Tracey Ullman’s Show has been recommissioned for a further series to air on BBC One.
“It has been a pleasure being back at the BBC, and I am thrilled to get the opportunity to write more shows with my brilliant team. The warm reception from the British public has meant a lot to me personally. I want to thank them and let Dame Judi Dench and Chancellor Angela Merkel know I couldn’t have done it without you girls. Here’s to season two.” – Tracey Ullman
Comedian, actress and singer Tracey returned to BBC One at the beginning of January after a break of thirty years, and the series, across its broadcast, garnered some critical acclaim, and a few not so flattering reviews, however the show saw peak consolidated audiences of over four million viewers. A mix of sketch, celebrity impressions, song and dance, the show played to all Tracey’s strengths as a peerless impressionist and comedic social commentator, and included impressions of Dame Judi Dench as a kleptomaniac and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a sex kitten. Other comedy characters included drugs mule Karen, adjusting to modern life after 28 years in a Thai prison, and topless feminist MP Sally Preston.
“Tracey’s triumphant return to British television was a big hit with the audience. She’s such an exceptional talent at the top of her game. The new series will have plenty more surprises and finger on the pulse characters and impressions that hold a fairground mirror up to modern British society, politics and celebrity.” – Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning