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

Catherine Tate's Nan

BBC One sitcom a sweary grandmother. 3 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2014 - 2015. Stars Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley and Richard Sandling.

Catherine Tate's Nan. Image shows from L to R: Nan (Catherine Tate), Evan Davis. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

2015 Specials - Knees Up Wilmott-Brown

When the freehold on Nan's block of flats is bought up by property developers, all the residents join together to fight for their survival. All except Nan, who bought her flat in the 1980s and finds herself holding a unique position of power.

Further details

When the freehold on Nan's block of flats in London's newly fashionable East End is bought up by some ruthless property developers, all the residents join together to fight for their survival. All except Nan, that is, who, having bought her own flat in the 1980s, finds herself holding a unique position of power over the developers and their oily representative, the unfortunate Charles Wilmott.

Evan Davis

In this episode, Joannie Taylor finds herself centre stage in the Newsnight studio facing a grilling from presenter Evan Davis.

Evan is of course no stranger to awkward interviewees, but Nan was almost too much even for a man of his considerable experience. He said of his meeting with the irrepressible pensioner: "I always think a dream edition of Newsnight is one which is unpredictable, occasionally uncontrolled and in which the guests really speak their minds. But strangely, while Nan delivered all these qualities, I'm not dreaming of interviewing her again soon".

Some months after their explosive confrontation he adds: "I think I've recovered now".

Broadcast details

Wednesday 30th December 2015
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Catherine Tate Nan
Mathew Horne Jamie
Guest cast
Adam James Charles Wilmott
Niky Wardley Lorna
Joan Hodges Peggy
Michael Phong Le Trong Tri
Evan Davis Self
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
Philip Pope Composer


Nan supports the Tenants' Association

Nan decides the tenants in her tower block need her help, whether they want it or not.

Featuring: Catherine Tate (Nan), Niky Wardley (Lorna), Mathew Horne (Jamie).


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