The LA Times reviewer says:
The best new show of the fall is a rapturous mix of absurdly fairy-tale-romance and frantic modern complications, set in the sylvan drear of Yorkshire and brought to life by masterfully shaded performances.
“Last Tango in Halifax ” tells the story of a widow and a widower who reconnect via Facebook and quickly rekindle a romance that never quite happened. But time, and her grim attendant's age and infirmity, are not the only obstacles this new/old love must face.
Alan (Derek Jacobi) lives with his daughter, Gillian (Nicola Walker), and his grandson, Raff (Josh Bolt), on a sheep farm James Herriot might have serviced. His early love, Celia (Anne Reid) is part of a very different sort of life (i.e. class.). Celia also lives with her daughter, but Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) is, in addition to mothering two sons, the fiercely ambitious head of a prestigious private school.
If it interests you at all, I recommend reading the full review. It premiers Sunday on PBS (8 pm Eastern/Pacific)
From the PBS website:
From award-winning writer Sally Wainwright comes this uplifiting comedy drama about romance and second chances. Full of zesty humor, great characters and glorious dialogue, it’s about timeless love in a very modern setting.
Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited on the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple lament over what might have been as they take us on a life-affirming journey of what can still happen.
Their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age. But this is also a story about family, and with family comes baggage.
Alan and Celia both have daughters, whose dysfunctional lives bring drama at every turn. Celia’s daughter Caroline, a career-focused head teacher, is worried that her mum is rushing into things with Alan. But with her adulterous husband John back on the scene having left his alcoholic mistress Judith, and with relationship issues of her own, she’s happy to let things run their course.
Chaotic, independent Gillian works hard on the family farm as well as in the local supermarket. Impetuous in her relationships, she’s currently dealing with the advances of her younger lover Paul and the accusations of her brother-in-law Robbie, who’s convinced she was involved in the death of her husband.
Neither daughter would ever dream of getting in the way of their parents’ happiness. But somehow they just can’t help themselves.
Here's the preview
(direct Youtube link www.youtube.com/watch?v=3df_OMT1ogU