Last Tango In Halifax, starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid, is to be remade for French audiences.

The award-winning BBC One romantic drama, starring the pair as childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, will be adapted by BBC Worldwide and their French partner Newen to develop a Gallic version of the show, consisting of six hour-long episodes.

Written and created by Sally Wainwright, Last Tango In Halifax follows the widowed septuagenarians as they attempt to rekindle their romance when they’re reunited after 60 years apart.

Sarah Lancashire, Ronni Ancona and Nicola Walker also star in the UK version of the show.

Jean-Louis Blot, director BBC Worldwide France, said: “We are excited to work with Newen to develop and co-produce Last Tango In Halifax. This is the beginning of a collaboration we hope is long and successful.”

A third series of Last Tango in Halifax has been commissioned, and is expected to screen in the UK later this year.

 

Press Association