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Second series for Catherine Tate

Catherine Tate’s sketch show has been recommissioned for a second series.

The comic, who last week walked away with the best newcomer gong at the British Comedy Awards, will be recording five new shows from February.

Her first series was critically acclaimed, winning an award at the Banff TV festival in Canada, and gathered a strong cult following.

However, it never made a breakthrough in the ratings, which BBC 2 will be hoping for with this second series.

It promises the return of familiar faces such as the embittered, foul-mouthed grandmother, and the schoolgirl who’s never ‘bovvered’ by anything.

Free audience tickets are available for the recording of The Catherine Tate Show in TV Centre, West London. Click here to apply.

Published: 27 Dec 2004

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