How to watch Last Tango in Halifax season 5 online

Season five of Last Tango in Halifax will air at 9 PM GMT (4 PM EST / 1 PM PST) on BBC One on February 23. There’ll be a new episode each week, although this series is set to be shorter than in previous years, with just four episodes in total. Nevertheless, there’s still plenty to look forward to, so take a look below to find out how you can watch Last Tango in Halifax season 5 live, even if you’re abroad.

We only recommend watching via official sources. While unofficial streams may be available, these tend to have laggy, low-resolution video, and worse, they can be taken offline at any moment for copyright violation. Considering you can watch Last Tango in Halifax season 5 for free anyway, there’s no benefit to using shady, third-party streams.

This show will only be broadcast on region-locked platforms. As such, if you’re traveling abroad, you’ll need a VPN to watch Last Tango in Halifax on your usual streaming services.

How to watch Last Tango in Halifax abroad with a VPN

So what exactly is a VPN? Simply, it’s an application that allows you to connect to servers all over the world. This not only encrypts your traffic, greatly enhancing your security, it also means you can change your IP address and trick services into thinking you’re in a different country. It’s really quite simple to unblock Last Tango in Halifax abroad; just follow the steps below.

Here’s how to watch Last Tango in Halifax online from anywhere (outside UK):

  1. First, decide which VPN to use. We recommend ExpressVPN, but NordVPN and CyberGhost are two versatile, low-cost options.
  2. Next, download and install the VPN app, taking care to get the right version for your device.
  3. Log in to the app and connect to a British server. The city you choose doesn’t really matter, but generally, the closer your chosen server is, the faster your speeds.
  4. Visit the BBC iPlayer website and create an account (or log in, if you already have one). During registration, you’ll be asked for a UK postal code, but any valid postal code will work.
  5. Last but not least, try playing a video. It should begin right away but if not, you can fix most issues by clearing your browser’s cookies and refreshing the page.

Since new episodes of Last Tango in Halifax will be broadcast live, we recommend taking a few minutes ahead of time to make sure your VPN works properly. This way, you can avoid any disappointment that last-minute technical trouble could cause. Most top VPN providers offer 24/7 support via live chat, so you should be able to get help with any problems quite quickly.

How to watch Last Tango in Halifax for free on UK TV

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Last Tango in Halifax will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One. This means that you can watch new episodes free of charge on BBC iPlayer. There’s no need to worry about missing anything since episodes will be added to the service’s on-demand library a few hours after they finish airing on TV.

Want to catch up on previous seasons? BBC iPlayer has every previous episode, including the seasonal specials, available to watch for free for the next year. You will need a TV license to use the BBC iPlayer, but this service doesn’t actually verify whether you have one or not. An alternative is to purchase seasons 1–3 for £4.99 each on Amazon Prime Video.

BBC iPlayer is geo-restricted and only available to users in the UK. However, if you’re abroad on vacation, you can access it as normal by connecting to a British VPN server. Don’t have a VPN yet? ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee that lets you try it risk-free. If you’re unsatisfied (or simply don’t need it after this series ends), just cancel to receive a full refund.

Where else can I stream Last Tango in Halifax online?

Like many other BBC shows, Last Tango in Halifax is available to watch in the United States. Read on to find out how you can stream it outside of the UK:


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PBS previously broadcast the first three seasons of Last Tango in Halifax, so it’s a safe bet to assume it’ll have the new one as well. However, there are no concrete details as to when American viewers can expect to see it, and the only information we have is that it won’t be within the first two weeks of the British premiere. You’ll need a PBS Passport account to watch online, which costs $5 USD per month.

If you’d like to get caught up on older episodes ahead of the fifth season’s release, you can purchase them for $4.99 each on Amazon Prime Video. In fact, this service even offers both of the seasonal special episodes, which were never broadcast on PBS.

What can we expect from the fifth season of Last Tango in Halifax?

Season five of The Last Tango in Halifax will see Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) face off against the seven-year itch. Alan attempts to keep himself busy by getting a job at the local supermarket, but Celia isn’t keen on spending so much time alone. Meanwhile, Gillian and Caroline have their own (slightly less serious) issues to contend with.