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A tale of teenage sweethearts reunited via Facebook 60 years later confounded expectations, while in Homeland, Carrie and Brody dabbled in a romance facing even trickier hurdles

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With its bathetic title and prim Yorkshire setting, Last Tango in Halifax looked like it might be a rather twee affair. No butter, so to speak, but plenty of treacle. Throw in the dramatic premise – a couple of teenage sweethearts reunited via Facebook 60 years on – and the threat of mawkish flat-vowelled gentility was of a severity not seen since Last of the Summer Wine was finally finished off.

Such low expectations were squarely confounded, however, thanks to the writer Sally Wainwright's acute ear for dialogue – she's also responsible for the excellent Scott & Bailey – and the unlikely pairing of theatrical knight »

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