Catherine Tate in Nan’s Christmas Carol

Nan’s Christmas Carol – 2009

At the end of her 2007 Christmas Special Catherine Tate announced there would be no more series of  “The Catherine Tate Show”

However fast forward two years she returns with an hilarious one off send up of  “A Christmas Carol” featuring her popular ‘Nan’ character.


Mean-spirited, two-faced, foulmouthed Nan welcomes the festive season with her usual mix of sweetness, sarcasm and expletives.  A visit from her late husband appears to warn her of some impending visitors.

The story unfolds after Nan has turned out the Cratchits, her relatives from Yorkshire (with their dog, Tiny Tim), on Christmas Eve and stolen the over-60 club’s lottery money.

The Ghost of Christmas Past reveals just how horrible Nan was as a child and as a young wife, while the risotto-cooking, Armani-clad, Ghost of Christmas Present (David Tennant) and The Ghost of Christmas Future show the curmudgeonly old killjoy some home truths.










Catherine Tate
Mathew Horne
David Tennant
Ben Miller
Roger Lloyd Pack


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Catherine Tate
Original Transmission Date: 25tth December 2009