Catherine Tate revived her irascible foul-mouthed Nan in a one-off special for the BBC. Mathew Horne appeared as her grandson Jamie via Skype as he was out of the country during the filming. Instead Nan was paired with a young girl called Alice by The Young and Old Buddy-Up Foundation to keep her company.
The BBC screened the special at 9:30 and is reportedly bracing itself for a barrage of complaints about language, racism and all things offensive. More than 100 people complained six years ago when the character screened an hour later.
Meanwhile Britcom Birds of a Feather, which had a 9 year run from 1989 – 1998, has been revived for 8 episodes.
Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, the first episode last week revolved around Sharon and Tracey having not spoken for years, but both turn up for a book signing.
Reviews for the 2014 version suggested it hasn’t aged so well, with one critic even calling it, “The worst programme I’ve seen twice.”