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Tis' the season to be jolly!
on 11 July 2010
This is the one-off Christmas special from Catherine Tate that aired on Christmas Day 2009. Nan's Christmas Carol is a re-telling of the classic Dickens story with Nan as a Scrooge-like character. Naturally this isn't a faithful version of the story!
I don't want to give away too much because I think the joy of this version is discovering how cleverly Catherine Tate has incorporated all of Nan's personality and home life. David Tennant, Roger Lloyd Pack and Ben Miller play the ghosts with Madness making a special appearance. The Cratchits are represented by Nan's Northern nephew Bob and his family. Cue lots of Northern stereotypes which as a northerner I find hilarious! I'm not a fan of David Tennanat but his appearance is brilliant. They clearly have a good on-screen prescence together.
When watching the Catherine Tate series I've always found her sketches to be a bit samey/over long. However this programme is 50 minutes long and doesn't flag at all. Highly recommended and would make a great Christmas present.