Catherine Tate's Nan. Nan (Catherine Tate). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate's Nan

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Catherine Tate stars as Nan in a BBC sitcom featuring her sweary old grandmother character. Also features Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley and Richard Sandling.

Episode menu

2015 Specials - Nanger Management

Nan's aggressive attitude finally gets her into trouble with the police and she's forced to attend anger management classes.

Preview clips

Further details

Catherine Tate's Nan. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Richard Sandling), Mr Fanée (Warwick Davis), Nan (Catherine Tate). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Nan's aggressive attitude to harmless pensioners finally gets her into trouble with the police, and she's forced to attend anger management classes.

However, her course leader is revealed to be struggling with some latent issues of his own, which are in danger of being brought bubbling back to the surface.

Meanwhile, Jamie joins forces with Nan's kindly new neighbour to raise funds for the local zoo, with unexpectedly dramatic results.

Broadcast details

Sunday 27th December 2015
35 minutes
  • Friday 12th June 2015 at The London Studios


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 26th February 2016 11:05pm BBC1
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 4th October 2018 1:50am Gold
Friday 30th November 2018 11:10pm Gold
Saturday 1st December 2018 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 4th December 2019 10:30pm Gold
Thursday 5th December 2019 2:50am Gold
Thursday 12th December 2019 12:35am Gold
Friday 20th December 2019 1:30am Gold
Tuesday 24th December 2019 2:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Catherine Tate Nan
Mathew Horne Jamie
Richard Sandling Steve
Guest cast
Warwick Davis Mr Fanée
Niky Wardley Samantha
Colin Spaull Bernie
Brett Goldstein Jonathan
Amy Bowden Charlotte (Emo girl)
Jamie Chapman George (Speccy)
Seeta Indrani Relationship Therapist
Naveed Khan Rasheed (Caretaker)
Dan Starkey Ian (Shorty)
Writing team
Catherine Tate Writer
Brett Goldstein Writer
Dan Swimer Writer
Production team
Geoff Posner Director
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Catherine Tate Executive Producer
Pete Thornton Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
Howard Goodall Composer
James Dillon Production Designer


Nan annoys the anger management group

Nan attends an anger management meeting to the dismay of the members.

Featuring: Catherine Tate (Nan), Richard Sandling (Steve), Jamie Chapman (George) & Dan Starkey (Ian).


Review: Catherine Tate's Nan, BBC One

Nan is a brilliantly observed character, a game old bird who comes out with an occasional cracker.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 28th December 2015

Nan offends everyone - and viewers want another series

It's been a while since we have seen the outrageous pensioner that is Catherine Tate's Nan - but she hasn't lost any of her edge as we discovered when she reprised the role for a couple of episodes. But she has gone down so well with viewers that there could well be a new series on the cards.

Duncan Lindsay, Metro, 27th December 2015

Radio Times review

Ironically, the season of goodwill might be the only time of year you can get away with comedy as rude and crude as this. There's a panto atmosphere as Tate's misanthropic pensioner returns, in front of a live studio audience, for two new rampages.

Having beaten up a blind veteran in the street, Nan must complete an anger management class or go to prison. This doesn't stop her needling her therapist (Warwick Davis) and bullying the other members of the group. When Tate is on form she can wring a guilty laugh out of anyone; when she isn't and the script falls back on Nan just being nasty, it's the opposite of joyful.

Jack Seale, Radio Times, 23rd December 2015

Catherine Tate's Nan preview

It's hard to believe that it's been almost 10 years since Joannie Taylor better known as Nan, first burst onto our screens in The Catherine Tate Show.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 22nd December 2015

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