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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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The scattershot sketch show with the odd musical number continues, and while Ullman's portrayal of Judi Dench as a compulsive hellraiser insulated by her national treasure status is a solid, repeatable gag, it almost overshadows her impeccable impersonation of Maggie Smith (here reimagined as an eager-to-please YouTube vlogger). Elsewhere, Nicola Sturgeon goes to great lengths to get the Angela Merkel look.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 17th February 2017

Although sketch shows are naturally dilettantish, Ullman's skims too many surfaces. The impersonations - Maggie Smith, Germaine Greer - are on the money and skits such as the one about greetings cards all being rude nowadays are solid, but it's all a punchline or idea short. Observations on gentrification and posh actors lack a fresh point, and a playlet about a woman thwarted by her elderly mother hasn't time to develop its pathos.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 10th February 2017

Review of the week: Tracey Ullman's Show

I might sound like a grumpy old grandad who's out of step with everything that's cool and trendy but really: what's all this fuss about Tracey Ullman?

Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 4th February 2017

Tracy Ullman on why Monty Python 'p****d her off'

Tracey Ullman said she tore into Michael Palin over Monty Python's all-male line-up when they first met. The actress, 57, said: "Python used to p*** me off when I was young. When I met Michael I said, 'Why did you never have women in the show?' He was so adorable and said, 'I think we were rather frightened of them' - so it was easier for Terry Jones to do it."

Laura Harding, The Mirror, 3rd February 2017

The sketch show returns with our Tracey as adept as ever at playing a range of characters. Prepare for a delinquent Dame Judi Dench, a Bond-villainesque Nicola Sturgeon and Clare Balding's need to present every TV show going ("I just want to help!"). But the best sketch by far makes grotesques of Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch (Ben Miller) at a painfully strained family dinner - more risks like this, please.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 3rd February 2017

Tracey Ullman's guide to her favourite impressions

Veteran comedian Tracey Ullman takes through her celebrity faces - Judi Dench, Nicola Sturgeon Angela Merkel, Germaine Greer and The Murdoch Bunch.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 3rd February 2017

Preview: Tracey Ullman's Show Series 2

Overall, the strike rate, upped with some hit-and-run quickies, is impressive. Tracey Ullman's Show could be that most elusive of things: a primetime BBC One show that pleases critics as much as audiences.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 3rd February 2017

Tracey Ullman interview

The veteran comedian is back - but how does she get inside the characters who make us laugh?

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 3rd February 2017

Tracey Ullman's Show review

Ullman throws herself at it with gusto and it's iconoclastic enough to elicit gasps as well as giggles.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 3rd February 2017

Preview: Tracey Ullman's Show Series 2

As you would expect, there are some great new characters introduced in the second series.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 2nd February 2017

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