Tracey as Theresa May in Tracey Breaks the News!

Tracey Ullman's Show writer Laurence Rickard will play May's husband Philip in the special. Tracey is expected to play six political figures (Theresa May being one) in the show including Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon, Melania Trump, as well as original characters. Anthony Atamanuik will be playing Donald Trump. The Radio Times confirms that the BBC are already in active talks to bring back Tracey Ullman's Show for a third series for 2018! Tracey Breaks the News premieres tonight on BBC One at 9:30pm!





Tracey Ullman as Nicola Sturgeon in Tracey Breaks the News!


From BBC Comedy: Spotted: @NicolaSturgeon and @MhairiBlack enjoying some time out... kinda. 😜
Tracey Ullman Breaks the News, Friday 9.30pm @BBCOne

Nicola Sturgeon on Tracey Ullman


An excerpt from Nicola Sturgeon's interview in this week's Metro

Have you seen Tracey Ullman’s impressions of you on her BBC show? 

I’ve not seen all of them but I had to watch some because I’ve heard so much about it. I thought it was really funny.

Should she play you in our Brexit drama? 

I definitely think she should! She’s got the outfit and everything!





Tracey Breaks The News Gets Release Date!

Tracey Breaks The News 


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Friday 23 June 
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Tracey Ullman is back on BBC One with Tracey Breaks The News, a political and topical offering from the award-winning actress, impressionist and comedian. The half-hour special will be filmed close to transmission and broadcast in the aftermath of the general election. 

For the first time Tracey is taking on an impression of Theresa May, alongside favourites Angela Merkel (pictured) and Nicola Sturgeon. The show is a mix of famous political figures and everyday people reacting to the results of the general election and the anniversary of the Brexit vote. As the election result will have global implications, the show also looks at the reaction of the Russians, Europeans and - Melania Trump.

Tracey Breaks the News is a BBC Studios production, produced by Caroline Norris. The Director is Dom Brigstocke and the Executive Producer is Gareth Edwards. Commissioning Editor is Gregor Sharp.

This show was included as part of Shane Allen’s recent announcement about a range of satirical shows across all four BBC TV channels.

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BBC Special: Tracey Breaks The News!

Tracey returns this June with an all-new BBC One post-election, post-Brexit comedy special!

Shane Allen announces a range of satire shows across all four BBC TV channels

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning today announces a raft of brand new satires across all four BBC TV channels, featuring an extraordinary range of comedic talent including Tracey Ullman, Charlie Brooker, Frankie Boyle, Diane Morgan, Luisa Omielan and Rhys Thomas.

Shane says: “This range of shows puts a contemporary spin on the decades’ long, rich tradition of satire on the BBC. In a tumultuous political climate, the desire and opportunity for satire is at an all-time high.

"The fast moving social media age presents a new challenge in a fluid news landscape, so we need to be ever more up to date and reactive. This gathering of idiosyncratic comic minds is a concerted effort to create a satirical hall of mirrors to reflect upon.”


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 election.

Tracey Breaks The News (1 x 30’) 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.”

Production credits

Tracey Breaks The News (1 x 30’) is a BBC Studios production, produced by Caroline Norris. The director is Dom Brigstocke and the executive producer is Gareth Edwards. Commissioning editor is Gregor Sharp

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