You couldn’t get a more Yorkshire production than Last Tango in Halifax, about the late-blooming relationship between Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid), both widowers who rekindle a teenage romance in their 70s. The award-winning series was written and produced by Sally Wainwright, the darling of Yorkshire TV, who grew up nearby in Huddersfield. Last Tango in Halifax is loosely based on her own mother’s experience of finding an old flame on Friends Reunited in her 70s.
Spanning several years and five series (so far), Last Tango in Halifax is set in the Calder Valley and filmed widely across Calderdale including Halifax town centre, Sowerby Bridge, Ripponden and Elland. Other filming locations include Bridlington, Ilkley, Batley, the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds and Broughton Hall in Skipton.