The BEST Episodes of The Catherine Tate Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2019

Network: BBC Two

Perrier Award nominated for her performance in Lee Mack's sketch show at The Edinburgh Festival 2000 and critically acclaimed for her one-woman sketch show at Edinburgh 2001, Catherine Tate now writes and stars in her own sketch show. Catherine's irreverent characters include the rancid pensioner, the overprotective new parents and the randy nurse. The show's theme tune is "In These Shoes?" by Kirsty MacColl.

Episode 5

#1 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 23, 2006

Nan appears on Paul O'Grady's teatime show and broadcasts her horrible views to the nation. The Aga Saga women takes a wrong turn into "Tottenham" and Lauren refuses to speak French for an oral exam.

star 9.52
67 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: Jonathan Harvey
Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 25, 2005

As another series comes to an end, Lauren accuses her teacher of being gay. Does Paul think his wife isn't funny anymore. The shop keeper asks Derek for some advice about her son being gay and Nan has a visitor over she met in the post office, which is the guest appearance of comedian Peter Kay.

star 9.50
38 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers:
Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

In the last episode in the series, Lauren gets hitched, Derek gets a massage, Georgie does another fund raiser, this time for dwarfs, Janice and Ray talk about a sandwich with no bread and Nan's sister comes over from Spain and Essex couple Paul and Sam return with more laughs.

star 9.27
44 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Aschlin Ditta, Catherine Tate, Jenny Lecoat, Jonathan Harvey
Episode 4

#4 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 11, 2005

Catherine Tate presents a number of sketches.

star 9.18
40 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers:
Episode 3

#5 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 9, 2006

Derek Faye meets Bonnie Langford, Lauren receives a proposal, Nan has a new neighbour from upstairs and Bernie's brother's and sister's come over from Ireland to visit.

star 9.07
42 votes
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 26, 2006

Catherine Tate returns with a third series of her hillarious show. New characters include a Nothern Irish mum who's delighted her son's gay. Meanwhile Nan visits an old friend in hospital and Lauren takes a job in a burger bar.

star 8.98
46 votes
What Am I Thinking?

#7 - What Am I Thinking?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 23, 2004

Watch out as Catherine Tate and Peter Kay clash on in this rather special season final of Catherine Tate. Also watch out for Lauren as she manages to find her way into even more trouble.

star 8.91
45 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers:
Backhander

#8 - Backhander

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 8, 2004

A menacing game of 'IT' breaks out in the work office. Also, Catherine Tate's newly invented character shows us the silly game of 'Last Hit'. However things soon turn ugly when a man gets hit by a car, but still feels as if he needs to play.

star 8.83
53 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers:
Episode 1

#9 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 21, 2005

Catherine returns with some old characters, and some hilarious new ones, including an incredibly gay guy in denial of his sexuality, and a crazy dog trainer.

star 8.34
76 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: Aschlin Ditta, Catherine Tate, Derren Litten
Episode 5

#10 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 18, 2005

Catherine plays Lauren the chav.

star 8.29
63 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: Derren Litten
Valley Girl

#11 - Valley Girl

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 1, 2004

Bernie welcomes a new co-worker. A woman explains a meaningful conversation with a man and the scared woman is scared again.

star 8.20
84 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Catherine Tate, Derren Litten
Death Row Wife

#12 - Death Row Wife

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 23, 2004

Paul and Sam laugh about a catalogue and Lauren isn't bothered she wasn't invited to a party. Meanwhile we meet the information woman who operates the information desk in the shopping mall.

star 8.00
96 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: Ash Ditta, Catherine Tate, Derren Litten, Mathew Horne
Episode 4

#13 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 16, 2006

Gingers for Justice take to the rooftops with guest star Patsy Palmer. Lauren causes trouble in science class and The Aga Saga Woman and her children are terrified when a mechanic brings over a courtesy car whilst her Land Rover is being repaired.

star 7.83
12 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: Jonathan Harvey
Episode 2

#14 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 28, 2005

Thomas and Chloe fear for their lives when "Mummy" has to hire an agency nanny from the north. The flatulent posh lady bothers a taxi driver with her demands and her...erm...functions. Meanwhile Lauren is 'not bovered' when she mistakingly calls 'Dizzy Rascal,' 'Naghty Rascal.' Muu Shepard, famous Birmingham dog trainer, deals with training a new champion after her old friend 'Mr. Tibbs' passes away. Nurse Berny has an incident involving a T.V. hypnotist. "Zebbedy" harrasses some customers at "Speedy Jays." The office ladys play their guessing game. Nev misses another visit to the roadside eatery by a famous person. Jason has to escort "Nan" to the doctor's office for a visit with no appointment...

star 7.68
19 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers:
Car Party

#15 - Car Party

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 16, 2004

A young couple has to live in their car for their baby's sake. Also does Beyoncé have "bling" or "bing"?

star 7.68
136 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: Catherine Tate, Derren Litten
Episode 3

#16 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 4, 2005

Lauren, and the Granny.

star 7.60
15 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: Jenny Lecoat
Episode 2

#17 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 2, 2006

Eastenders actress Natalie Cassidy guest-stars as a cheerleader after Lauren's boyfriend, Fifties landlady Ma Willow makes her first appearance and Nan has a rat in her house.

star 7.55
22 votes
Last Hit

#18 - Last Hit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 15, 2004

We follow the grandma and her visit to the one pound shop, meanwhile Lauren is getting up to her own tricks again when she finds out she's not invited to a party.

star 7.39
18 votes
Directors: Gordon Anderson
Writers: