BBC Worldwide and PBS announced recently that the first season of the critically-acclaimed British drama Last Tango in Halifax as well as the third season of Call the Midwife will air on PBS.
‘Last Tango in Halifax’ is a six-part mini-series that focuses on childhood sweethearts Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid), both widowed in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited over the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple laments what might have been as they take audiences on a life-affirming journey together. While their relationship is a celebrator tale of the power of love at any age, it is also a story about family and the complications the relationship causes, especially for their grown daughters.
The mini-series will debut on PBS on September 8 at 8/7c and comes from writer Sally Wainwright (‘Unforgiven’) and director Euros Lynn (‘Sherlock’).
‘Call the Midwife’ will air its third season on PBS in 2014 and will focus on the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House in 1959, as the winds of change are sweeping through the country and the women face some momentous changes of their own. The cast of ‘Call the Midwife’ includes Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Miranda Hart, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main and Cliff Parisi; Vanessa Redgrave provides the voice over.
Again, ‘Call the Midwife’ will return for season three in 2014 while ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ will debut on September 8.