The Catherine Tate Show

Popular sketch show starring Catherine Tate as a range of characters, including a rude nan and a talkative teenager

Genre:
Sketch Show
Broadcast:
2004 - 2009  (BBC Two)
Episodes:
21 (3 series)
Starring:
Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley, Angela McHale, Bruce Mackinnon, Jonathan McGuinness, Ella Kenion, James Holmes, Derren Litten, Rebecca Front, Richard Lumsden
Writers:
Catherine Tate, Derren Litten, Aschlin Ditta, Gordon Anderson, Mathew Horne, Arthur Mathews, Bruce Mackinnon, Jenny Lecoat, Ella Kenion, Niky Wardley
Production:
Tiger Aspect Productions
& British Broadcasting Corporation

The Catherine Tate Show features Catherine Tate playing a wide range of characters, including the unforgettable Lauren Cooper, a stroppy teenager, and the equally spirited Nan Taylor, the scourge of Meals On Wheels.

Other favourites include die-hard romantic Elaine Figgis, and her worldwide search for love; Paul and Sam in their endlessly hysterical life; Kate and Ellen, the bickering work colleagues; Bernie the inappropriate Irish nurse; Vern and Irene with their burger van, and of course, not forgetting Derek Faye - the modern gentleman bachelor.

Our Review: This was on the biggest sketch shows of the 2000s. In fact, at one stage, it was so popular that Prime Minister Tony Blair even made a cameo appearance in one of the sketches.

In fact, the show was so popular for a period that a couple of the characters have entered the national concious: Lauren 'Am I Bovvered' Cooper, and foul-mouthed Nan Taylor. However, some of Tate's other creations have now been somewhat forgotten, despite being a huge hit at the time. Maybe the recent 2009 Christmas Special will encourage people to return and re-watch previous series of the show.