Tracey Breaks The News. Tracey Ullman
Tracey Breaks The News

Tracey Breaks The News

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 2017 - 2018
  • 7 episodes (2 series)

Topical sketch show starring comedian and impressionist Tracey Ullman. Also features Ben Miller, Samantha Spiro, Laurence Howarth, Tony Gardner, Tony Way and more.

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Tracey Breaks The News

Tracey Breaks The News. Tracey Ullman
A political and topical offering from Tracey Ullman. For the first time Tracey is taking on an impression of Theresa May, alongside favourites Angela Merkel and Nicola Sturgeon. The show is a mix of famous political figures and everyday people reacting to the results of the general election and the anniversary of the Brexit vote. As the election result will have global implications, the show also looks at the reaction of the Russians, Europeans and Melania Trump.

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd June 2017
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th June 2017 10:30pm BBC1

Cast & crew

Tracey Ullman Various
Samantha Spiro Ensemble Actor
Laurence Howarth Ensemble Actor
Tony Gardner Ensemble Actor
Tony Way Ensemble Actor
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Aaron Neil Ensemble Actor
Sue Elliott-Nicholls Ensemble Actor
Laurence Rickard Ensemble Actor
Georgia Maskery Ensemble Actor
Dan Skinner Ensemble Actor
Olivia Morgan Ensemble Actor
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Anthony Atamanuik Donald Trump
Chizzy Akudolu Ensemble Actor
Jake Bailey Ensemble Actor
Rhona Cameron Ensemble Actor
Carlotta Morelli Ensemble Actor
Mabel McKeown Ensemble Actor
Jade Ewen Ensemble Actor
William Hartley Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Kevin Cecil Writer
Andy Riley Writer
Georgia Pritchett Writer
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Laurence Howarth Writer
Katherine Jakeways Writer
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Caroline Norris Producer
Tracey Ullman Executive Producer
Gareth Edwards Executive Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Justin James Editor
Heather Gibson Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Helen Woolfenden Costume Designer
Vanessa White Make-up Designer
Richard Thomas Composer
Andy Marlow Composer
Greg Duffield Director of Photography
Mat McHale 1st Assistant Director
Claire McCarthy Commissioning Editor


As part of a recently commissioned raft of satires across all BBC TV channels (including brand new series for Frankie Boyle and Philomena Cunk), Tracey Ullman impersonates Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon, Angela Merkel and Melania Trump for this one-off political show dealing with the (utter) state of the world and the fallout from the most surreal general election in quite some time.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

Tracey Breaks The News review

The impersonations were good but the chortles felt like an afterthought.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 23rd June 2017

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