Tracey Ullman's Show. Tracey Ullman. Copyright: BBC / Allan McKeown Presents
Tracey Ullman's Show

Tracey Ullman's Show

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 2016 - 2017
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

BBC sketch show starring character comedian and actor Tracey Ullman. Also features Tony Gardner, Elizabeth Berrington, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Katherine Jakeways, Samantha Spiro and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4

Tracey Ullman's Show. Tracey Ullman. Copyright: BBC / Allan McKeown Presents
Overthrown dictator's wife Soraya Al Amir tries to start a new, more innocent life right under the flight path in Hounslow. Meanwhile, Margaret the ex-Wimbledon line judge unsuccessfully explains how to tolerate grunting in the modern game.

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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.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 1st February 2016
Time
10:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 1st February 2016 11:10pm BBC1 Wales

Cast & crew

Cast
Tracey Ullman Various
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
Guest cast
Fiona Bruce Self
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
Writing team
Kevin Cecil Writer
Andy Riley Writer
Georgia Pritchett Writer
Lucy Montgomery Writer
Jonathan Harvey Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Carrie Quinlan Writer
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
George Jeffrie Writer
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Caroline Norris Producer
Tracey Ullman Executive Producer
Ben Farrell Executive Producer
Myfanwy Moore Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Richard Thomas Composer
Andy Marlow Composer

Video

Posh kids trying to act normal

Tracey Ullman plays a drama teacher struggling to teach a bunch of posh kids.

Featuring: Tracey Ullman, Jason Forbes & Zahra Ahmadi.

Press

Radio Times review

Tracey Ullman's sublime Angela Merkel goes full Eurovision in a wonderful homage to Germany's 1982 winner (who can forget Nicole's Ein biƟchen 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

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