The Catherine Tate Show

Season 3 Episode 1

Series 3, Episode 1

Aired Unknown Oct 26, 2006 on BBC Two
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Series 3, Episode 1
Catherine Tate returns with a third series of her hilarious show. New characters include a Northern 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.

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  • Good start of a new series.

    In this third series we get new characters and welcome back some old ones. The good news is that the dropped characters aren't really missed. Among the new ones Geordie Georgie slightly confuses me. Did they have to give her such an unusual nose to distract us from the limited possibilities from the character? After all, she's just another comic creation whose main feature seems to be her aggressive language (without Nan Taylor's reality). Helen Marsh appears three times, each time with essentially the same joke. But her final appearance, as an inept translator, is of such quality that it made the episode for me. A simple joke made brilliant by Miss Tate's performance. We already know that she can make characters come to life, but her execution of a rather childish joke is remarkable.

    Kathleen, the Ulster mother, gives proof that the show dares to make fun of stereotypes that were perhaps politically incorrect some years ago. At the same time, the muted colours reminded me of something the shows doesn't get enough credit for, its visual style adapted to each segment.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Geordie Georgie: Did you know, that every thirty-eight minutes, some poor little fellar, who when his wife calls his name cowers in the corner and s***s his pants
      Martin: Wow, I didn't know that
      Geordie Georgie: If you don't believe me, log onto the website:

    • (The children at the Sports Day start an egg and spoon race)
      Aga Saga Woman: NO! It's the eggs! They're not organic!
      (All of the kids and parents run screaming into their cars and drive away)

    • Nan Taylor: They've carted poor Tommy and Dolly off to the nut house.
      Jamie: Nan, it's not a nut house. It's sheltered accommodation.
      Nan Taylor: Call it what you like, love, they'll still be splashing about in their own piddle come teatime.

    • Nan Taylor: He was one of the finest paedophiles in London.
      Jamie: What?
      Nan Taylor: Oh, what he didn't know about feet, was no one's business.

    • Nan: They gave me a wooden f***ing squirrel.

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