Catherine Tate's Nan returns | For another Christmas special

Catherine Tate's Nan returns

For another Christmas special

Catherine Tate is to revive her foul-mouthed Nan for her own Christmas special.

It comes after the character appeared in a sketch for Children in Need earlier this month as a Holby City patient, and six years after the last episode of The Catherine Tate Show aired.

For this special, Nan’s grandson, as played by Mathew Horne, is away in Africa doing voluntary work, so a young girl has been allocated to Nan by the 'Young and Old Buddy-Up Foundation' to keep her company.

Nan had a previous Christmas special in 2009: a spoof of Dickens's Christmas Carol in which she was cast as Scrooge.

The show was announced as part of BBC One's Christmas highlights, which also includes specials for Not Going Out, Citizen Khan, Would I Lie To You, The Matt Lucas Awards and Mrs Brown's Boys (which also has a New Year special) – as well as the well-publicised revival of Open All Hours, with David Jason's Granville running the store.

Meanwhile, Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Daniela Nardini, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson, Greg McHugh and Sharon Rooney star in a comedy set at a Scottish neighbourhood New Year's Eve Party, Two Doors Down.

The schedules also include the dramatisation of David Walliams’s Gangsta Granny, starring Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart, and a comedy night hosted by John Bishop.

Here is Tate in the Holby sketch:

Published: 26 Nov 2013

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