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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 3

Bernie welcomes a new co-worker, an American girl explains a meaningful conversation with a man and the scared woman is scared again.

Further details

The train stopped at its final station and the train's staff tells Lauren to get off. However, she ain't bovvered by the fact that the train reached its destination and keeps sitting. Only when the staff are gone, does she get out as well.

Two children play chess under their mother's supervision. The mother tells them that there was a disaster last night at the dinner party: she almost ran out of olive oil! She had only 4 bottles left. Luckily, her husband bought some extra virgin olive oil on the way home and came home "like a knight in shining armour".

The easily scared woman screams when her husband slurps on his beer. Worse when he sneezes.

At a crime scene. Whittaker notes that Stevenson was shot in the heart. His boss - the enigmatic cop - however speculates what would have happened if no bullet was fired. She wants him to shoot her as she wants to find out if a bullet in the heart will be enough to kill her. He doesn't want to and so he walks away.

Paul and Sam argue over the fact that a friend who didn't show up last night.

In the pub, Bunty and Geoff are having a beer. He presents an award of the Doncaster Spinners which she has to approve. They discuss her retirement. She presents her medals and tells him that she'll never retire! The problem is she's way too old - the average age of other majorettes is 12.

An American girl explains her meaningful conversation she had with a guy last night.

The Irish nurse, Bernie, welcomes a new nurse at the hospital. Her feeling welcoming soon changes during the conversation.

The American girl goes on with the meaningful conversation recap.

Nan is visited by her grandson. She's "fucking raving" as she puts it and she's not happy at all. Her windows haven't been cleaned despite she already called the Social Services three times. The window cleaner rings on the door and is way too late. She's so upset she completely forgets to open the door. Once he's in, she pretends like she never ranted. When he's gone, she explains "what a fucking liberty!" She complains that he barely did anything. Now she sends her grandson to clean the windows, despite a minute ago she didn't allow him to do it.

The easily scared woman screams when she has the hiccups.

Elaine is back from her wedding in Texas, to marry the guy on death row. She explains her rather eventful trip to Texas. The ceremony was extremely short as they had to give him so many sedatives that it almost killed him so he would stand still for a couple of seconds - "he's a big lad".

The American girl goes on with her meaningful conversation, this time with another man.

The easily scared woman screams when she opens a bag of crisps and is delighted with the fact that she has won another bag.

Broadcast details

Monday 1st March 2004
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 8th April 2011 9:40pm W
Thursday 23rd June 2011 10:40pm W
Friday 24th June 2011 8:30pm W
Friday 12th August 2011 9:00pm W
Saturday 13th August 2011 12:40am W
Wednesday 21st December 2011 11:00pm W
Wednesday 1st February 2012 12:00am W
Wednesday 1st February 2012 10:00pm W
Wednesday 4th April 2012 1:35am W
Wednesday 4th April 2012 11:35pm W
Friday 30th November 2012 12:40am W
Friday 14th December 2012 12:30am W
Saturday 19th January 2013 12:45am W
Thursday 7th February 2013 12:00am W
Thursday 7th February 2013 12:40am W
Wednesday 20th February 2013 12:00am W
Wednesday 19th June 2013 12:00am W
Saturday 1st March 2014 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 5th July 2014 1:10am W
Saturday 5th July 2014 11:20pm W
Saturday 28th February 2015 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 12th March 2015 10:00pm W
Monday 15th June 2015 10:20pm W
Wednesday 9th September 2015 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd December 2015 11:00pm W
Thursday 21st January 2016 9:25pm Gold
Friday 22nd January 2016 2:05am Gold
Wednesday 6th April 2016 11:30pm W
Thursday 16th June 2016 3:20am Gold
Tuesday 5th July 2016 10:40pm W
Thursday 8th September 2016 3:00am Gold
Tuesday 20th September 2016 3:00am Gold
Wednesday 16th November 2016 11:35pm Gold
Sunday 11th December 2016 8:50pm W
Monday 10th July 2017 10:00pm W
Tuesday 11th July 2017 12:20am W
Friday 1st December 2017 9:40pm W
Tuesday 6th March 2018 11:00pm W
Saturday 12th May 2018 9:00pm W
Sunday 13th May 2018 12:20am W
Monday 25th June 2018 11:00pm W
Saturday 7th July 2018 10:20pm W
Monday 24th December 2018 11:35pm W
Saturday 12th January 2019 10:10pm W
Saturday 2nd November 2019 10:20pm W
Saturday 14th December 2019 9:00pm W
Saturday 27th June 2020 11:10pm W
Saturday 1st August 2020 11:20pm W
Saturday 12th September 2020 10:40pm W
Friday 30th October 2020 10:40pm W
Saturday 31st October 2020 8:30pm W
Saturday 19th December 2020 8:45pm W
Tuesday 29th December 2020 1:55am W
Wednesday 30th December 2020 1:30am W
Saturday 12th June 2021 11:20pm W
Sunday 13th June 2021 9:40pm W
Friday 24th September 2021 11:20pm W
Saturday 25th September 2021 10:20pm W
Friday 12th November 2021 10:40pm W
Friday 7th January 2022 11:20pm W
Saturday 8th January 2022 10:20pm W
Friday 13th May 2022 11:20pm W
Friday 16th September 2022 11:10pm W
Saturday 17th September 2022 10:10pm W
Saturday 29th October 2022 10:15pm W
Friday 7th April 2023 11:10pm W
Saturday 8th April 2023 10:10pm W
Friday 21st July 2023 11:10pm W
Saturday 22nd July 2023 10:10pm W
Saturday 14th October 2023 1:10am ITV2
Saturday 14th October 2023 10:10pm W
Saturday 17th February 2024 12:10am W
Saturday 17th February 2024 10:20pm W

Cast & crew

Catherine Tate Various
Mathew Horne Various
Niky Wardley Various
Rebecca Front 'Elaine Figgis' Documentary Narrator
Bruce Mackinnon Various
Jonathan McGuinness Various
Derren Litten Various
Guest cast
Lee Ross Ensemble Actor
JJ Bee (as Jonathan Bee) Ensemble Actor
Francesca Isherwood Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Catherine Tate Writer
Derren Litten Writer
Arthur Mathews 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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