BBC One Orders Pair Of ‘Nan’ Specials For 2016

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BBC OneNan is making a comeback. BBC One has ordered a pair of half-hour specials featuring the character created and played by Catherine Tate.

The foul-mouthed OAP previously appeared in a special in 2014, which drew strong ratings and earned a BAFTA-nomination. Catherine Tate will once again be reprising her role as Nan, after most recently playing the character during the Royal Variety Performance.

Nan (1)Set to air in 2016, the two Nan specials were commissioned by the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen, Commissioning Editor for BBC Comedy Kristian Smith and BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore.

“Nan is one of the most iconic comedy characters of our time and it’s thrilling to welcome her back to BBC One”, said Allen. “Catherine’s performance is as close to comic perfection as you can get.”

The two specials are being penned by Catherine Tate, Brett Goldstein and Dan Swimer; and are being produced by Tiger Aspect and WAF Liberty Productions. Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, Catherine Tate and Kristian will executive produce, while Geoff Posner is attached to direct.