Radio Times Review of Tracey Ullman's Show Episode TwoTracey Ullman's Show
SERIES 1 - EPISODE 2
Review by: Ben Dowell
If this series has confirmed anything it’s what a brilliant impersonator Tracey Ullman is.
This episode treats us to her pitch-perfect Camilla Parker-Bowles, a raucous hunting, shooting ’n’ smoking laugh-a-minute lady who spends the day looking after her grandson (a child who bears more than a passing resemblance to the real Prince George).
Ullman’s Dame Judi Dench continues to cause mayhem (this time deliberately blocking toilets in posh hotels), while her Maggie Smith auditions for the part of James Bond. Angela Merkel makes a welcome return from episode one.
Ullman’s less well-known characters also hit the mark. I loved her retired Wimbledon line judge, and a sketch about a computing lesson for silver surfers shows Ullman’s gift for satire and spot-on social observation.
After 30 years away it’s clear that this is a gifted woman who is returning to her native UK in triumph.
ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME 2/6.
The Duchess of Cornwall babysits Prince George for the day, Dame Judi Dench causes trouble in a five-star hotel and a Midlands couple return from holiday to find an illegal immigrant hidden under their motorhome. Plus, the tutor of a silver surfers computer class offers some extraordinary tips, and Angela Merkel entertains embassy staff with a song. Comedy sketch show, guest starring Steve Pemberton.
CAST AND CREW
Performer Tracey Ullman
Daniel Lawrence Taylor
Director Dominic Brigstocke
Executive Producer Tracey Ullman
Executive Producer Ben Farrell
Executive Producer Myfanwy Moore
Producer Caroline Norris
Writer Georgia Pritchett
Writer Kevin Cecil
Writer Andy Riley
Writer Laurence Rickard
Writer Jonathan Harvey
Writer Jeremy Dyson
Writer Gemma Arrowsmith