Tracey Breaks The News. Tracey Ullman.

Tracey Breaks The News

BBC One sketch show starring Tracey Ullman. 7 episodes (2 series), 2017 - 2018. Stars Tracey Ullman, Ben Miller, Samantha Spiro, Laurence Howarth and others.

Tracey Breaks The News. Image shows from L to R: Tracey Ullman, Ben Willbond. Copyright: BBC.

Series 1, Episode 1

This time, Tracey Breaks The News will include the return of favourite characters Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon, and Theresa May, whilst Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron make their debut. And, for the first time, Tracey will also take on an impression of Jeremy Corbyn.

Further details

Here's a look at Tracey Ullman as Jeremy Corbyn...

Tracey Breaks The News. Tracey Ullman. Copyright: BBC. Tracey Breaks The News. Tracey Ullman. Copyright: BBC. Tracey Breaks The News. Image shows from L to R: Tracey Ullman, Laurence Howarth. Copyright: BBC. Tracey Breaks The News. Image shows from L to R: Laurence Howarth, Tracey Ullman. Copyright: BBC.

Talking about the new series at the time it was announced, Tracey Ullman said: "I am thrilled to be allowed to Break the News again with my fantastic team of writers and performers. It's wonderful that there is so much comedy to be found in the world's current terrifying doom spiral.

"These are uncertain times, but I have my money on Angela Merkel to win the German election - don't let me down Angela, you are like my Dot in EastEnders. Theresa May - hang in there, I'm not done with you yet, and Nicola Sturgeon - all power to your elbow hen, I promise my accent will be 10% better this season.

"I can't wait to play new characters including the glamorous FLOF (First Lady of France) Brigitte Macron and a certain Labour leader, who we imagine has a marvellous sense of humour and will no doubt be delighted to see himself depicted by a middle aged woman (please don't shave your beard off Jeremy, we've just had one made). Onward!"

Broadcast details

Friday 27th October 2017
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tracey Ullman Various
Samantha Spiro Ensemble Actor
Laurence Howarth Ensemble Actor
Tony Gardner Ensemble Actor
Tony Way Ensemble Actor
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Aaron Neil Ensemble Actor
Sue Elliott-Nicholls Ensemble Actor
Laurence Rickard Ensemble Actor
Olivia Morgan Ensemble Actor
Ben Willbond Ensemble Actor
Zahra Ahmadi (as Zara Ahmadi) Ensemble Actor
Dave Lamb Ensemble Actor
Tracy-Ann Oberman Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Michael Brandon Ensemble Actor
Daniel Dowling Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Kevin Cecil Writer
Andy Riley Writer
Georgia Pritchett Writer
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Laurence Howarth Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Brona C. Titley Writer
Tony Cooke Writer
Tracey Ullman Writer
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Caroline Norris Producer
Tracey Ullman Executive Producer
Gareth Edwards Executive Producer


Angela Merkel's image problem

Angela Merkel has a particular image problem that needs addressing.

Featuring: Tracey Ullman, Samantha Spiro.


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