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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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Tracey Ullman's Show set to return for Series 2

Tracey Ullman's Show looks set to return for a second series, with both the BBC and the star reportedly having agreed to the principle of making more.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2016

Tracey Ullman's Show, BBC One review

Ullman has gathered a terrific pool of writing talent.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 12th January 2016

Tracey Ullman's Show: it's not brave or funny enough

If you're a fan from before, way back then, you're probably thinking this is all marvellous and isn't it fantastic to have Our Trace back after all that time, she's a national treasure herself, even if she does now have US citizenship as well. But if you're a Tracey-Who under-45, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Another observational sketch show, with impressions: is that a good idea?

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, 12th January 2016

Radio Times review

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.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 12th January 2016

TV review: Tracey Ullman's Show

The comedian returns after almost 30 years in America to deliver a sketch show that stands out by delivering mostly hits.

Alex Hardy, The Times, 12th January 2016

Ullman's enduring status is evident in her comeback show, with Samantha Spiro, Tony Gardner and Rupert Grint turning out as foils. The credits confirm the former 80s star of Three of a Kind also has the best writing and production team available. But this is not so much hit-and-miss as not-aiming-at-anything-concrete in the first place. Recurring characters, mimicry and light satire all refuse to ignite in a show that doesn't look as if its creator desperately needed to create it.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 11th January 2016

Tracey Ullman: 'This PC stuff can be really sanitising'

As she returns with her first UK TV show in over 30 years, Tracey Ullman talks to Patrick Smith about un-PC comedy and women being in charge.

Patrick Smith, The Telegraph, 11th January 2016

How Tracey Ullman came home to the BBC

Tracey Ullman might just be the most important woman in the history of British comedy.

Ben Dowell and Stephen Armstrong, Radio Times, 11th January 2016

Tracey Ullman's Show review

The BBC were rightly chuffed to have signed Tracey Ullman for her return to the British TV after 30 years: she's a brilliant comic actress, as evidenced in every scene of her her show, and a bona fide international TV star.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 11th January 2016

Our Trace is on top with spot-on spoofs

Pitch-perfect impressions are a tricky business. The look and the characterisation must be just so; to nail the voice, mannerisms and identify those tics that we don't realise are funny until someone shows us they are. For magic, you also need a razor-sharp twist on a character that's both surprising but moreish, televisually speaking. Tracey Ullman succeeded in all of the above in this first episode.

Sally Newall, The Independent, 11th January 2016

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