The Catherine Tate Show. Catherine Tate
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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The Catherine Tate Christmas Show

The Catherine Tate Show. Image shows from L to R: Catherine Tate, George Michael. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC
Irish nurse Bernie duets with a famous patient at the hospital karaoke party, Nan cooks Christmas dinner for her daughter and gobby teenager Lauren shows off her rapping skills to her mates and gets into trouble on a school trip.


This programme was the most offensive programme yet broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Day, according to complaints from outraged viewers. The BBC, however, refused to apologise to the viewers, despite over 100 complaints received. Viewers had complained of excessive use of the word "f***" by Tate's foul-mouthed Nan character in the first sketch of the show.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th December 2007
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 31st August 2015 3:20am Gold
Wednesday 16th September 2015 1:10am Gold
Wednesday 16th September 2015 3:25am Gold
Tuesday 15th December 2015 9:05pm Gold
Wednesday 16th December 2015 1:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Catherine Tate Various
Mathew Horne Various
Niky Wardley Various
Ella Kenion Various
Rebecca Front 'Elaine Figgis' Documentary Narrator
Angela McHale Various
Bruce Mackinnon Various
Jonathan McGuinness Various
Derren Litten Various
James Holmes Various
Guest cast
Kathy Burke Guest
George Michael Guest
Tamzin Outhwaite Guest
Colin Morgan Guest
Writing team
Catherine Tate Writer
Aschlin Ditta Writer
Derren Litten Writer
Gordon Anderson Writer
Mathew Horne Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Bruce Mackinnon Writer
Jenny Lecoat Writer
Ella Kenion Writer
Niky Wardley Writer
Production team
Gordon Anderson Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer

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