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Tracey Breaks The News (BBC-1 2017, Tracey Ullman)



Tracey Breaks The News

Following a triumphant return to the BBC and two successful series of Tracey Ullman’s Show, the award-winning actress, impressionist and comedian is back on BBC One with a half hour special to transmit in the aftermath of the 2017 snap general election.

Tracey Breaks The News will be filmed close to transmission, and will feature the return of series favourites Angela Merkel and Nicola Sturgeon. And Tracey will also be tackling Theresa May for the first time. The show will be a mix of famous political figures and everyday people, all reacting to the aftermath of the general election and the anniversary of the Brexit vote. It’s no longer just a view of the UK – this show will feature Russians, Europeans, and a new take on Melania Trump.

Tracey Ullman: “I’m excited the BBC has asked me to make a show at this time. We’ve decided to shake it up with a more topical format because things move so fast these days it’s like every 10 minutes I’m voting for something.

“There’s never been a better time to be imitating world famous political women, and I admire and thank them all: Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon, and my home girl newbie Theresa May. I can’t wait to get stuck in – thanks to the BBC and my brilliant team. It really is a privilege.”

Tracey Ullman

key behind the scenes crew
Caroline Norris as Producer
Dom Brigstocke as Director
Gareth Edwards as Executive Producer

show type
Sketch comedy
1×30 minute episode

broadcast from
currently in production for summer 2017.

network and production companies
BBC One – BBC Studios