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The Catherine Tate Show

The Catherine Tate Show

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 2004 - 2009
  • 21 episodes (3 series)

Popular sketch show starring Catherine Tate as a range of characters, including a rude nan and a talkative teenager. Also features Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley, Ella Kenion, Rebecca Front, Angela McHale and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Margaret is scared several times, Bernie receives a written warning for breaking the photocopier and Nan mistakes Charles Bronson for Charles Manson.

Further details

The easily scared woman opens birthday cards from her friends. One of the cards contains a fold up of a naked man and as it pops out, she screams scared.

At the information point a woman stops by who has lost her mother. The agent mistakenly thinks the mother passed away. The woman wants to make an announcement to find her again.

Bernie enters the office of her boss. The photo copier is broken now and only print enlargements of Bernie's bottom, which she copied as a birthday joke - "for the crack". There's also a complaint because Bernie has insulted an overweight patient with the word "Titanic".

At the office, the easily scared woman is screaming again when she finds a note on her computer screen, telling her to call Julie.

Nan welcomes her grandson again. She's happy that that he came over. Then they discuss Jean, but Nan didn't see her. It turns out she did see her and told her she got fat - in addition, she told her that Jamie said her husband looks like Charles Manson (a famous mass murderer). She misunderstood him, because he actually said that her husband looks like Charles Bronson.

At the information desk, a customer complains a store has already closed. The ideas the agent presents are not very helpful.

In the bedroom, Paul and Sam argue over what happened today: the mail was on the floor when she came home. Her catalogue finally arrived. She called the post office later on, but she barely got pass the recorded welcome message.

A couple is looking at a house. The estate agent doesn't really like the house and makes her client feel quite unwelcome.

Lauren is not bovvered that she ain't invited to a party. Her friend tries to defend her, but Ryan just doesn't want to invite her.

Elaine works in a bakery: she wants to get married to some bloke in the US who she's only just met over the internet so far. Turns out, the guy is in Texas on death row. Jeremiah Wainwright III - or "the cleaver" - is a cold blooded serial killer. She thinks the others just don't know him and she holds onto him.

At the information desk a guy complains that they need to replace some windows. She mistakenly thinks he wants a professional hit man.

Nan and her grandson Jamie discuss that he didn't forget to bring what she wanted. He takes off and leaves her on her own.

The easily scared woman is scared by the 'bing' of her microwave.

Elaine Figgis is about to leave for the US.

Broadcast details

Monday 23rd February 2004
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 23rd June 2011 10:00pm W
Friday 24th June 2011 8:00pm W
Friday 5th August 2011 9:40pm W
Monday 19th December 2011 11:40pm W
Tuesday 20th December 2011 11:35pm W
Wednesday 25th January 2012 12:40am W
Wednesday 25th January 2012 10:40pm W
Wednesday 28th March 2012 1:40am W
Wednesday 28th March 2012 11:40pm W
Friday 30th November 2012 12:00am W
Friday 14th December 2012 12:00am W
Friday 18th January 2013 12:40am W
Wednesday 6th February 2013 12:40am W
Tuesday 19th February 2013 12:30am W
Tuesday 18th June 2013 12:40am W
Friday 23rd August 2013 1:40am W
Saturday 1st March 2014 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 5th July 2014 12:40am W
Saturday 5th July 2014 10:40pm W
Saturday 21st February 2015 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 5th March 2015 10:40pm W
Monday 8th June 2015 10:20pm W
Tuesday 22nd December 2015 11:30pm W
Wednesday 6th January 2016 9:30pm Gold
Thursday 7th January 2016 1:45am Gold
Wednesday 6th April 2016 10:50pm W
Wednesday 8th June 2016 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 9th June 2016 2:40am Gold
Wednesday 15th June 2016 3:20am Gold
Monday 4th July 2016 11:20pm W
Friday 16th September 2016 3:00am Gold
Monday 14th November 2016 12:50am Gold
Sunday 11th December 2016 8:20pm W
Thursday 6th July 2017 10:00pm W
Friday 1st December 2017 9:00pm W
Saturday 2nd December 2017 2:25am W
Monday 5th March 2018 11:40pm W
Saturday 5th May 2018 9:40pm W
Friday 22nd June 2018 11:30pm W
Saturday 23rd June 2018 2:15am W
Saturday 7th July 2018 9:40pm W
Monday 24th December 2018 12:00am W
Saturday 29th December 2018 11:55pm W
Saturday 5th January 2019 12:25am W
Saturday 5th January 2019 11:35pm W
Sunday 6th January 2019 11:20pm W
Saturday 12th January 2019 9:30pm W
Saturday 2nd November 2019 9:40pm W
Saturday 27th June 2020 10:30pm W
Saturday 1st August 2020 10:40pm W
Saturday 12th September 2020 10:00pm W
Friday 30th October 2020 10:00pm W
Saturday 31st October 2020 8:00pm W
Tuesday 29th December 2020 1:25am W
Wednesday 30th December 2020 1:00am W
Saturday 12th June 2021 10:40pm W
Sunday 13th June 2021 9:00pm W
Friday 24th September 2021 10:40pm W
Saturday 25th September 2021 9:40pm W
Friday 12th November 2021 10:00pm W
Friday 7th January 2022 10:40pm W
Saturday 8th January 2022 9:40pm W
Friday 13th May 2022 10:40pm W
Friday 16th September 2022 10:30pm W
Saturday 17th September 2022 9:30pm W
Saturday 29th October 2022 9:35pm W
Friday 7th April 2023 10:30pm W
Saturday 8th April 2023 9:30pm W
Friday 21st July 2023 10:30pm W
Saturday 22nd July 2023 9:30pm W
Saturday 14th October 2023 12:35am ITV2
Saturday 14th October 2023 9:30pm W
Friday 16th February 2024 11:30pm W
Saturday 17th February 2024 9:40pm W

Cast & crew

Catherine Tate Various
Mathew Horne Various
Niky Wardley Various
Rebecca Front 'Elaine Figgis' Documentary Narrator
Angela McHale Various
Bruce Mackinnon Various
Derren Litten Various
Guest cast
Buki Armstrong Ensemble Actor
Lee Ross Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Catherine Tate Writer
Aschlin Ditta Writer
Derren Litten Writer
Mathew Horne Writer
Production team
Gordon Anderson Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer
Jo Hunter Line Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
John Sorapure Director of Photography
Lucia Santa-Maria Costume Designer
Vanessa White Make-up Designer
Christopher Clayton (as Chris Clayton) Lighting Designer
Lee Trevor 1st Assistant Director

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