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The Catherine Tate Show

BBC Two sketch show. 21 episodes (3 series), 2004 - 2009. Stars Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley, Angela McHale, Bruce Mackinnon, Jonathan McGuinness, Ella Kenion and others.

Nan's Christmas Carol

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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?

Broadcast details

Friday 25th December 2009
50 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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
    James Martin Guest
    Richard Lumsden Bob Cratchit
    Rosie Cavaliero Julie Cratchit
    Dominic Coleman Jake Taylor
    Deddie Davies Nellie
    Aschlin Ditta Priest
    Production team
    Gordon Anderson Director
    Geoff Posner Producer


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