Tracey Ullman’s political satire Tracey Breaks The News is returning for a three part run following the success of a post election special.
Filmed close to transmission, the series will see the return of viewer favourites Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May, as well as the introduction of a host of new faces including French First Lady Brigitte Macron and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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.
Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy commissioning, said: “The world has changed so quickly in the last year, so it makes sense that Tracey’s show moves to a more reactive format to keep satirical pace with it all.
“Tracey’s immense shape-shifting character talent means she brilliantly nails the many female world leaders alongside some of the blokes as well.
“She’s the comedy equivalent of the New Year’s Eve fireworks – she goes off in all directions and is always spectacular.”