Series 1, Episode 4
Overthrown dictator's wife Soraya Al Amir tries to start a new, more innocent life right under the flight path in Hounslow; a working-class drama teacher is exasperated by the fact that all her students seem to be posh; and OAP sex worker Dora's failing memory causes some career hiccups.
Meanwhile, Margaret the ex-Wimbledon line judge unsuccessfully explains how to tolerate grunting in the modern game; and Angela Merkel is back in Britain for another top-level political summit.
- Monday 1st February 2016
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
Show past repeats
|Monday 1st February 2016||11:10pm||BBC1 Wales|
Cast & crew
|Samantha Spiro||Ensemble Actor|
|Aaron Neil||Ensemble Actor|
|Jason Forbes||Ensemble Actor|
|Zahra Ahmadi||Ensemble Actor|
|Jamie Demetriou||Ensemble Actor|
|Lucy Montgomery||Ensemble Actor|
|Sue Elliott-Nicholls||Ensemble Actor|
|Jenna Boyd||Ensemble Actor|
|Amy Dunn||Ensemble Actor|
|Rafi Essex||Ensemble Actor|
|Johnny McKeown||Ensemble Actor|
|Georgia Maskery||Ensemble Actor|
|Alex Armitage||Ensemble Actor|
|Renaee-Mya Warden||Ensemble Actor|
|Sonya Raymond||Ensemble Actor|
|Jade Ewen||Ensemble Actor|
|Jeremy Dyson||Script Editor|
|Tracey Ullman||Executive Producer|
|Ben Farrell||Executive Producer|
|Myfanwy Moore||Executive Producer|
|Miranda Jones||Production Designer|
Tracey Ullman's sublime Angela Merkel goes full Eurovision in a wonderful homage to Germany's 1982 winner (who can forget Nicole's Ein bißchen Frieden - which translates as A Little Peace). But this instalment seems largely designed to give her other characters a chance in the spotlight.
There's more from the mildly funny obsessive zoologist and we also meet a corrupt dictator's wife, a kind of Mrs Gadaffi-type living it up (or rather down) in Hounslow with her spoilt young son.
Sharper satire is found in a scene from a TV drama audition where a group of women compete to play largely non-speaking roles of rape or murder victims. "No jokes...best leave that to the men," one of them says. There's certainly no danger of the fab Ms U ever doing that now, is there?Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 26th January 2016