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Created by Sally Wainwright (Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley), this moving comedy-drama series about Celia and Alan, childhood sweethearts who come together again after 60 years, is a favourite among critics and fans. Starring Sarah Lancashire as Celia’s daughter Caroline and Nicola Walker as Alan’s daughter Gillian, with Derek Jacobi playing Alan and Anne Reid playing Celia, the star-studded cast bolsters the endearing storyline.
When Season 5 opens, Celia and Alan have been married for seven years, and find that they’re not seeing eye to eye, while Caroline and Gillian, who are as different from each other as it is possible for two women of a similar age to be, make the surprising decision to have a joint birthday celebration.
The New York Times says, “What makes Last Tango watchable… is another distinguishing feature, a crackerjack cast headlined by Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as the doughty lovebirds Alan and Celia”, while the AV Club says it has “a sweetness to it that could warm the cockles of even cold American hearts”.
IMDB rating: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98%