The Catherine Tate Show

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  • TV-MA
  • 2004
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.3  (4,223)

The Catherine Tate Show, which aired on BBC Two from 2004 to 2009, starred British comedian Catherine Tate in a variety of comedic sketches and characters. The show was a sketch comedy series that blended character-based humour with observational and satirical elements, often poking fun at contemporary British culture and politics.

The show's most famous character was arguably Lauren Cooper, a teenage schoolgirl prone to using the catchphrase "Am I bovvered?" when she felt annoyed or disinterested. Cooper appeared in multiple sketches throughout the series, from misbehaving in school to causing trouble at home, but she was by no means the only memorable character. Tate played a wide range of roles, from a grumpy elderly woman to a delusional actress to a Scottish airline stewardess.

One of the strengths of the show was its ability to create recurring characters, who often appeared in different sketches and scenarios. For example, the character of Derek Faye was a stereotypical middle-aged gay man who would always interrupt a serious conversation with "How very dare you!" and an exaggerated display of offence. Other recurring characters included Joannie "Nan" Taylor, a foul-mouthed grandmother who wasn't afraid to speak her mind, and Geordie Georgie, a sexually suggestive office worker.

The show was also known for its cameos and appearances from famous actors and public figures, including David Tennant, Paul O'Grady, Daniel Craig, and Tony Blair. Many of these cameos involved the celebrities playing exaggerated versions of themselves or poking fun at their public image.

In addition to its comedy sketches, The Catherine Tate Show also included musical numbers and parody advertisements. These segments added variety to the show and allowed Tate to showcase her singing and dancing talents. The show also featured a number of recurring themes and motifs, such as the recurring segment "Am I Bovvered?" and the use of catchphrases and recurring jokes.

Overall, The Catherine Tate Show was a well-loved sketch comedy series that showcased Catherine Tate's talent for character-based humour and satire. Its memorable characters and catchphrases have become a part of British popular culture, and the show continues to be fondly remembered by fans.

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Christmas Special 2007
7. Christmas Special 2007
December 25, 2007
Catherine Tate's award-winning sketch show is back for a Christmas special, with her familiar stable of quirky characters. Packed with everyone's favorite characters, there are also special guest stars George Michael, Philip Glenister, and Kathy Burke.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 30, 2006
It's Lauren's wedding day. The snobby Aga Saga Woman has a disaster with yogurt. Derek goes for a massage and is offered more than a back rub. Georgie does another fund-raiser -- for dwarves. Janice and Ray talk about a sandwich with no bread.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 23, 2006
After a day out in London's West End to see "Billy Elliot: The Musical," Nan appears on tea-time television in "The Paul O'Grady Show." The Aga Saga Woman is terrified when she takes a wrong turn into Tottenham.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 16, 2006
The protest group Gingers for Justice takes to the rooftops. Lauren causes trouble in her science class. The Aga Saga Woman and her children are terrified when a lowly mechanic brings over a courtesy car while her Land Rover is being repaired.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 9, 2006
Derek Faye meets Bonnie Langford. Lauren receives a proposal. Nan has a new neighbor upstairs. Bernie's brothers and sisters from Ireland are over on a visit; they're all identical to Bernie and even more over-the-top.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 2, 2006
Natalie Cassidy guest stars as Kelly, a cheerleader after Lauren's boyfriend, Ryan. Thames Valley policeman Sam Speed is hit by a car and wakes up in a terrifying black-and-white world of 1951.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 26, 2006
Nan visits her old friend, Teddy Morris, in the hospital. Lauren gets a job at a burger bar. Kathleen is delighted when her son reveals he is gay, and she insists on showing him her new skirt.
  • Premiere Date
    February 16, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (4,223)