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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Nan's Christmas Carol

The Catherine Tate Show. Catherine Tate
This festive special sees Nan's acid-tongued insults catch up with her when the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, along with a dead husband, pay an unexpected visit, in this comic re-telling of Charles Dickens's tale A Christmas Carol. Is it too late for Nan to swap her Scrooge-like misery for some seasonal goodwill?

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Broadcast details

Friday 25th December 2009
50 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 22nd December 2010 10:45pm BBC1

Cast & crew

Catherine Tate Various
Mathew Horne Various
Niky Wardley Various
Guest cast
Ben Miller Ghost of the Christmas past
Roger Lloyd Pack Ghost of the Christmas future
David Tennant Ghost of the Christmas present
Richard Lumsden Bob Cratchit
Rosie Cavaliero Julie Cratchit
Dominic Coleman Jake Taylor
Deddie Davies Nellie
Aschlin Ditta Priest
James Martin Self
Production team
Gordon Anderson Director
Geoff Posner Producer


Nan's Christmas Carol - Lottery Ticket

Nan has a rather cunning way of making a bit of extra cash.

Featuring: Mathew Horne & Catherine Tate.

The Ghost Of Christmas Past

The Ghost of Christmas Past comes to visit Nan, but has a bit of a trouble getting in.

Featuring: Catherine Tate & Ben Miller (Ghost of the Christmas past).


12 Days of Christmas Specials 8: Nan's Christmas Carol

In 2009 Catherine Tate had an idea to make Nan's Christmas Carol. Despite being told that it was far too late to put a special into production for that year (apparently it was already November) the cast and crew managed to pull-off a truly excellent special that deserves to be remembered.

Rhianna Evans, The Comedy Blog, 21st December 2019

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