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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.

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Series 1, Episode 5

Sandra shows us the silly game of 'Last Hit' - however, things soon turn ugly when a man gets hit by a car, but still feels as if he needs to play. Nan and her grandson visit the Pound Shop where everything doesn't go according to plan.

Further details

Last Hit Woman is sat around a boardroom table with her colleagues. After a successful meeting, she sidles up to one of them, hits him ("Last hit!") and runs off.

Thomas and Chloe are in the kitchen, making panini. Mummy (The Aga Saga Woman) is standing next to them. The telephone rings and she answers it. She informs the children that Daddy hasn't been able to find any good Brie this trip. They are terrified because the school Parisian picnic is tomorrow.

Last Hit Woman (Sandra) and Payne are walking down an office corridor, talking about results of a data. As they reach an agreement, Sandra hits Payne and runs off.

Three clowns in full costume are attending a clown workshop. They rehearse different clown tricks and Jill, one of the clowns, keeps thinking about her car accident.

Last Hit Woman hits yet another firm employee, Anthony.

Bernie is in the hospital corridor and approaches a man. He is waiting for his mother to come out of the operating theatre and she is about to present him with the results. She is, however, a bit confused about Mr. Willis' surname and says they'll ring him later.

Last Hit Woman is taken by surprise as her game suddenly changes direction and she gets hit by Anthony. As he tries to run away from her, he gets hit by a car. She reaches him, kneels down next to him and quickly taps him. "Last hit."

Bunty is sitting alone in the pub and Geoff arrives. She is upset because he made his new majorette captain already. Geoff informs her that she's been seen watching the Doncaster Spinners marching practice. He advises her to give up spinning a baton. As she walks out, she puts Eye Of The Tiger on the jukebox.

The clowns are painting faces on three children. The leader of the group, Matthew, asks them to show him the children's faces. Honker turns his little boy round to show a tiger face, Boo turns his little girl round to reveal a flower face and Jill turns her little girl round to show a face covered in scars and blood.

As the victim of Sandra's little game is wheeled into the back of the ambulance, he manages to tap Sandra. Much to her annoyance, he's getting away and she chases the ambulance.

Martin Webb is on a busy train, making calls from his mobile phone - phoning people and letting them know about his night out and that "he still got a bit of blood running through his alcohol vessels."

The clowns are practising their balloon twisting skills. Honker has made a rabbit, Boo has made a dog and unsurprisingly, Jill has made a noose.

Enigmatic Cop and her colleague are by the side of the river, standing next to a body. A headless body. Amanda is certain that a lady did it - ''statistically, there are more ladies than chaps in London''. She also thinks that identifying the bodies without fingerprints and heads is quite easy - people without fingerprints and heads would have stuck out a mile.

Last Hit Woman enters Anthony's hospital room with some flowers. She apologises to him and manages to score a "last hit".

Nan and her grandson are shopping in a Pound Shop. She is confused about the pricing of items in the shop, so she keeps asking how much things cost. When she is explained that everything's a pound - or twenty shillings - she is outraged. She tells Jamie that Mrs. Jackson from the flat above her is dead. At least she thinks so - after all, she hasn't seen her for four days. She decides to purchase the jam jars and is outraged once again when she is offered a carrier bag. "What a load of old shit."

Last Hit Woman is at Anthony's funeral. His sister has one final message from Anthony to Sandra. She taps her arms and says "last hit." Sandra looks as if she might faint and takes deep breaths. She runs back towards to grave, screaming.

Bunty is seen in the midst of a majorette routine, surrounded by younger majorettes.


Due to difficult scheduling, Catherine Tate actually filmed this episode after the final episode.

To date, the "Martin Webb" sketch is the only sketch in which Catherine Tate does not appear.

