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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.

Press clippings

The greatest Christmas TV moments of all time ranked

The greatest Christmas TV moment of all-time is the Only Fools And Horses 'Batman and Robin' episode.

A poll of 2,000 adults who celebrate Christmas found the hilarious moment from 1996 where Del Boy and Rodney unknowingly prevent a crime - while dressed as the dynamic duo - is top of the tree.

Jake Penkethman, The Sun, 30th November 2022

BBC Four to repeat comedy classics

To link in with the celebrations of 100 years of the BBC, from Saturday 22nd October BBC Four will begin broadcasting classic episodes of sitcoms and sketch shows.

British Comedy Guide, 14th October 2022

Everyone's comparing Nadine Dorries interview with Catherine Tate sketch

Footage of culture secretary Nadine Dorries struggling to defend Boris Johnson in an interview has gone viral, with many comparing the clip to a Catherine Tate comedy sketch. Many have compared Dorries' mannerisms in the interview to those of Tate's comedy character Lauren, a school girl whose catchphrase is "Am I bovvered?"

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 1st February 2022

Catherine Tate Show slapped with warnings on BritBox

The Catherine Tate Show has been branded as homophobic and racist after another wave of BritBox censoring swept the platform.

Robert Mann, The Sun, 26th October 2021

You Can't Show It Now? Tate translator sketch

The butt of the joke is clearly Tate's Little Englander idiot, but she is still getting laughs from racial/national stereotypes. This feels way more uncomfortable than when it first aired.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th August 2021

iPlayer adds Vicar Of Dibley, Catherine Tate and Royle Family

BBC iPlayer has added all the episodes of The Vicar Of Dibley, The Catherine Tate Show and The Royle Family. Further box sets are to follow, including Blackadder and Gimme Gimme Gimme.

British Comedy Guide, 24th October 2020

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

Every character on The Catherine Tate Show ranked

It's been a grim twelve years since The Catherine Tate Show aired its final episode.

Ciara Knight, JOE, 16th October 2019

A look back at George Michael's comedy cameos

He appeared in Christmas specials of Extras, The Catherine Tate Show as well as Comic Relief sketches with characters from Little Britain and Gavin & Stacey.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 26th December 2016

Catherine Tate films Children In Need 2013 sketch

Catherine Tate has filmed a sketch for Children In Need 2013. Set in Holby Hospital, it features the comedian in character as Nan.

British Comedy Guide, 4th November 2013

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