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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 6

Kate and Ellen are playing a guessing game, Elaine Figgis isn't coping well with news of her husband's execution and Nan explains why she is the way she is.

Further details

Margaret and Michael are in a restaurant. The waiter hands them a menu each. When the wine waiter appears from behind Margaret's back and hands her a wine list, she screams.

Kate and Ellen are working. Kate starts a conversation about Cornwall and makes Ellen guess how long it took her to get to Cornwall. The AA said it would take her four and a half hours - it only took her four hours. And ten minutes.

Elaine Figgis (now Wainwright) is at home, in front of a makeshift shrine to her husband, who is currently on death row, awaiting execution. She is presented with a handful of problems - magic candles, time zones and oven alarms.

Kate and Ellen are working at their desks. Kate starts to brag about her personal trainer and makes Ellen guess how far she ran last night.

Bernie enters Sister's office. She apologises for being late. Sister informs her that she would benefit from an unofficial assessment, so she asks her some questions. Bernie later reveals that she didn't kill Mr Thompson, a critically ill patient - despite having taken him on a night out to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Lauren and Liese are in the shopping centre and Lauren is not bovvered that Ryan hasn't invited her to the party.

Margaret is in her office, talking to her husband on her mobile phone. She wants him to call her on the landline because she doesn't like speaking on the mobile. She puts the phone down and waits. As the phone rings, she screams.

Geoff is sitting alone in the pub and Bunty arrives. He tells her that he was quite surprised when he came home from his holiday, as he read that Bunty had held a one-woman protest at her expulsion from the group. Geoff explains that the average age for a Doncaster spinner is 6 - Bunty is 31. He presents her with a restraining order, as she has left them no option. As she walks out, she puts 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?' on the jukebox.

Margaret and her husband are celebrating their anniversary and she is frightened by the pop of the champagne cork.

Kate and Ellen are working at their desks. Kate asks Ellen to guess what she is thinking. Ellen immediately guesses and Kate replies: 'Freak!'

Jamie visits his nan and she tells him that he's not the only visitor she's had today. His sister came to her flat to visit her with her baby. Nan quickly explains that she has never seen such an ugly child - ''It's like a big hairy elf looking at you!'' As she continues to insult the baby's father, Jamie asks her: ''Why are you like that, Nan?'' The sketch ends with Nan singing and dancing to 'I Am What I Am'.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd March 2004
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 6th May 2011 10:20pm W
Friday 19th August 2011 9:40pm W
Saturday 20th August 2011 1:15am W
Friday 2nd December 2011 12:50am W
Tuesday 7th February 2012 11:40pm W
Wednesday 8th February 2012 10:40pm W
Wednesday 25th April 2012 1:00am W
Wednesday 25th April 2012 11:00pm W
Tuesday 4th December 2012 12:20am W
Tuesday 18th December 2012 12:50am W
Thursday 24th January 2013 12:40am W
Friday 8th February 2013 12:40am W
Thursday 20th June 2013 12:40am W
Saturday 16th November 2013 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 8th March 2014 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 5th April 2014 10:00pm W
Saturday 12th July 2014 1:20am W
Saturday 12th July 2014 11:20pm W
Monday 16th March 2015 10:40pm W
Saturday 21st March 2015 9:00pm Gold
Monday 6th July 2015 9:00pm W
Saturday 5th September 2015 2:10am Gold
Friday 18th September 2015 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 26th December 2015 11:45pm W
Thursday 14th April 2016 1:30am W
Tuesday 21st June 2016 2:40am Gold
Thursday 7th July 2016 10:40pm W
Friday 23rd September 2016 3:05am Gold
Wednesday 7th December 2016 1:25am Gold
Sunday 11th December 2016 10:40pm W
Thursday 13th July 2017 10:00pm W
Friday 14th July 2017 12:20am W
Friday 15th December 2017 10:20pm W
Thursday 8th March 2018 11:40pm W
Saturday 19th May 2018 9:40pm W
Wednesday 27th June 2018 11:40pm W
Saturday 28th July 2018 9:40pm W
Wednesday 26th December 2018 12:50am W
Tuesday 1st January 2019 12:45am W
Saturday 19th January 2019 10:20pm W
Saturday 30th March 2019 9:00pm W
Saturday 16th November 2019 10:20pm W
Saturday 21st December 2019 9:00pm W
Saturday 8th August 2020 12:00am W
Saturday 19th September 2020 10:50pm W
Friday 6th November 2020 10:40pm W
Saturday 7th November 2020 8:30pm W
Thursday 31st December 2020 12:20am W
Saturday 3rd April 2021 12:15am W
Sunday 4th April 2021 12:00am W
Saturday 19th June 2021 10:00pm W
Sunday 20th June 2021 9:00pm W
Friday 1st October 2021 11:20pm W
Saturday 2nd October 2021 10:20pm W
Friday 19th November 2021 10:50pm W
Saturday 20th November 2021 10:20pm W
Friday 14th January 2022 11:20pm W
Saturday 15th January 2022 10:20pm W
Saturday 21st May 2022 10:20pm W
Friday 23rd September 2022 11:20pm W
Saturday 24th September 2022 10:20pm W
Friday 4th November 2022 11:20pm W
Saturday 5th November 2022 10:20pm W
Friday 14th April 2023 11:35pm W
Saturday 15th April 2023 10:20pm W
Friday 28th July 2023 11:20pm W
Saturday 29th July 2023 10:40pm W
Saturday 21st October 2023 12:20am W
Saturday 21st October 2023 10:20pm W
Saturday 24th February 2024 12:20am W
Saturday 24th February 2024 10:20pm W

Cast & crew

Catherine Tate Various
Mathew Horne Various
Niky Wardley Various
Ella Kenion Various
Rebecca Front 'Elaine Figgis' Documentary Narrator
Derren Litten Various
Guest cast
Buki Armstrong Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Catherine Tate Writer
Aschlin Ditta Writer
Derren Litten Writer
Mathew Horne Writer
Bruce Mackinnon 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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