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The Catherine Tate Show - Series One

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Editorial Reviews

Am I bovvered?
Meet the opinionated, manipulative NAN, the AGA SAGA WOMAN who simply can t cope with major disasters like a dropped egg cleaver, PAUL AND SAM the impossibly excited couple, BUNTY the Doncaster Spinners' oldest majorette, MARGARET who is frightened of her own shadow, BERNIE the Irish nurse, Ben and Karen the sleep starved NEW PARENTS, ELAINE FIGGIS the eternal romantic engaged to a convicted murderer on Death Row, LAUREN the teenager who never backs down and is never Bovvered and many others.

One of the BBC's most popular comedy stars, Catherine Tate's ascension to fame has been rapid but definitely well-deserved. Her sketch show features an eclectic collection of comedy creations; from Cockney Nan to the outspoken schoolgirl, Lauren, Tate's characters are all the more funny because they remind us of people in everyday life.

Catherine Tate made her mark with a number of supporting roles (Big Train, Barking, TvGoHome and others) and a starring role in Wild West before graduating to this intriguing self-named series. Part simple comedy, part biting satire, the first series served to underline Tate's versatility and dazzling aptitude for inhabiting the skin of a wide-ranging cast of characters of various ages. Best are Lauren Cooper, the modern-day teenage schoolgirl constantly troubled by current parlance (infecting the country with the catchphrase 'Am I bovvered?'), and Nan Taylor, the cockney granny who, while appearing to be pleasant, is actually a foul-mouthed racist.

BEST COMEDY BANFF ROCKIE AWARDS 2004
BEST COMEDY NEWCOMER BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS 2004
BEST NEWCOMER ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY 2004

"one of the funniest women I have ever seen"
The Mirror

"It' s difficult to recall a comic performer/writer with quite the degree of timing delivery and inventiveness".
The Guardian

"Catherine Tate is far too talented and must be destroyed immediately. "
Dawn French

"a blissfully sure sense of character and perfect timing. "
The Daily Telegraph

"Finally a new face for comedy"
The Sunday Times

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Product Details

  • Actors: Catherine Tate
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: WHITE STAR
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
  • Run Time: 171 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000RXZILG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,275 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Sylviastel VINE VOICE on August 14, 2007
Format: DVD
Catherine Tate may be one of the newest talents to arrive from England. Her show is not yet broadcasted in America as it should have. Regardless, it is one of the funniest shows that I have seen in a long time and Catherine Tate is becoming one of my television favorites. She can transform herself from a young flygirl teenager to an annoying old woman. In between, she plays the woman who is frightened of her own shadow; the mall information lady who is useless, haven't we met one of them; the woman who can't get drunk enough to have sex with her boyfriend; the drunk real estate agent who makes crude remarks, and others. Anyway, the six episodes are really wonderful to watch over and over again. As somebody who got the first season of the show, I hope other American anglophiles will take a chance on Catherine Tate. She's one of Britain's funniest leading ladies.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Stapleton AKA: Sassy American Bird on September 19, 2007
Format: DVD
Our friends in the UK have been going on and on about Catherine Tate for ages so we were delighted when the show debuted on BBC America just recently. We were not disappointed!

Catherine Tate is a very talented comedian who is convincing as the foul-mouthed Nan, the typical teenager who wants to know if she is being disrespected, and the posh "too much time on her hands" mother and house wife "Horrors - down to the last 4 litres of extra virgin olive oil". The funny thing is that I can identify with each of these characters as either family members or someone I know.

We are so glad that the boxed set is to be released in days. Looking forward to seeing the shows without all the American adverts! For those who aren't familar with the various British accents, you may have to "cheat" and use your closed captioning option. The humour won't be lost though.. Cheers!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dram@urg on December 16, 2007
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Catherine Tate is a completely transformational performer. In this collection she brings us sad-sack Elaine Figgis, the line-dancing Brit baker whose e-courting of a death-row Texan is at once pathetic and hilarious; Nan Taylor, the outrageous Granny with a foul mouth and a keen wit; and the apotheosis of high school apathy, Lauren, who is perpetually "bovvered" by any kind of authority. Treat yourself, and check out this extraordinarily sharp, insightful and funny collection.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. LaMattina on November 3, 2007
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Ever since I found Ms. Tate, it was love at first sight. She is extremely funny and talented and I thoughly enjoyed this DVD. So worth getting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dt2008 on December 1, 2012
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I got The Catherine Tate Show full collection series DVD set, but season 1 blew me away. It's hilarious! My favorites are AGA SAGA WOMAN and PAUL AND SAM. After having watched a whole series of Tate starring as quick-mouthed and sassy Donna Noble in Doctor Who, I had to check out why she was so funny. Her LAUREN skit is also iconic. I am not so much a fan of NAN for some reason, but there are some other quick one-off characters that round out the DVD for Series One. Tate's strong suit is getting into her different characters and completely becoming them. If you do like physical, dress-up costume, over-the-top comedy, then I suggest you try this DVD to get a flavor of the humor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stacy Thibeault on August 3, 2014
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This show is so freakin' funny! I laughed through just the entire DVD.My husband thinks it is hilarious too.We both really like Ab Fab and Katherine Tate kind of reminds me of Jennifer Saunders except she is even funnier! We bought all three seasons and were bummed when we popped season 3 into the DvD player and it was region 2 but we will just hook a laptop up to the tv and watch it that way I guess.Wish this series had been on alot longer.I have a
So enjoyed Katherine Tate in Doctor Who and Much Ado About Nothing.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Wright on September 23, 2007
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This has got to be one of the funniest shows on television. The British know how to do good series, you just don't get that from American television. nan is the best television character in the history of television. BUY THIS DVD!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter G. Buckley on June 30, 2009
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Catherine Tate has very little presence in the US but her humor certainly transcends any national boundaries. Not only is she funny but her acting abilities far surpass most other comics.
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