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PBS is going back to Halifax one last time. The final season of British comedy-drama Last Tango in Halifax premieres Sunday, Sept. 20, roughly three years after the last new episodes aired in the U.S. The four-episode season, which previously aired on the BBC in the U.K., will be the final one for the show.

Alan and Celia don’t see eye-to-eye in the new season of ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ 

Last Tango in Halifax
Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), Celia (Anne Reid), Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Gillian (Nicola Walker) in Last Tango in Halifax | Courtesy of Matt Squire

The new season of Last Tango in Halifax picks up several years after viewers last saw Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid). Now seven years into their marriage, they’re settled into a lovely home, but there are some problems in their new abode. Political clashes, a new job for Alan, and other issues create tension in their household. Meanwhile, Celia’s daughter, Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), gets emotionally embroiled at work, while Alan’s daughter Gillian (Nicola Walker) faces trouble with a giraffe at the farm. To complicate matters, Alan’s brother, Ted (West) has arrived from New Zealand for a visit, but it turns out he only bought a one-way ticket. 

How to watch ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ 

In addition to airing on PBS stations, new episodes of Last Tango in Halifax will be available to stream for free on and the PBS video app for 30 days after their initial broadcast.  

The previous three seasons of Last Tango in Halifax are currently streaming on Netflix. 

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In addition to a new season of Last Tango in Halifax, PBS has several other new shows on deck for the coming months. 

Fresh episodes of Dutch detective drama Van Der Walk, which premiered Sept. 13, will air Sundays through Sept. 27. Sunday, Oct. 4 brings the premiere of the new mystery series Flesh and Blood. It focuses on a recently widowed woman (Francesca Annis) who falls in love with a new man (Stephen Rea), raising suspicions among her adult children and a nosy next-door neighbor (Imelda Staunton).

Hugh Laurie stars in the political drama Roadkill as a scheming U.K. government minister. The four-episode series, which premieres Sunday, Nov. 1, was written by David Hare, a two-time Oscar nominee for The Reader and The Hours. Helen McCrory, Saskia Reeves, Pip Torrens, and Patricia Hodge co-star. 

In The Trouble With Maggie Cole, residents of a picturesque fishing village witness the unintended consequences of idle gossip. The series centers on Maggie Cole (Dawn French), the self-appointed oracle of the close-knit community. It premieres Sunday, Oct. 18. 

Finally, Cobra follows the British Prime Minister (Robert Carlyle) and his cabinet committee as they respond to a major national crisis caused by a geomagnetic solar storm. It airs Sundays beginning Oct. 4. 

Last Tango in Halifax airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET beginning Sept. 20 on PBS. 

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