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Catherine Tate brings Nan back for two more episodes on BBC1

Catherine Tate is bringing back her foul-mouthed pensioner character, Joanie Taylor, for two more half-hour episodes of Nan on BBC1.

Joanie was first seen swearing and causing all manner of mischief in front of her highly embarrased grandson (Mathew Horne) in The Catherine Tate Show back in 2004. A one-off Nan special in early 2014 was subsequently nominated for a BAFTA.

These new Nan episodes will be filming in London Studios during June and both episodes will be shown in 2016. They’re written by Catherine, Brett Goldstein and Dan Swimer, directed by Geoff Posner and made by Tiger Aspect and WAF Liberty Productions.

Shane Allen, BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning, says: "Nan is one of the most iconic comedy characters of our time and it's thrilling to welcome her back to BBC One. Catherine's performance is as close to comic perfection as you can get."