball game.”

The characters Sally Wainwright created in Last Tango in Halifax are hugely popular in America as well.

The third series of the drama goes into production in 2014, and will be broadcast later in 2014.

Awards for the series include 2 British Academy Television Awards (Best Drama Series and Best Writer). BAFTA nominations included Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid and Sarah Lancashire in the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories. It’s received 3 Royal Television Society North West Awards. It’s been shortlisted for Best Drama Series at the Broadcast Awards 2014.