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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Series 2, Episode 2

Tracey Breaks The News. Image shows from L to R: Tracey Ullman, Liam Hourican. Copyright: BBC
This week, Theresa May prepares to fly to Canada for the G7, but Philip doesn't plan to join her. There's a support group for the "overly-woke", and the Russians head to the White House to upgrade Melaniabot with a new logic bypass.

Broadcast details

Friday 8th June 2018
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Tracey Ullman Various
Ben Miller Rupert Murdoch
Samantha Spiro Ensemble Actor
Laurence Howarth Ensemble Actor
Tony Gardner Ensemble Actor
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Laurence Rickard Ensemble Actor
Dan Skinner Ensemble Actor
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Zahra Ahmadi (as Zara Ahmadi) Ensemble Actor
Ben Ashenden Ensemble Actor
Liam Hourican Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Carlotta Morelli Ensemble Actor
Jade Ewen Ensemble Actor
Jason Barnett Ensemble Actor
Josh Berry Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Kevin Cecil Writer
Andy Riley Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Laurence Howarth Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Brona C. Titley Writer
Tony Cooke Writer
Simon Alcock Writer
Lucy Montgomery Writer
Will Maclean Writer
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Caroline Norris Producer
Tracey Ullman Executive Producer
Gareth Edwards Executive Producer
Francis Gilson Line Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Heather Gibson Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Helen Woolfenden Costume Designer
Pete Rowe Director of Photography
Martin Hawkins Director of Photography
Vanessa White Make-up Designer
Richard Thomas Composer
Andy Marlow Composer
Matt Bell 1st Assistant Director
Kate Daughton Commissioning Editor


More topical satire in which Tracey Ullman and pals dress up as the newsmakers of the day (it's recorded close to broadcast, so content is uncertain, but the Donald Trump outfit is likely to have been kept handy). It's an obvious attempt at a British equivalent of the impersonation-led sketches of Saturday Night Live.

Andrew Mueller, The Guardian, 8th June 2018

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