Tracey Breaks the News

Tracey Breaks the News

Series 2 - Episode 2

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Review

You’ve got to love Tracey Ullman’s fearlessness. Yes, like all sketch shows, this suffers from occasionally patchy and padded-out writing and a reliance on a news agenda that many people don’t care about as much as the BBC would probably like us to think. But when she nails it, she can be sublime.

And there’s probably no better example of aiming her satirical hammer with deadly precision than her Jerry Hall. A faux-naive siren to Ben Miller’s stunningly boorish, sexually obsessed, though (funnily enough) not unlikeable Rupert Murdoch, it’s brilliant and we see a lot of him here, alongside another promising new creation, Jacob Rees-Mogg and his poor old nanny.

Summary

Award-winning actress, impressionist and comedian Tracey Ullman reacts to the events of the moment. This instalment sees the return of Theresa May, Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon and the ever-trustworthy Michael Gove. Plus, the love story between Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall continues, as does politics' most hapless double act - Jacob Rees-Mogg and his long-suffering Nanny. With Ben Miller and Liam Hourican.

Cast & Crew

Host Tracey Ullman
Actor Ben Miller
Actor Liam Hourican
Director Dominic Brigstocke
Executive Producer Gareth Edwards
Producer Caroline Norris
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Comedy