BBC One has ordered a second series of Tracey Ullman’s eponymous sketch and impressions show after the first run consistently drew audiences of over 4m.
Tracey Ullman’s Show, the comic’s first BBC project for 30 years, quickly won over viewers with its star’s impressions of Dame Judi Dench as a kleptomaniac and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a sex kitten.
Other comedy characters included drugs mule Karen, adjusting to modern life after 28 years in a Thai prison, and topless feminist MP Sally Preston.
Ullman said: “It has been a pleasure being back at the BBC, and I am thrilled to get the opportunity to write more shows with my brilliant team. The warm reception from the British public has meant a lot to me personally.
“I want to thank them and let Dame Judi Dench and Chancellor Angela Merkel know I couldn’t have done it without you girls. Here’s to season two.”
Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning, added: “Tracey’s triumphant return to British television was a big hit with the audience. She’s such an exceptional talent at the top of her game.
“The new series will have plenty more surprises and finger on the pulse characters and impressions that hold a fairground mirror up to modern British society, politics and celebrity.”