Broadcast details

Monday 15th March 2004
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 6th May 2011 9:40pm W
Thursday 30th June 2011 10:40pm W
Friday 1st July 2011 8:30pm W
Friday 19th August 2011 9:00pm W
Saturday 20th August 2011 12:40am W
Tuesday 7th February 2012 11:00pm W
Wednesday 8th February 2012 10:00pm W
Wednesday 18th April 2012 12:00am W
Wednesday 18th April 2012 11:00pm W
Saturday 1st December 2012 12:40am W
Saturday 15th December 2012 12:45am W
Wednesday 23rd January 2013 12:40am W
Friday 8th February 2013 12:00am W
Thursday 21st February 2013 12:00am W
Saturday 4th May 2013 11:20pm W
Sunday 5th May 2013 2:30am W
Thursday 20th June 2013 12:00am W
Saturday 9th November 2013 10:10pm Gold
Saturday 8th March 2014 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 12th July 2014 12:40am W
Saturday 12th July 2014 10:40pm W
Saturday 14th March 2015 9:00pm Gold
Monday 16th March 2015 10:00pm W
Monday 29th June 2015 9:00pm W
Thursday 17th September 2015 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 24th December 2015 11:45pm W
Thursday 14th April 2016 12:50am W
Tuesday 21st June 2016 3:30am Gold
Thursday 7th July 2016 10:00pm W
Wednesday 31st August 2016 3:20am Gold
Thursday 22nd September 2016 3:20am Gold
Tuesday 6th December 2016 12:25am Gold
Sunday 11th December 2016 10:00pm W
Wednesday 12th July 2017 11:00pm W
Friday 15th December 2017 9:40pm W
Thursday 8th March 2018 11:00pm W
Saturday 19th May 2018 9:00pm W
Sunday 20th May 2018 12:20am W
Tuesday 26th June 2018 11:40pm W
Wednesday 27th June 2018 11:00pm W
Saturday 28th July 2018 9:00pm W
Wednesday 26th December 2018 12:10am W
Monday 31st December 2018 12:40am W
Tuesday 1st January 2019 12:10am W
Saturday 19th January 2019 9:40pm W
Saturday 23rd March 2019 9:40pm W
Saturday 16th November 2019 9:40pm W
Saturday 14th December 2019 10:20pm W
Friday 7th August 2020 11:20pm W
Saturday 19th September 2020 10:10pm W
Friday 6th November 2020 10:00pm W
Saturday 7th November 2020 8:00pm W
Wednesday 30th December 2020 11:40pm W
Friday 2nd April 2021 11:35pm W
Saturday 3rd April 2021 11:20pm W
Sunday 13th June 2021 12:40am W
Sunday 13th June 2021 11:00pm W
Friday 1st October 2021 10:40pm W
Saturday 2nd October 2021 9:40pm W
Friday 19th November 2021 10:10pm W
Saturday 20th November 2021 9:40pm W
Friday 14th January 2022 10:40pm W
Saturday 15th January 2022 9:40pm W
Saturday 21st May 2022 9:40pm W
Friday 23rd September 2022 10:40pm W
Saturday 24th September 2022 9:40pm W
Friday 4th November 2022 10:40pm W
Saturday 5th November 2022 9:40pm W
Friday 14th April 2023 11:00pm W
Saturday 15th April 2023 9:40pm W
Friday 28th July 2023 10:40pm W
Saturday 29th July 2023 10:00pm W
Friday 20th October 2023 11:40pm W
Saturday 21st October 2023 9:40pm W
Friday 23rd February 2024 11:40pm W
Saturday 24th February 2024 9:40pm W

Cast & crew

Catherine Tate Various
Mathew Horne Various
Niky Wardley Various
Ella Kenion Various
Angela McHale Various
Bruce Mackinnon Various
Jonathan McGuinness Various
Derren Litten Various
Guest cast
JJ Bee (as Jonathan Bee) Ensemble Actor
Francesca Isherwood Ensemble Actor
Alan David Ensemble Actor
Seeta Indrani Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Catherine Tate Writer
Derren Litten Writer
Mathew Horne 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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